Seasoned Nursing Educator Dr. Joyce S. Willens Among Villanova University's Distinguished BSN Faculty of Online University Alliance Program This celebrated RN to BSN program is offered through the University's College of Nursing - designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

TAMPA, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News #1-ranked Villanova is honored to have campus-based instructor Joyce S. Willens, PhD, RN, BC, among its RN to BSN program online faculty. As an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing, Dr. Willens teaches foundational and pain management courses. In addition, she contributes to various nursing journals. Dr. Willens holds a BSN from Villanova University, an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Maryland.

Within the RN to BSN program, Dr. Willens teaches Foundations in Nursing and Health, which examines the scope and aims of professional nursing practice through the study of concepts of health and systems of care. The College of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework are analyzed and used to guide activities for this 100% online course.

"Our College of Nursing is a tangible expression of the University's mission, tradition and commitment to human service," said M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing for Villanova. "The highly credentialed RN to BSN program faculty bring both clinical and professional nursing expertise to this motivated group of students."

Powered by University Alliance technology including two-way voice over IP (VoIP), shared virtual whiteboards and chat rooms, this video-based e-learning program enables rich, real-time interaction with fellow nurses and faculty. Students get the opportunity for further collaboration when they complete their clinical experiences at a local health care facility. No campus classroom attendance is required in the online program.

RNs are encouraged to apply to Villanova's online RN to BSN program now. Call 800-571-4948 or visit for information.

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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9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 328

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