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Our Mission

The mission of the Kirkhof College of Nursing is to provide quality nursing education to a diverse population of students. Kirkhof College of Nursing strives to improve the well-being of people through leadership in nursing education, professional practice and scholarship.

Our Vision
The Kirkhof College of Nursing is known as a regional, national, and international leader in:

  • Educating individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional nursing practice, leadership, and scholarship while promoting the importance of lifelong learning and global perspective.
  • Developing relevant and reciprocal collaborations.
  • Fostering the conduct of research and the application of evidence-based practice innovation to transform health care delivery for diverse populations.


  • We have innovative educational initiatives that are responsive to communities of interest.
  • We have fully engaged the health care community, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through education, service, and research.
  • We have a nurturing and supportive environment for and with a diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, staff and clients.
  • We have alumni, faculty, and staff who are recognized as leaders in nursing education, practice, and scholarship.
  • We have students, faculty, staff and clients who reflect the diversity of the region.
  • We have well-developed research programs.
  • We have well-developed evidence-based models for education, administration, and clinical practice.

University Mission & Strategic Plan

Grand Valley's Board of Trustees approved the University's Vision, Mission, and Values on February 14, 2003.