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M. Louise Fitzpatrick

College of Nursing

WHY VILLANOVA NURSING?

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Ӱԭ Nursing innovates and educates. We build nursing science that informs practice. We live and breathe Ӱԭ University's Augustinian values in our approach to nursing as a profession, mission and healing ministry in a diverse society.

You will graduate ready to care, research, teach, advocate and discover. As you graduate you will enhance a powerful, compassionate alumni network whose members serve the vulnerable, think globally and lead.

We make personalized investments in you—whether you're new to nursing or more seasoned in your career. You will be challenged in an integrated way to be an independent thinker and problem solver, a nurse who contributes to the profession and promotes health for patients and populations. You will collaborate with faculty experts and have access to superior clinical and teaching resources in Driscoll Hall and around the globe. Because we are committed to creating unique and compelling opportunities for you to learn and advance, we are consistently honored by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE

BACHELOR'S

Choose your path to earning your BSN, including a traditional 4-year and second-degree options.

MASTER'S

Partner with faculty experts as you pursue an advanced degree to become a nurse practitioner or nurse educator.

DOCTORAL

Lead, research, educate and innovate with a Post-Master's DNP, Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia DNP, or PhD.

HEALTH CARE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Advance professionally through innovative educational experiences.

CENTERS

Focus on critical topics, research skill, multidisciplinary partnerships and a community-minded approach to improve the quality of life for all.

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Look beyond problems and discover solutions through research and innovation focused on improving clinical practice and health care delivery.

ENGAGE WITH US

 

 

FAST FACTS

$75, 035

AVERAGE UNDERGRADUATE STARTING SALARY

  

97.5%

SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE

  

10,159

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

  

6

CONSECUTIVE DESIGNATIONS AS
NLN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

  

120

PhD GRADUATES SINCE 2008

  

8

GLOBAL HEALTH SITES

  

IGNITING CHANGE

NEWS

William Conway

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives Fourth Gift from William and Joanne Conway, Bringing their Total Support to More Than $10 Million

Ӱԭ University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has received a fourth gift from philanthropists William E. Conway, Jr., co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, bringing their total investment of the College of Nursing to over $10 million. This funding from the Conways—which will support more than 500 Ӱԭ nursing students over the next five years—makes them the largest donors in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing’s history.

NOVEMBER 28, 2023

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Two nursing students examine patient mannequin in simulation center

Simulation Center Among First in the World to Earn Inaugural INACSL Endorsement for Healthcare Simulation Standards

The Simulation and Learning Resource Center (SLRC) is among the first simulation centers worldwide to be endorsed by the International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL) in their new Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement program. The award was presented on June 17 to SLRC Assistant Director Patricia Prieto, MBA, BSN, RN, CHSE who represented the FCN team at the INACSL22 meeting in Milwaukee. This recognition reflects the deep dedication the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has to nursing education and the science that supports it.

JUNE 17, 2022

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Dr. Helene Moriarty

Traumatic Brain Injury Care Scientist Dr. Helene Moriarty Contributes to NASEM Committee Report to Accelerate Progress in TBI Care and Research

A critical new report sponsored by the Department of Defense,, wasreleased February 1 by an ad hoc National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) CommitteeonAccelerating Progress in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research and Care. Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Diane & Robert Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research at the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, worked for over a year with the committee on its recommendations - one of two nurses in the group of 18 experts representing many disciplines.

MARCH 4, 2022

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Dr. Sunny Hallowell

Dr. Sunny Hallowell Releases Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Gaming Simulation

Associate Professor Sunny Hallowell, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, a pediatric nurse practitioner and an expert in breastfeeding and neonatal ICU (NICU) nursing, has developed the , the first of several such games she hopes to develop as a 2021 Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Scholar. Dr. Hallowell, whose work was funded by both the Ӱԭ University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Research Development Grant and The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, focuses on simulating a clinical experience using a health equity framework that promotes undergraduate students’ application of knowledge, clinical reasoning and communication skills. 

OCTOBER 26, 2022

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