School of Nursing

About the School of Nursing

The Viterbo University School of Nursing is a fully accredited, regionally distinctive program offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The School of Nursing has over 600 students enrolled in its programs. Students benefit from receiving nursing education from a variety of faculty who are experts in their respective areas of nursing practice.

As members of the larger university community, nursing students study philosophy, religion, science, the arts and humanities. With deep roots in the Franciscan tradition of health care service, students meet high standards as they become highly competent, liberally educated professional nurses.


The goals of the School of Nursing are to:

  • Implement a professional nursing curriculum that builds on a strong liberal arts foundation for undergraduate learners and offers specialization, expansion, and/or advancement in nursing practice for graduate and professional learners;
  • Provide an educational experience that emphasizes active learning in a values based context; 
  • Create a collegial environment that facilitates the professional development of students and faculty; 
  • Prepare graduates for professional practice in a dynamic health care environment.