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Dean, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
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The Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, consistently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, College of Nursing. The Dean of Nursing is the chief executive officer of the College, reporting directly to the Provost, and provides strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program.      


The College of Nursing awards baccalaureate degrees to traditional and second-degree students. Graduate education offered by the College of Nursing includes the MSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. Total enrollment for the College in Fall 2017 was 657 BSN students and 350 graduate students. There are 50 full-time faculty members and more than 8,000 alumni worldwide.


The successful candidate will possess the vision and the communication, management, and leadership skills to continue the College’s history of educational excellence and progressive approach to the nursing profession in an evolving health care environment. Minimum requirements include an Ed.D./Ph.D. in nursing or a related field; a record of distinguished teaching and research; prior administrative experience, preferably within an academic setting; proven success in external funding; and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor in nursing. The successful candidatewillbe a person of high integrity, who is creative, courageous, confident and a strategic risk taker with a strong record of, collaborative, servant leadership and commitment to academic excellence and community service.


Villanova University is the oldest and largest Catholic university in Pennsylvania and is located on Philadelphia’s famed Main Line, just 12 miles outside of Center City Philadelphia. A premier institution of higher education and a university that is enjoying an impressive trajectory, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts tradition; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity, and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the University’s six colleges.


Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae and be sent via email to VillanovaNursing@wittkieffer.com. Inquiries may be addressed to Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. at 630-575-6177 or Claudia Teschky at 630-575-6172, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search.



Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

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