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Nursing is an exciting profession that provides endless challenges and satisfaction for the practitioner. 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.
KCON teaching and learning practices, curricula and learning environments are designed based on our philosophy of nursing education and organizing framework, to foster the behaviors that faculty believe are most important for the roles of provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession. These include: critical thinking; communication; assessment, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention; illness and disease management; information and health care technologies; ethics; human diversity; and, global health care.
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 Office of Student Services assists students through the program and provides convenient advice and counsel. Academic advisors provide individual program plans, relevant clinical practicums, and advising for each nursing student.
- 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.