Saint Joseph’s University and Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Sign Affiliate Agreement

Saint Joseph’s University is gratified to announce that it has sealed an accent agreement with Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing that will yield priority admissions caring for SJU students in Villanova’s BSN Express Program. The 14-month second class module incorporates all of a customary components of Villanova’s nursing module in a clever timeframe. 

“We are happy to have this event to offer Villanova’s glorious associate module to a graduates,” says Shaily Menon, Ph.D., vanguard of a College of Arts and Sciences. “With a direct for BSN nurses in a office market, we know that this connection will capacitate a students to enter a contention as leaders in all use settings.”

A smallest of 5 competent SJU graduates or students annually will be charity acknowledgment to this second-degree option. To validate for consideration, students contingency have a smallest altogether GPA of 3.0, finish all settled nursing exigency courses with a class of B or higher, and request to Villanova by Oct 15 of their comparison year during SJU. Students might brand their seductiveness in this choice in their sophomore year so that they can start operative with a Villanova nursing member early in a process.

“We demeanour brazen to stability a attribute with Saint Joseph’s by this new agreement. Saint Joseph’s graduates have succeeded in a BSN module given a pregnancy and it’s been a pleasure to watch them launch their nursing careers,” says Lesley A. Perry, Ph.D., R.N., halt vanguard of a Fitzpatrick College of Nursing.

Villanova’s Accelerated BSN Program for College Graduates is approved by a Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and fully accredited by a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

For some-more information, contact: Cheryl Wert, recruitment dilettante during a Fitzpatrick College of Nursing,, or Connie O’Hara, health professions confidant during Saint Joseph’s University,


About a Villanova University Louise M. Fitzpatrick College of Nursing: The Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is a nationally recognized, premier nursing program, committed to a Augustinian Catholic values and a untiring office of educational and clinical value in nursing and nursing education. Founded in 1953, a College is designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by a National League for Nursing. It is home to dual centers—Global and Public Health, and a MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education, that yield students a event to confederate believe with unsentimental experience. The College is committed to a teacher-clinician academician model, charity undergraduate, stability education, connoisseur and doctoral programs, that ready students to assume positions as compassionate, productive, reliable and socially obliged practitioners and leaders during a forefront of complicated health care. Visit

About Saint Joseph’s University: Founded in 1851 in a Jesuit tradition of educational excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a sum enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and connoisseur students, SJU offers a far-reaching array of educational programs designed so that any connoisseur enters a universe with a rival resume and tellurian perspective. This is achieved by heated educational investigate led by thought-leading expertise scholars, a extensive campus knowledge and clever investigate abroad, service-learning, internship and commune programs. Upon graduation, scarcely 100 percent of students are employed, posterior modernized degrees or volunteering in prestigious use programs. A member of a Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division we intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni — over 68,000 clever — yield a absolute network that spans a globe. Visit

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