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RN to BSN Online Program Faculty


RN to BSN Online Program Faculty
RN to BSN Online Program Faculty

All RN to BSN courses are taught by Villanova University's noted College of Nursing faculty, many of whom aren't simply outstanding educators, but are also highly credentialed practicing nurses as well. As program instructors, these nursing professionals bring the benefits of their many years of real-world experience and expertise to you through the online classroom.

Many of Villanova's RN to BSN online instructors have conducted research in a variety of areas of nursing, and are extensively published by some of the top industry journals in the world, including American Journal of Nursing. Read more about their considerable accomplishments below.

FACULTY & STAFF


Frances Amorim, MSN, RN, CCE

Frances Amorin serves dual roles as Coordinator for Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing. Ms. Amorin received her BSN from Thomas Jeffer...


Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN

Patricia K. Bradley holds expertise in psychiatric mental health nursing as well as the psycho-social aspects of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship among African-America...


Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN

Louise Fitzpatrick is the Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor of Nursing at Villanova University's College of Nursing. Her areas of instruction include curriculum development and trends in nursing ...


Patricia Haynor, PhD, RN, NHA

Patricia Haynor is an Associate Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing and serves as Coordinator for the BSN MSN Gateway Program for Registered Nurses. Courses she teaches include H...


Elizabeth K. Keech, PhD, RN

Elizabeth K. Keech is an Assistant Professor for the College of Nursing at Villanova University, instructing in areas including gerontology, home health care and health promotion. Many of her inter...


Maryanne V. Lieb, MSN, RN

Maryann V. Lieb is Coordinator of the BSNExpress Program and Clinical Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing. Her areas of instruction include adult medical-surgical nursi...


Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD, RN

Ruth McDermott-Levy serves as Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing. She currently teaches several subjects including community and public health nursing, adult health nu...


Karen McKenna, MSN, RN

Karen McKenna is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing. The courses she teaches include Nursing Care of Adults, Practicum in Nursing Care of Adults, Nursing an...


Barbara Ott, PhD, RN

Barbara Ott is an Associate Professor at Villanova's College of Nursing and teaches Clinical Ethics: Theory and Practice and Critical Care Nursing. When not teaching, she pursues interests in ethic...


Elizabeth Petit de Mange, PhD, MSN, NP-C, RN

Elizabeth Petit de Mange, Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing, teaches community health, physical assessment, nursing process and pediatrics. Among her professional int...


Sara J. Reeder, PhD, RN

Associate Professor Sara J. Reeder teaches Critique and Design of Nursing Research as well as Advanced Pathophysiology for the College of Nursing at Villanova University. In addition to her courses...


Nancy Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nancy Sharts-Hopko is a Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program of Nursing at Villanova University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing students since 1978 and served on two U....


Carol Toussie Weingarten, PhD, RN, ANEF

Carol Toussie Weingarten teaches professional nursing, parent-child nursing, independent studies in nursing and more as an Associate Professor at Villanova University. She also serves as an advisor...


Lynda A. Capuzzi, MS

Lynda A. Capuzzi is the Administrative Coordinator for the Villanova University College of Nursing online undergraduate program. Her experience at Villanova University spans almost twenty years wit...


Angelina Arcamone, PhD, RN, CCE

Angelina Arcamone is Assistant Dean and Director of the Villanova University College of Nursing undergraduate program. As Clinical Assistant Professor and certified childbirth educator, she teaches...


Marcia Costello, PhD, RD, LDN

Marcia Costello is a registered dietitian with expertise in weight management, health promotion and eating disorders. In addition to her faculty position at Villanova University she also serves as ...


Marita Frain, EdM, RN

Marita Frain, Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing, teaches subjects including adult health and disability, community health promotion and healthcare informatics. Among ...


Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN

Tamara Kear is an Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing and teaches Adult Health, Global Health Nursing Experiences and Practicum in Nursing Management and Leadership. Pr...


M. Frances Keen, DNSc, RN

M. Frances Keen is an Associate Professor at Villanova University and Interim Director for the Center for Public and Global Health. Her professional interests include adult medical-surgical nursing...


Bette Mariani, PhD, RN

Bette Mariani is an Assistant Professor at Villanova University's College of Nursing. She teaches subjects including adult health, leadership and health promotion. She has been awarded a PHENSA Gra...


Joanna McGrath, MSN, RN

Joanna McGrath is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the College of Nursing at Villanova University. She currently teaches Obstetrical Nursing, Nursing Fundamentals and a health assessment la...


Rose O'Driscoll, MSN, RN

Rose O'Driscoll is the Assistant Dean for Administration and Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing. She teaches leadership and management and has professional interest in mentoring, interna...


Lesley A. Perry, PhD, RN

Lesley A. Perry is Associate Dean and Professor of Nursing at Villanova University. Her areas of teaching include professional issues in nursing and nursing education. She has professional interest...


Mary Pickett, PhD, RN

Mary Pickett, Associate Professor at the Villanova University College of Nursing, has active, ongoing interests in symptom management, palliative care, grief and loss, physical activity after cance...


Ann A. Scheve, MS, RN

Ms. Scheve is adjunct clinical faculty at Villanova College of Nursing. She has also taught online courses at Drexel University School of Nursing and University of Maryland School of Nursing. She h...


Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN

Suzanne Smeltzer is an internationally known scholar, researcher and author. As the College of Nursing's Director of the Center for Nursing Research, Dr. Smeltzer dedicates her time to making healt...


Joyce S. Willens, PhD, RN, BC

Joyce S. Willens is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and teaches Foundations in Nursing and Health,Pain Management and Essentials of Nursing Practice. In addition to her class instr...


Margaret Lyons, DNP

Margaret “Peggy” Lyons is the Nurse Faculty Coordinator for the Villanova University College of Nursing online undergraduate program. She has published in the Journal of Continuing Education and Ho...