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Valpo’s Nursing Program Named One of Nation’s Best

Sophomore nursing students helped to administer COVID vaccines at the Porter County Expo mass vaccination clinic.


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Second Annual Shoebox Holiday Parade
2021 Holiday Parade

November 22 – 26 – Thanksgiving Break

December 3 – CONHP Career Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, Harre Union Ballrooms

December 8 – CONHP Holiday Open House, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – LeBien Hall, Annex B, and Promenade West

December 9 – Annual CONHP DeStress Night – 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – LeBien Hall

December 10 – Classes End

December 13 – 17 Final Exams

  • Congratulations to Jodi Gass, administrative assistant in the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Physician Assistant Program, for being selected as the September 2021 Staff Employee Advocacy Committee (SEAC) Employee of the Month.  Jodi’s nominators and colleagues spoke about her service to students and their department, as well as her dedication to Valpo.
  • Congratulations to Rami Musleh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, on the acceptance of his grant proposal to fund an injection model in the physician assistant skills lab.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lynette Rayman will be recognized in the area of ‘excellence in teaching’ by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Committee at their November 4th banquet.
  • Congratulations to Janneal Gifford, undergraduate nursing advisor, for having her story, “Blossoming from Burnout” accepted for the October, 2022, publication of the National Association for Academic Advising (NACADA) Pocket Guide titled, Advising is Forever:  Sharing Stories to Ignite (or Reignite) Your Advising Spirit.  The NACADA Pocket Guide is an edited collection of stories that provide an intimate and practical view of advising through an advisor’s personal narrative.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Munden for once again submitting a written proposal which resulted in successfully securing scholarship funds from CVS for our FNP students.
  • The undergraduate research team working with Dr. Theresa Kessler and Dr. Lynette Rayman will be presenting a poster at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Biennial Convention in November, 2021. Their poster is titled: “Vaping Prevalence on a College Campus Using a Mixed Methods Design.”  In addition, our students have been asked to submit an oral recording of their work displayed on this poster as part of a special commemorative event honoring the 110th anniversary of Sigma Theta Tau this year.
  • In its first-ever listing of the top undergraduate nursing programs in the United States, US News & World Report has recognized the high quality of Valparaiso University’s nursing program, which has a history spanning more than five decades. Read the full release here: Valpo’s Nursing Program Named One of the Nation’s Best
  • Congratulations to undergraduate nursing adviser, Janneal Gifford, M.A..  Ms. Gifford served as a reviewer for a major text published by NACADA (the global academic advising association) titled, Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer College Students.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Nola Schmidt for her published article, “Effect of Repeated Simulation Experience on Perceived Self-Efficacy Among Undergraduate Nursing Students” in Nurse Education Today.  Dr. Schmidt partnered with international MSN student, Koukab Al Gharibi, for this article as the work pertains to her masters’ thesis.
  • New for Fall 2021 – Certificate in Health Administration
  • Congratulations to Dr. Christina Cavinder on her successful establishment of a simulated hospital room at Northwest Health Porter for care of infants and children.  This room will be used by staff at Northwest Health as well as by students and faculty of CONHP.
  • Congratulations to Assistant Dean Joseph Zaweski for serving as associate editor and publishing two chapters in Ballweg’s Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice.  Assistant Dean Zaweski authored Chapter 57, “Finding your Niche”, and Chapter 59, “Be a Physician Assistant Educator”.  Professor Randy Brush was also profiled in the book as he discussed his niche in the PA world.