TAMPA, Fla., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Villanova University's new online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program provides the flexibility and expertise nurses need to take their career to the next level. Offered through Villanova's College of Nursing – designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) – this degree completion program features the same quality curriculum and expert faculty as the campus-based RN to BSN program.
"National Nurses Week provides us with an excellent opportunity to acknowledge nurses everywhere for their commitment to the health of the patients they serve and to continuing education," said M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing for Villanova. "We're delighted to be able to offer the exemplary standards of our campus-based RN to BSN program and its highly credentialed faculty to these hard-working professionals through a flexible online classroom."
Over the course of its 60-year history, Villanova's College of Nursing has been distinguished by outstanding academic standards and many prominent 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
Delivered via a state-of-the-art virtual classroom powered by University Alliance, Villanova's online RN to BSN program provides nurses with a powerful credential and advanced education. Video-based lectures and live, interactive online sessions and tailored clinical experience make mobile learning a reality for RNs trying to balance personal and professional responsibilities. The 100% online courses are augmented by two face-to-face clinical experiences which students can complete in a local health care setting.
RNs can apply to Villanova's RN to BSN online degree completion program now. Call 800-571-4948 or visit www.VillanovaU.com today for information.
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. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, New England College, University of St. Thomas, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, and Dominican University.
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