The College of Nursing and Health Professions offers a distinctive approach to learning. Our nursing students:
Nursing students gather at a football game
  • Benefit from professors who serve as mentors in the development of a holistic approach to health care
  • Receives a foundation in liberal arts, emphasizing better clinical decision making and opening the door to any career opportunity
  • Explore a variety of cutting- edge topics, both in and out of the classroom, including pediatrics, geriatrics, family and community health, multicultural issues, and much more
  • Gain the skills and insight to live a rich and meaningful life that is not only professionally but also socially and spiritually rewarding

Story of Kara (Good '12) Painton

Check out the story of Kara (Good ’12) Painton, who came to Valpo because of a Valpo Visit Day and continued through her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

The Valpo Challenge

Are these the challenges and advantages that you're looking for?

Then you want to be a Valpo-educated nurse!

Advanced Learning in a Cutting Edge Simulator Center

The Virtual Nursing Learning Center offers patient stations complete with interactive mannequins, beds and equipment simulating a healthcare environment.  Using mannequins that are realistic in almost every way, examinations and procedures can be practiced.  A recent expansion offers more opportunities for hands- on learning!

Help and Resources for Current Nursing Students

The College of Nursing and Health Professions promises rigorous instruction, with plenty of support along the way. Click here to find out what's available for nursing students seeking tutoring assistance, books, video resources, group study opportunities, or additional practices with skills and assessments.

Student Nursing Association

The Student Nurses Association is a national organization that celebrates nursing and promotes discussion of current health care issues. Our chapter is service-based and members volunteer for many local organizations and events. The National Student Nurses' Association convention also raises new issues that affect the future of nursing. Valparaiso University students represented our College of Nursing and Health Professions at the NSNA meetings in 2010, 2013, and 2014.

Scholarship Information

Exceptional value is a hallmark of Valparaiso University.  Some 90 percent of all Valpo students receive some form of financial aid.  Take a look at some of the scholarship information for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.


The baccalaureate, master's, and DNP program at Valparaiso University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Seal of Accreditation


College of Nursing and Health Professions Accreditation Visit, comments invited

College of Nursing and Health Professions Accreditation Visit, comments invited  More...

HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program


Accelerated Nursing Track

Accelerated Nursing Track

For transfers and students seeking a second degree. This program can be completed in as little as 15 months.  More...

Open Part-Time Staff Position - Virtual Learning Center Assistant