The Valpo Difference

What do we mean by “Workplace Ready”?

Our students are workplace ready because they are adaptivecollaborative, and visionary. All our degree programs center around these three core competencies. Behind each is a rigorous and enriching academic experience that is challenging, yet rewarding, which leads you to be the kind of health care professional that employers value.

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ADAPTIVE

Health care is constantly and rapidly evolving.

What We Teach: Individual Perspective. Applying classroom learning to real world experiences.

Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions student, Ann Urish, discusses her experiences, the Valpo community, and the quality of the nursing education she is receiving.

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COLLABORATIVE

Health care is increasingly focused on a continuum of care.

What we teach: Team Perspective. Working in interdisciplinary groups.

Professor Theresa Kessler, Ph.D., Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, discusses her work with undergraduate students conducting and presenting research about tobacco use on the college campus and the impact graduate research has on students’ careers.

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VISIONARY

Global Perspective: Participating in community-based experiences with diverse groups.

Chelsea Zeman, a senior nursing major in Valparaiso University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, discusses the cultural competence she has acquired through her study abroad experiences with Valpo. Zeman says that the experience has helped her find a unique passion that will help create a career path for her.

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Expand your worldview and become a global leader. Valpo College of 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, Italy, Germany, and Ireland. You’ll have the unique opportunity to visit hospitals and health care 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