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Grand Valley celebrates completion of Wesorick Center campaign

October 16, 2014

Supporters of the Kirkhof College of Nursing gathered to celebrate the successful completion of a $1 million campaign to fully endow the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation. Read More

KCON offers flu vaccination clinics

September 17, 2014

The GVSU Family Health Center will offer flu vaccination clinics for students, faculty and staff members and their dependents and retirees through October. (Updated list below.) Read More

Priority Health awards Family Health Center with top quality award

July 17, 2014

The faculty and staff members at the GVSU Family Health Center were recognized for exceptional patient care by Priority Health on July 17. Read More

Scholarship for nursing student allows her to continue studies

July 14, 2014

In the 11th hour, a nontraditional nursing student learned she earned a scholarship that allows her to continue her studies toward a bachelor's degree. Read More

Languages Day Celebration

March 19, 2014

A full day of language celebration, Thursday, March 20, will include a variety of free cultural activities, games, puppets, films, music, food and more. Read More

Health lecture to focus on palliative care

February 25, 2014

Palliative care is a critical step when treating patients who suffer from cancer or chronic disease. Read More

Flu vaccines still available

January 16, 2014

The flu season is in full swing, and campus community members are reminded that flu vaccines are still available at the GVSU Family Health Center. Read More

GVSU conference on aging well

December 17, 2013

The 9th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference will be held at Grand Valley on February 14. Read More

KCON faculty member lobbies for nurse practitioner bill

November 27, 2013

Ann Sheehan, Kirkhof College of Nursing assistant dean for practice, hustled to Lansing recently when senators were preparing to vote on a bill that would properly define the role of a nurse practitioner in Michigan. Read More

GVSU board approves expansion for health campus

November 1, 2013

Grand Valley's Board of Trustees approved the purchase of nearly 11 acres northeast of downtown Grand Rapids to expand the university's health campus. Read More

KCON conducts biometrics clinic

November 1, 2013

Nursing students hosted a biometrics clinic at DoMoreGood, a creative services agency in Grand Rapids, in mid-October. Read More

KCON research projects touch different populations

October 21, 2013

Current research projects by Kirkhof College of Nursing faculty members and students are reaching different West Michigan populations. Read More

KCON goes pink for breast cancer awareness

October 17, 2013

Faculty and staff members in the Kirkhof College of Nursing donned pink this week to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Read More

Three faculty members earn Fulbright awards

May 30, 2013

Three Grand Valley faculty members were named Fulbright Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year. Read More

CHS serves as care site for Spectrum overflow

May 3, 2013

More than 40 patients were admitted for care at Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, which on May 3 served as an alternative care site for Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital. Read More

Parking alternative during mock disaster

May 1, 2013

Students, faculty and staff members traveling to the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences May 2-3 are asked to use the DASH Shuttle because of the mock disaster drill at that facility. Read More

Nursing students research historical figures

April 19, 2013

Students from the Kirkhof College of Nursing delved into the past during two days of poster presentations. Read More

Nursing, health professions meet with HRSA official

April 16, 2013

Students and faculty members in nursing and health professions had an opportunity to say "thank you" to the federal government when a Washington administrator visited the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Read More

Bambini selected for NLN leadership program

March 26, 2013

Deborah Bambini, associate professor of nursing, was selected for a yearlong leadership development program for simulation educators through the National League for Nursing. Read More

Wesorick Center names executive director

November 19, 2012

Evelyn Clingerman joined the Wesorick Center, housed in the Kirkhof College of Nursing, in August to serve as executive director. Read More

Faculty, staff join STARS

November 6, 2012

Several Grand Valley faculty and staff members have found support  and results  through their involvement with a new initiative that aims to keep African American women healthy. Read More

Davis receives grant to study how Alzheimer's patients navigate

October 2, 2012

A nursing faculty member received a National Institutes of Health grant to continue researching how patients with Alzheimer's disease use visual cues to navigate their living areas. Read More

Students needed to volunteer at health fair

September 28, 2012

Student volunteers are sought to help at the sixth annual Free Health Fair, sponsored by the Asian Center and set for October 20 in Grand Rapids. Read More

Area teens explore health professions

July 20, 2012

Area middle and high school students acted as doctors, nurses and therapists at Grand Valley's sHaPe camp. Read More

GVSU health professions camp for teens

July 9, 2012

Area teenagers will have the opportunity to explore careers in health professions during the sHaPe camp sponsored by Grand Valley. Read More

KCON earns accreditation for doctoral program

June 8, 2012

Kirkhof College of Nursing's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education that will extend through 2017. Read More

KCON students learn nursing in the community

May 30, 2012

Nursing students enrolled in a "Care of the Adult Patient and Older Adult Patient" course are teaching senior citizens computer classes, planting gardens and helping their clients plan a dance. Read More

Conference will highlight research ethics

April 24, 2012

Representatives from eight research institutions, including three Grand Valley faculty members, will convene at the Van Andel Institute for a day of networking and sharing best practices. Read More

KCON dean earns national honor

April 23, 2012

Cynthia McCurren, dean of the Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley State University, was elected to the National Academies of Practice as a distinguished scholar and fellow in late March. Read More

Agreement signed among area schools of nursing

April 9, 2012

The provosts and nursing administrators from Grand Valley, Hope College and Calvin College have signed agreements to streamline placements for nursing students from the two colleges within Grand Valley's advanced degree nursing programs. Read More

Kirkhof College of Nursing to host interfaith event

March 8, 2012

The Kirkhof College of Nursing will host a panel discussion, "Engaging Faith Traditions in Health Care," as part of 2012: Year of Interfaith Understanding events. Read More

