Master of Science in Nursing at Grand Valley

Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in nursing (MSN) is offered through the university's Kirkhof College of Nursing. The M.S.N. program prepares professional nurses as advanced generalists to serve as leaders within clinical microsystems (patient care units/settings) in a reformed health care system. Students who complete the MSN are eligible to take the Clinical Nurse Leader Examination.

The MSN curriculum is designed to provide students with the leadership skills essential for the integration of evidence-based practice at the patient-provider interface and coordination of care delivery process that will improve client outcomes in a cost-effective, fiscally responsible manner.


Why Study Nursing at Grand Valley?

  • Flexibility. Many nursing classes are offered in a hybrid format to accommodate working professionals.
  • Versatility. Graduates will be prepared to provide care in a practice setting, applying advanced knowledge from nursing and related disciplines, improving health care by assuming leadership roles, and contributing to the advancement of the profession.
  • Practicality. Graduates will have an exceptional blend of clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills and be prepared to contribute to health care reform.
  • Convenience. Courses are offered primarily at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS) in downtown Grand Rapids. The M.S.N. degree requires approximately 41 credit hours.

Application Timeline

February 1 - Application deadline (application, transcripts, CV or resume, goal statement)

April 15 - Applicants informed of decision

May 15 - Applicants formally accept in writing via email or letter


Courses Offered

The M.S.N. curriculum for an advanced generalist consists of 44 credits completed over 7 semesters. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the clinical leadership skills essential for the integration of evidence-based practice at the patient-provider interface and coordination of care delivery processes that will improve client outcomes in a cost-effective, fiscally responsible manner.

Click here to see the full course list


Admissions

M.S.N. program admission requirements are available online. The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

View the Nursing Admissions Requirements


Cost

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. 




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