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GVSU nursing students in a simulation lab in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Nursing, B.S.N.

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.

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 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.

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