Delayed Opening 3/22/18

Due to weather conditions, USciences will open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Classes scheduled before that time are cancelled. Read more

Affiliation Agreement with Villanova University College of Nursing

USciences students or alumni pursuing a nursing career can get on the fast track to a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN). Enjoy direct entry to a rigorous accelerated degree program through an agreement with the Villanova University College of Nursing.

Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program

The BSNExpress  program incorporates all the standard components toward a BSN into just 14 months. Most students begin the third Monday in May and end in August of the following year. Nursing programs at Villanova are accredited.

You’ll benefit from:

  • Class cohesiveness and a supportive learning community
  • Local and national multicultural study
  • Opportunities for research and professional memberships
  • Expert mentorship and graduate student opportunities

Eligibility Requirements

Before the end of your third year at USciences, contact the pre-health professions advisor. Students who meet the following requirements can apply:

  • No course grade lower than a B
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a nurse
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses or their equivalencies:
    • BS 310, 311 Anatomy and Physiology I & II (6 credits)
    • BS 207, 208 Human Structure and Function I & II Laboratory (2 credits)
    • BS 243 Microbiology (4 credits)
    • BS 219 Basic Nutrition (3 credits)
    • CH 101, 102 General Chemistry I & II (6 credits)
    • CH 103, 104 General Chemistry I & II Laboratory (2 credits)
    • PS 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
    • PS 200 Psychology of Human Development (3 credits)
    • ST 310 Biostatistics (3 credits) or SS 221, 222 Research Design & Statistical Analysis I & II (8 credits)
    • Humanities
      • 3 credits of coursework in theology/religious studies
      • Remaining 15 credits in Humanities may include, but are not limited to: Writing and Rhetoric I & II (6 credits), Multi-Disciplinary Inquiry (6 credits, including one that meets Ethics skill)
    • Pathophysiology (3 credits): Can be taken online through Villanova University
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences (in addition to PS101 and PS200) (6 credits)


Judy Sun, Assistant Director of Pre-Health Professions Programs


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495