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

If you are a USciences student or alumnus, contact the pre-health professions advisor. Those who meet the following requirements should apply by 10/1:

  • No course grade lower than a C
  • 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)


Pre-Health Advising


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