College of Nursing

Contact Information:
Edward Stephen 
Director of Development
(610) 519-5315

Villanova nurses are respected for their competence, compassion and commitment to their patients and the community. Support from alumni, parents and friends helps maintain the College’s excellence and competitive advantage, while furthering its mission.

Recent Campaign Highlights

  • Testamentary gift from Dr. Jenkins Schley, widower of Doris Clark Schley BSN ’57, to establish an endowed chair and scholarship in her name.

  • Gift from Wendy and Tom Naratil to endow and name the Naratil Family Health & Human Values Lecture Series.

  • Gift from Christina Larson Kelly BSN ’74 to support a Professional Development Coordinator for the College of Nursing, who will establish a career development program to facilitate networking opportunities, interview preparation and job placements.



As a part of our continued commitment to scholarship and expanded research capacity on campus, the College seeks to endow new chairs and professorships. These positions offer competitive salaries and benefits that help to attract highly qualified applicants and retain the accomplished scholars who currently teach at Villanova.


There is more we can do to ensure that our classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories keep pace with the rapid evolution of health care practices. Funding can be directed to upgrade simulation labs, enhance classroom equipment and more.


Additional resources in this area not only attract the most academically eligible students to the College of Nursing, but also continue to enhance the caliber of the entire University community. Scholarships can support undergraduate, master’s, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD students. Additional opportunities exist to support fellowships in oncology for nursing students.


The College has consistently dedicated itself to staying ahead of the national and global trends within health care, through the creation of centers specializing in critical issues like obesity and public health. Support is needed to sustain these centers, while also providing funding to ensure the College is able to address the health care needs of the future. 


The College of Nursing strives to develop programs that reinforce the relevance and application of classroom and clinical learning. Funding opportunities include research support for faculty and students, expansion of the Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholars Program and funding for career development and alumni projects.