May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions online.

Dean Karen Allen, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

The college offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Health Care Leadership, Health Sciences, and Public Health.


The mission of Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions at the undergraduate and graduate levels is to prepare critically inquiring and competent professional nurses and other healthcare providers who embrace truth and learning and who respect Christian values while promoting health for persons in dynamic health care environments.

Please note that students who matriculate in the CONHP will be guided about how to obtain a certified criminal background check, which may be required for placement in health care facilities. Infractions will be reviewed by the dean and students will be counseled as to repercussions of a positive background check. Infractions might make it impossible to place students in health care facilities for practical experience, prevent graduates from sitting for certification or licensing exams, and interfere with employment options.

CONHP Computer Policy

  1. All CONHP students are required to have a personal laptop for testing purposes beginning their sophomore year.
  2. Wireless technology is available in all academic buildings and dorms on campus, including LeBien Hall, LeBien Annex B, and Promenade West.
  3. Recommended computer specifications are provided by IT at Valparaiso University and can be found on their website.

Interprofessional Education


According to the World Health Organization (2010), “interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team.” At the College of Nursing and Health Professions, IPE is not a major, but rather a curriculum that is integrated throughout the different programs.

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