College of Nursing and College of Health Professionals students attend clinicals

News & Events

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

The undergraduate research team cheered the Beacons to victory
and conducted blood pressure screenings at the men’s basketball game vs. Evansville.
Blaze didn’t want to be left out!


January 11 – Spring Semester Begins

January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations – No Classes

March 4 – 19 – Spring Break

April 7 – Good Friday – No Classes

April 27 – Academic Celebration – No Classes

May 5 – Last Day of classes

May 8 – 11 – Final Exams

  • Theresa Carroll, Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, presented at the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association conference in Indianapolis on November 19. Dr. Carroll presented on The Role of Occupational Therapy in Postsecondary Transition Planning. Dr. Carroll was also an invited panelist for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Section Practice Chat titled: Beyond the World of Work: Supporting Meaningful Transitions for Autistic Students and Young Adults on November 17, 2022.
  • We are thrilled to announce that the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Valparaiso University Physician Assistant Program.  The Accreditation-Continued status means that accreditation reviews will now occur every 10 years with reports submitted annually.
  • Congratulations to Janneal Gifford, academic advisor for undergraduate nursing, on the publication of her short story in the NACADA Pocket Guide.
  • Welcome to our new faculty:
    Erica Allen, DNP, RN – Assistant Professor of Nursing
    Rachael McKay, MSN, RN – Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for Undergraduate Nursing
    Bailey Regier, MSN, RN – Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Congratulations to Janneal Gifford, academic advisor for undergraduate nursing, on having her photograph selected for the 2022 NACADA Annual Conference Juried Art Exhibition in Portland Oregon.  The title of the piece is “Trans* Joy, Trans* Future.”
  • Congratulations to Karen Stacy, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, for thirty years of dedication to the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
  • Valpo’s nursing program has been ranked in the top 22% of nursing schools by the U.S. News & World Report.