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!

Nursing Career Fair: Frequently Asked Questions (we’ve got answers!)

Nursing students: have you registered for the Nursing Career Fair? The Fair is just one month away, and registration is now open! REGISTER HERE!

This event draws dozens of hospitals and healthcare organizations that are interested in recruiting Villanova nurses …

By Vanessa Rutigliano
Vanessa Rutigliano Assistant Director, Industry Advising
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Resource Spotlight: LiquidCompass

LiquidCompass collects every job posting from nearly every healthcare employer each day. To be certain they’re clean and not duplicated, LiquidCompass gets postings directly from each employer’s career site. Then, they thoroughly index them for all the things that matter …

By Vanessa Rutigliano
Vanessa Rutigliano Assistant Director, Industry Advising
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Top 5 Specialties That Will Propel Your Nursing Career

Healthcare is evolving rapidly as medical advances lead to longer lifespans and increased disease management for those previously seen as incurable. Every day there are new and promising treatment options being tested and rolled out, giving hope to those who …

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Industry 101 Guides

Career Readiness Resources

Alumni Connections

  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • High School Mathematics Teacher Edison Township Public Schools
  • Braintree, MA
  • Amazon Reseller Self Employed
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Regional Director of Client Development Northern Trust Corporation
  • New York, NY
  • Digital Video Editor The Children's Village
  • Queens, NY
  • Founder/CEO Wellness After Birth LLC
  • Media, PA
  • Nurse Practitioner Cerner Corporation
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Sr. Director, HR Business Partner Change Healthcare
  • Glen Mills, PA
  • Neurologist Global Neurosciences Institute
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Safety Quality Specialist Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Volunteer Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Medical Student Wake Forest University
  • New Fairfield, CT
  • Quality & Training Analyst EmblemHealth

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