College of Nursing and College of Health Professionals students attend clinicals

Student Activities

We are a community of learners and professionals. Students have many opportunities to build friendships and professional relationships.

The Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses Association is a national organization that brings student nurses together to discuss current health care issues as well as celebrate the nursing profession. The state level informs each school’s chapter of upcoming events and issues that are important for student nurses. The National Student Nurses’ Association has a national convention that raises new issues that effect the future of nursing.

Valparaiso University’s Student Nurses Association is an organization of student nurses. One of the big benefits of being a member of the Student Nurses Association is being able to work with people in our community and inform the public and our university of important health issues. Each month we gather together at an informal meeting to plan community service projects that will be pursued in the upcoming months. We also relax and have fun. Also, the Student Nurses Association provides a forum to hear from nurses practicing in a wide variety of settings such as the hospital, community health, and flight nurses.

  • President – Samantha Walus
  • President Elect – Beatriz Castillo
  • Secretary – Morgan Von Seggern
  • Treasurer – Nicole Novak
  • Historian – Norman Palmer
  • Faculty Advisor – Professor Kelly Migler


The Health Care Leadership Student Association is a campus organization for Health Care Leadership and Health Administration students that engages students in learning about health care opportunities. Guest speakers who represent different aspects of the health care industry are invited to monthly meetings to inform students regarding opportunities in the field. The meetings have allowed members to network with each other and other health care professionals to gain insight into potential careers. Members are also committed to service in the community.

They have organized fundraisers and provided volunteer hours for several different organizations including American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Ascera Hospice, and Love Your Melon.

International Nursing Honors Society

Students who have completed at least one-half of the required nursing courses and who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and evidence of professional leadership potential may be elected to membership in this international honor society of nursing. The Zeta Epsilon Chapter was installed at Valparaiso University in 1982.