Nursing and Health Professions

Viterbo’s nursing, nutrition and dietetics, health care and wellness, and social work programs graduate professionals who are highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring.


Among Viterbo’s outstanding facilities is a state-of-the art nursing building with four cutting-edge nursing simulation labs and a premiere dietetics lab. These simulation technologies bring learning to life, helping to ensure students are ready for success when they enter the real world.


Faculty are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students so they can make a difference in the world.

Numbers Matter

Viterbo University’s job placement rates are exceptional—99 percent of 2014 health care professionals were employed within six months after graduation and nursing students have a 96 percent first time NCLEX pass rate.


With deep roots in the Franciscan tradition of health care service, Viterbo University graduates highly competent and caring nurses who are able to provide the best possible care for patients in the increasingly complex field of health care.


Viterbo’s holistic approach allows students to understand health care from multiple perspectives, including a focus on ethical decision making, patient care, and evidence-based practices. This prepares students for the complex issues they will experience in their professional careers.


Viterbo's health care programs understand that knowledge builds over time. This is why we provide students with the opportunity to present senior projects where they can utilize the skills and knowledge they have learned to present research in chosen areas.

We are 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.




The Viterbo experience includes inspiring faculty, a mentoring approach, wide-ranging experiences on campus and in the community, and help landing jobs. It is our career-ready focus that prepares students for rewarding and fulfilling careers and lives. It is also why PayScale ranked Viterbo in the top 10 in the nation for careers with high meaning and good pay.


99% Viterbo Placement Rate


Top 10 In the Nation



Our liberal arts, values-based education engages students through professional work, research, and service. Students develop the skills employers seek: critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and teamwork with an emphasis on social justice, diversity, and ethical decision making.

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