Nursing is an exciting profession that provides endless challenges and satisfaction for the practitioner. Increasing attention to health promotion and maintenance, technological advances and care to vulnerable populations have led to new avenues for nursing practice. Kirkhof College of Nursing provides an educational environment that allows the student to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to ensure the health of the public.
Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.) upon graduation. Graduates are prepared to take the licensure examination for registered nurses. Students who are admitted to the university, but do not immediately qualify for direct admission to the nursing major, may enroll as pre-nursing majors and must complete a secondary application. Visit gvsu.edu/kcon for details.
For B.S.N. coursework, please refer to the online catalog at gvsu.edu/catalog/.
Professional nurses perform a wide variety of functions including direct patient care, health care counseling, and leadership in providing and managing care for individuals and groups of clients. Nurses are members of health care teams and may work in hospitals, homes, the community, clinics, or industry - wherever people need care or health education.
“Because Grand Valley's programs have a good base and such good reputations, I know that I'm going to learn the material I need to know to actually work in the field.”