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College of Health Professions
Transforming and Impacting Lives

Why the College of Health Professions?

Dr. Karen Daley, Dean of the College of Health Professions, welcomes you to Davenport University.

Davenport University’s College of Health Professions prepares students to achieve the highest levels of academic and professional performance, leading them to excel and advance in the complex healthcare environment of the 21st century. As a College, we seek to maintain the highest level of accreditation and academic excellence in the healthcare disciplines. 

Prospective Students

A program of study in the health professions will lead to  a rewarding and challenging profession with many opportunities. Curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the accrediting bodies and to prepare students to be eligible to apply for licensure and/or certification upon graduation.

Choose your Healthcare Department.

Please take some time to view the following videos about our College of Health Professions.

Davenport University Nursing Program.




The purpose of the College of Health Professions is to provide a quality education to enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required to be successful in the healthcare field. 

Choose your Undergraduate Degree program.

Choose your Associate Degree.

Choose your Diploma program.

If you are interested in Biological Laboratory Sciences from the Arts and Sciences Department, please visit the following page.



Davenport graduates are able to synthesize theoretical knowledge with professional practicum experiences, business principles and cutting edge technology, to critically evaluate healthcare issues, trends and practices to promote health. Expand your knowledge, skill and competencies with our graduate degree programs.

Choose your Graduate Degree program.

Choose your Graduate Certificate: Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject.

In addition, Davenport offers an MBA with a Healthcare Management concentration.

Davenport earns 4th in Top 20 Best Online Programs for an MBA in Healthcare Management from Top Master's in Healthcare Management. 
Got Questions?

Feel free to browse the selections below for further information.

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Davenport's College of Health Professions prides itself on keeping current with our accreditations.

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The College of Health Professions handbook is an essential part of our program. Download the undergraduate or graduate handbook, along with the appropriate forms here.

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Student Resources

Here you will find the student handbook, educational plan, nursing application and other useful information.


Here is where you will find deadlines and application information for practicums.

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Advisory Board

Board members are a group of strong leaders in the healthcare industry, ensuring Davenport is poised to be a leader in the field.

Faculty Directory

For a full list of faculty and staff in the College of Health Professions, please visit this page.

FEATURED GRADUATE: Kuana Marie School, BSN 2018. As a very recent graduate, I have many people to thank for helping me to reach this milestone. It was by the support from all of you that I was able to flourish with DU. Ultimately, I intend to use both my nursing degree and laboratory research experience towards assisting underserved populations on a more global scale of integrative health. My degree from DU started my path there. This is only the beginning, a “Second Spring” for me. I go forward being forever grateful to you all for everything you’ve done. You are making a difference. To see Kuana at Graduation go here:
Leadership Team
Karen Daley, PhD, RN

Dean for the College of Health Professions.
Kelli Leask, BSN, MSN

Interim Department Chair for Nursing
Kelly McCarron, EdD, OTR/L

Associate Dean (online) for the College of Health Professions.
Theresa Leto DHS,MOT,OTR/L

Department Chair for the Occupational Therapy Department.
Linda Sorenson, MPA, RHIA, CHPS

Department Chair and Interim Associate Dean for Health Information Management (HIM) and Allied Health.
Amy Stahley, MSN, RN

Associate Dean for the Nursing Department.
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