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Nursing B.S.N., Accelerated Second Degree

The Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program at Grand Valley State University is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university and wish to pursue a career in professional nursing.

Alums Working in Their Field

90% of GVSU nursing alumni work in their field post-graduation.

National Job Growth

Nursing opportunities are projected to grow 8% in the U.S. by 2025.

Nursing Job Openings in Michigan

Annually in Michigan, there are more than 3,000 job openings in the nursing field.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The undergraduate curriculum is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Baccalaureate Essentials. It focuses on the student's role development as a provider of care, a designer/manager/coordinator of care, and a member of the profession.

Students are prepared to provide nursing interventions for individuals, families, and communities at a beginning, generalist level and will complete four semesters of clinical coursework.

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Why Study Nursing at Grand Valley?

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