No matter your path, Valpo will prepare you to meet the challenges ahead.

The College of Nursing at Valpo admits first-year students directly into the program, unlike at many institutions where students must wait at least a year for entry. This means more and early opportunities for first-hand clinical experience.

Lab work in the College of Nursing includes time in the Virtual Learning Center with interactive mannequins in a setting that simulates a hospital environment, all under the guidance of faculty mentors. It all adds up to the type of learning community that develops professionals who are prepared to offer care for the whole patient — physically, emotionally, and spiritually — and their families.

“I think your four years at a University is the time when you really grow and become who you are.”

“Valpo has done that for me. I’ve just grown so much,” Anna Urish says.

Your time of growth at Valpo might include short-term trips to offer health care assistance in underserved communities in Central America and Asia. Or you might take advantage of new programs, such as the health care leadership major.

Students of all majors are prepared to become thoughtful leaders at Valpo. You’ll have the freedom to pursue truth and engage with students from other faiths, traditions, and backgrounds. These experiences will help you to become a more knowledgeable and compassionate leader, transforming your empathy and concern into actions that will make a difference in the lives of others.