Her Story series continues

February 3, 2012

Sylvia Mupepi, associate professor in the Kirkhof College of Nursing, will be the next presenter at the Her Story series. Read More

Wesorick gives Meijer Lecture, meets with students

November 8, 2011

Prior to giving a Frederik Meijer Lecture presentation, Bonnie Wesorick met with nursing students and asked them why they chose to become a healer. Read More

Wesorick to discuss transformative patient care

November 1, 2011

A nursing leader and entrepreneur in the field of transformative patient care will give the Frederik Meijer Lecture in early November at Grand Valley. Read More

Additional flu vaccination clinic set

October 7, 2011

An additional flu vaccination clinic will be held at the GVSU Family Health Center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, October 11. Read More

KCON teams with city parks and recreation

October 4, 2011

Kirkhof College of Nursing has teamed with Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation to integrate healthy eating and exercise for kids involved in after-school programs. Read More

ADVANCE cohort works toward nursing degree

September 27, 2011

A new grant program in the Kirkhof College of Nursing offers stipends and necessary resources to students and working nurses who want to earn bachelor's degrees in nursing. Read More

Flu shot clinics set

September 20, 2011

Flu vaccination clinics will be held September 20-October 17 for students, faculty and staff members, their dependents and retirees. Read More

Health Professions camp offered for area youth

July 1, 2011

Teenagers will have the opportunity to explore careers in the health professions field during the Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration summer day camp. Read More

Unique presentation earns first place for health care team

June 22, 2011

A unique conference presentation by an interdisciplinary team of Kirkhof College of Nursing faculty, Simulation Center staff members and a doctoral student received national recognition and brought session attendees to tears. Read More

Nursing professor attends White House conference

April 25, 2011

It's not everyday that Jean Martin, associate professor of nursing, receives an invitation from the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama. Read More

KCON hosts meeting for health care professionals

December 1, 2010

Nursing educators from throughout West Michigan gathered at Grand Valley November 30 for a regional meeting to discuss national initiatives aimed at transforming the nursing profession and the health care system. Read More

Flu shot clinics held in Allendale and Grand Rapids

November 15, 2010

Grand Valley's Kirkhof College of Nursing will hold a flu shot clinic on November 16 and 17. Read More

Grand Valley, Mary Free Bed announce Wounded Warriors project

November 9, 2010

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with traumatic brain injuries can receive free, comprehensive rehabilitation in Grand Rapids through a program funded by the Department of Defense. Read More

KCON grant will increase diversity among nursing students

November 2, 2010

Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $773,837 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase diversity among nursing students. Read More

KCON to offer flu shot clinics

September 23, 2010

The Kirkhof College of Nursing will offer flu shot clinics for students, faculty and staff members and their spouses/dependents, and retirees beginning September 27 and continuing through October 7. Read More

Grand Valley hosts health professions camp

July 1, 2010

Area eighth- and ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the health sciences at a first-time camp at Grand Valley. Read More

KCON hosts Wesorick Center external advisors

June 10, 2010

Earlier this week, the Kirkhof College of Nursing hosted two health care experts who will serve as external advisors for the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Healthcare Transformation. Read More

GVSU dean appointed to state nursing council

June 3, 2010

Cynthia McCurren, dean of the Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley, was appointed to a state education council that will aid transformation of nursing education in Michigan. Read More

GVSU to offer H1N1 vaccines to public

February 22, 2010

The Kirkhof College of Nursing at Grand Valley will hold two public H1N1 flu immunization clinics at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 47 Jefferson St. SE in Grand Rapids. Read More

Grand Valley holds summit on health care reform

January 14, 2010

As lawmakers move closer to passing health care reform, Grand Valley will host some of the nation's foremost policy makers who will give a balanced overview of the largest government-led overhaul ever attempted. Read More

GVSU Family Health Center continues to offer H1N1 vaccines

December 17, 2009

The GVSU Family Health Center, 72 Sheldon Blvd. SE in Grand Rapids, continues to offer the H1N1 vaccines for Grand Valley students, faculty and staff members, their spouses and dependents and retirees. Read More

Family Health Center posts holiday hours

December 14, 2009

The GVSU Family Health Center, 72 Sheldon Blvd. SE in Grand Rapids, will observe the following hours during the holiday season: Read More

GVSU Family Health Center offers H1N1 vaccines

November 30, 2009

The GVSU Family Health Center, 72 Sheldon Blvd. SE in Grand Rapids, will offer the H1N1 vaccines and nasal mists for Grand Valley students, faculty and staff members, their spouses and dependents and retirees. Read More

GVSU Family Health Center offers H1N1 vaccinations

November 18, 2009

The GVSU Family Health Center, 72 Sheldon Blvd. SE in Grand Rapids, is now offering the H1N1 vaccines for Grand Valley students, faculty and staff members, their spouses and dependents and retirees. Read More

KCON implements electronic health record system

October 12, 2009

The Kirkhof College of Nursing implemented a state-of-the-art electronic health record system at the GVSU Family Health Center, allowing providers, faculty members and nursing students to electronically chart patient data. Read More

Nursing students make H1N1 presentations

October 8, 2009

To help on-campus students avoid the seasonal and H1N1 flu viruses, Kirkhof College of Nursing has teamed with Housing and Residence Life to give presentations in living centers. Read More

Grand Valley professor establishes scholarship to support doctoral nursing candidates

September 22, 2009

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Valley's Kirkhof College of Nursing welcomed its first doctoral students in August, and a caring supporter is helping new students take advantage of the program. Read More