College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior

College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior

Welcome to the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior

Are you looking for a career that is rewarding, dynamic, and makes a difference in the lives of others and society? Discover the majors in the Viterbo University College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior. Recognized throughout the region, Viterbo’s undergraduate programs in criminal justice, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, psychology, and social work  are rooted in the Franciscan values of contemplation, hospitality, integrity, stewardship, and service. To meet the needs of an increasingly global and diverse world, Viterbo’s programs focus on caring in the context of family, culture, and the community. Viterbo also offers outstanding Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate degree programs.

Why study for a career in a helping profession at Viterbo University?

  • We offer minors that will give you that extra “edge” employers are looking for.
  • Our faculty is devoted to providing you with an educational experience that will help you develop as a whole person, reach your potential, and find your life passion.
  • Exciting opportunities for hands-on learning through clinical experiences and internships in all programs. We have relationships with many community partners such as Mayo Health System, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse County Human Services, City of La Crosse, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and the Family and Children’s Center.
  • Outstanding job placement rates. In 2014 graduates in majors from the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior had placement success ranging from 82–100%. Job outlook for the next 10 years is especially strong for marriage and family therapy, nursing, nurse practitioner, and social work.
  • An emphasis on critical thinking and ethics to prepare you for the complex issues you will confront in your professional and personal lives.
  • State of the art nursing facilities
For more information, contact:
 

Mary Lu Gerke, Ph.D., RN
Dean
608-796-3664
mlgerke@viterbo.edu

Deb Daehn Zellmer, MSW
Assistant Dean
Professor of Social Work
608-796-3728
ddzellmer@viterbo.edu

Brandy Cleveland
Clinical Coordinator
School of Nursing - BSN and BSN-Completion Programs
608-796-3699
blcleveland@viterbo.edu

Amber Buschman (pt)
Administrative Assistant
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
608-796-3721
albuschman@viterbo.edu

Christine Hardie
Administrative Assistant
School of Nursing - BSN and BSN-Completion Programs
School of Health and Human Behavior - Social Work Program
608-796-3670
cehardie@viterbo.edu

Bobbi Hundt
Administrative Assistant
School of Nursing - Graduate Nursing Program
School of Health and Human Behavior - Nutrition and Dietetics
608-796-3671
bmhundt@viterbo.edu