TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enrollment is underway for the inaugural online session of Villanova University's RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, with classes beginning in April. Offered through Villanova's College of Nursing – designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) – this degree will feature the same curriculum and noted faculty as the campus-based RN to BSN program.
Villanova's College of Nursing is distinguished by rigorous academic standards that have garnered it numerous coveted honors, including:
- Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the NLN
- Recognition as a "Stellar School" by the National Student Nurses' Association
"We're delighted to bring the exemplary standards of our RN to BSN program and its highly credentialed faculty to an online classroom," said M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing for Villanova. "Now, eligible RNs in the U.S. and overseas can benefit from the same quality Villanova University nursing education we have been offering on campus for 60 years."
Completing a BSN degree positions nurses for greater advancement and opportunities to contribute to improved health care.
Delivered via a state-of-the-art classroom powered by University Alliance, Villanova's online RN to BSN program provides nurses with an indispensable credential and enhanced expertise. Video-based lectures and live, interactive online sessions and tailored clinical experience make mobile learning on a flexible schedule a reality for RNs balancing family life and work responsibilities. Students complete two clinical experiences in community nursing and leadership in their local area.
About Villanova University
Since 1842, Villanova University's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Villanova as the #1 Regional University in the North for 20 consecutive years.
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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