Nursing & Healthcare

Welcome to the Nursing and Healthcare Industries Connections Community!

Students interested in this community may benefit from learning about the variety of career paths in healthcare; understanding the sociological and environmental factors that influence public health, nutrition, patient care and medicine while thinking about ways to improve public health research, environmental justice, food systems; and/or find out how individuals and organizations can make an impact in nursing and healthcare practices.

Nursing Industry Resources and Networking Tips

Building professional relationships through networking with employers, alumni, peers, faculty, and staff is an important part of any career journey. Leverage the power of the Villanova community by learning how to network, then connect with alumni on LinkedIn and the Nova Network (check out the Villanova Nurses and the Villanovans in Healthcare groups!). You can also utilize CareerShift to find contacts at millions of companies and expand your realm of connections. Check out the Nursing 101 resources to gain more information on the industry, recruiting timelines, employer partners at Villanova, and more. Preparing for your job search, externship search, or summer job search? Check out LiquidCompass, a healthcare job site that even lists featured employers seeking Villanova graduates. You can also utilize NurseJournal, a comprehensive online resource for nursing students, to explore the industry: learn more about entry-level nursing careers, read in-depth profiles for registered nurses, view study guides to the NCLEX exam, and more!

Healthcare Recruiting Events at Villanova

Mark your calendar and be on the lookout for various employer events throughout the year, including but not limited to:

  • Nursing Career Fair (Fall)
  • Prepare for the Nursing Career Fair workshop (Fall)
  • Society events
  • Information Sessions
  • Information Tables in Driscoll Hall
  • Coffee Chats
  • …and many more!

Wildcat Extern Spotlight (Maeve Morris): “I felt like a real nurse!”

Student: Maeve Morris

Hospital: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Q: Can you tell us more about the unit you worked on?

Maeve: I worked on a Thoracic Intermediate Care Unit, which was a part of the critical care department. My primary …

By Vanessa Schmidt
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Nurses Across the Nation Alumni Panel | Thursday, February 22

The Career Center invites you to join us for the inaugural Nurses Across the Nation panel conversation moderated by SNAP student executive board members on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 PM via Zoom webinar!

Hear from 6 esteemed alumni …

By Jeanette Paulsen
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How advanced degrees set nurses up for career success


Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN) is a great accomplishment, and there are many good paying, traditional nursing career paths that both LPN’s and RN’s can pursue upon completion of their degree.

But there …

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Industry 101 Guides

Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

  • Villanova, PA
  • Student Nurse Crozer-Keystone Home Health & Hospice
Meet Annarose >
  • Villanova, PA
  • Clinical Student Nurse University of Maryland Medical System
Meet Christopher >
  • Washington, DC
  • Director of Operations - Department of Neurology MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Meet Simone >
  • Marlton, New
  • Project Manager C.Mchugh General Contractor
Meet Chuck >
  • Boston, MA
  • Senior Analyst, Business Intelligence Aetion
Meet Eric >
  • West Chester, PA
  • Director of Finance Corporation Service Company
Meet Christopher >
  • Nashua, NH
  • Clinical Genetics Nurse Practitioner Lowell General Hospital
Meet Mary >
  • California, USA
Meet Kari >
  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • High School Mathematics Teacher Edison Township Public Schools
Meet Tina >
  • Braintree, MA
  • Amazon Reseller Self Employed
Meet Scott >
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Regional Director of Client Development Northern Trust Corporation
Meet Andrew >
  • New York, NY
  • Digital Video Editor The Children's Village
Meet Matthew >

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