TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News #1-ranked Villanova is privileged to have Marcia Costello, PhD, RD, LDN – a longtime member of its campus-based faculty – as part of its BSN completion program faculty online. A registered dietitian with expertise in weight management, health promotion and eating disorders, Dr. Costello holds her BS in nutrition from the University of Rhode Island, her MS in nutrition from Framingham State College and her PhD in health education from Temple University.
Dr. Costello teaches Principles of Nutrition, a core component of the BSN degree program that gives students a solid foundation for the clinical nutrition concepts they will apply in nursing practice. This 100% online course emphasizes the importance of healthy eating habits in disease prevention.
"The College of Nursing continually distinguishes itself with quality standards which incorporate unmatched academics with an exemplary curriculum," said M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing for Villanova. "Dr. Costello is a valued member of our highly credentialed faculty and has been integral to the success of our BSN program and its students."
Delivered via state-of-the-art technology powered by University Alliance, this video-based e-learning program enables registered nurses to complete a vital credential conveniently. No campus attendance is required, and online students can complete clinical experiences at a health care facility in their area.
About the Villanova College of Nursing
The Villanova University College of Nursing, established in 1953, is a nationally recognized premier nursing program under Catholic auspices with a mission to create a synergy between compassion and clinical excellence. Based in suburban Philadelphia and educating the world, it is designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. The College provides a values-based undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences that prepares students to assume positions as productive, ethical, and socially responsible citizens and leaders providing care in clinical and community settings. It also offers outstanding master's, PhD and DNP programs to prepare advanced practice nurses, administrators and nurse educators. Its environment for faculty and student scholarship, its respected continuing nursing education program and the leadership contributions of its students, faculty and alumni in nursing and health care are acknowledged around the world.
About University Alliance
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country.
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