The Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Grand Valley State University focuses on evidence based nursing practice. Students are prepared to provide nursing interventions for individuals, families, and communities at a beginning, generalist level and will complete five semesters of clinical coursework.
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 participate in clinical rotations in areas such as surgical nursing, mental health nursing, obstetrics nursing, pediatric nursing, long term care nursing, and population health nursing.
For more on the traditional BSN program, visit gvsu.edu/kcon.
Why Study Nursing at Grand Valley?
- The demand for nurses is high; nearly 100 percent of nurses who seek employment find jobs.
- Learning from exceptional faculty invested in student success.
- The KCON Office of Student Services works with students throughout
the program to promote their academic success. Academic advisors
provide individual program plans, as well as connect students to
- State-of-the-art technology for teaching and learning at Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences and Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health in the heart of Grand Rapids' medical mile.
- Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ccneaccreditation.org.