Online RN to BSN Program


Valparaiso University’s nursing program is a direct admit nursing program that is one of the most comprehensive and competitive in the country.

Students at all degree-seeking levels benefit from:

  • Professors who serve as mentors in the development of a holistic approach to healthcare
  • A foundation in liberal arts, emphasizing better clinical decision-making and opening the door to any career opportunity
  • Exploring a variety of topics, both in and out of the classroom, including pediatrics, geriatrics, family and community health, multicultural issues, and more
  • Skills and insights into living a rich and meaningful life that is not only professionally rewarding, but also socially and spiritually
National Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Valparaiso University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC. 20001, 202.887.6791.

Student Support

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 healthcare 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.

Travel Opportunities

Expand your worldview and become a global leader. Valpo nursing and health professions students make a difference in local and global communities through abundant service-learning trips to locations such as Nicaragua, Costa Rica, China, Thailand, India, Tanzania, and Ireland. You’ll have the unique opportunity to visit hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world, exploring the differences and similarities between varying practices while strengthening your cross-cultural communication skills.

Nursing in Thailand

Nursing in China

Nursing in Nicaragua



Lynette Rayman
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing
Phone: 219.464.5289

Christina Cavinder
Assistant Dean, Graduate Nursing
Phone: 219.464.5289

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Advanced Simulations

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, students practice examinations and procedures. A recent expansion offers more opportunities for hands-on learning.