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Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Student Services (OSS) in the Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) is to recognize individuality and to establish collaborative partnerships with students to engage in intentional and holistic advising. The OSS will provide proactive outreach to all individuals seeking a nursing degree at Grand Valley State University, promoting diversity and fostering connections within the university, KCON, and the broader community and the nursing profession.

Our Vision

The Office of Student Services in the Kirkhof College of Nursing will be an integral partner in our students’ educational experience by empowering personal, academic, and professional growth.


Kristin Norton, MA

Kristin Norton, MA

Director, Office of Student Services
(616) 331-5637
nortonkr@gvsu.edu
Advises: Direct Admit students

Linda Buck, MSN, RN

Linda Buck, MSN, RN

Senior Academic Advisor
(616) 331-5785
buckli@gvsu.edu
Advises: RN/BSN, MSN, and DNP students

Cassonya Carter, M.Ed.

Cassonya Carter, M.Ed.

Senior Academic Advisor
(616) 331-5782
carterc@gvsu.edu
Advises: BSN students

Angela Caruso, M.Ed.

Angela Caruso photo

Senior Academic Advisor
(616) 331-5638
carusoa@gvsu.edu
Advises: BSN students

Denise Gross

Denise Gross

Office Coordinator
(616) 331-5922
grossde@gvsu.edu

Mike Stoll, M.Ed.

Mike Stoll photo

Academic Advisor
(616) 331-6742
stollmi@gvsu.edu
Advises: BSN students

Who is my Advisor?

Most of the time, students are assigned an academic advisor based on the first letter of their last name. Be sure to confirm who your Academic Advisor is, by looking in MyBanner:

  • Log into MyBanner
  • Select Student & Financial Aid
  • Select Registration
  • View Major and Advisor Information