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Nursing students outside Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences on Grand Rapids' Health Hill. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Nursing, M.S.N.

Nursing is an exciting profession that is responsive to changes in health care. An increasing focus on health promotion and maintenance, and technological advancements in the treatment of illness, has placed new demands on health care providers. Professional nurses are needed to provide evidence-based solutions to critical problems, improve patient safety through risk reduction, and illness and disease management at the point of care.

West Michigan Job Growth

Job opportunities in the nursing field are expected to grow 10.5% in West Michigan by 2025.

GVSU Ranking as a West Michigan Talent Provider

There are more than 1,300 GVSU alumni working in nursing occupations in West Michigan.

National Job Growth

Job opportunities in the Nursing field are expected to grow 13% in the U.S. by 2025.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Grand Valley is delivered in a hybrid format and prepares professional nurses as advanced generalists to serve as leaders within clinical microsystems (patient care units/settings) in a reformed health care system. Students who complete the MSN are eligible to take the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) examination.

Why Study Nursing at Grand Valley?

Program Details