Prerequisites - Second Degree BSN

Courses Credits
Anatomy & Physiology 8 credits
Chemistry (must have an organic component)
4 credits
Microbiology (preferred) or Genetics 3-4 credits
Statistics 
3 credits
Science elective 3-4 credits
English/Literature or equivalent 3 credits
Philosophy 3 credits
Humanities electives 9 credits
Intro to Psychology 3 credits
Intro to Sociology
3 credits
Nutrition* 3 credits
Pathophysiology* 3 credits
Human Development (lifepan)** 3 credits
Religion/Theology** 3 credits
Total prerequisite credits applicable towards degree 61
Total credits for degree 136
   
*These courses can be taken during the curriculum  
**If not taken as prerequisites, these courses will need to be completed in the summer semester between the first and second year of the Second Degree BSN Program  

Prerequisites may be completed at any accredited college or university.  Students who choose to complete their prerequisites at Villanova University need to complete an application through the College of Professional Studies, Office of Part-Time Studies.

In addition to the Nursing prerequisites listed above, Second Degree Students must also fulfill the University's course requirements of the BSN degree.  Please see the Transfer of Credits section.

Transcript Submissions: Second Degree BSN

Second Degree BSN

Send Electronic Transcripts to: Kristin.Barkdoll@villanova.edu.

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Second Degree BSN
Driscoll Hall Room 319
Attention: Kristin Barkdoll

Villanova University
800 E Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

If you are sending a transcript for review, you may scan and email it to Kristin.Barkdoll@villanova.edu. Your communication MUST include your name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth.

Second Degree Options: BSNExpress Program and Alternate Sequence Curriculum

 

Contact us

Questions? Please contact:

Kristin Barkdoll, program assistant, at 610.519.7137

Colleen Meakim, program coordinator, at 610.519.7955

If you are sending a transcript for review you may scan and email it to Mrs. Barkdoll or fax it to her attention at 610-519-8365. Your communication MUST include your name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth.