Nursing graduate program recognized as a top program in the nation

Nursing students in the GVSU sim lab.
Image Credit: Kendra Stanley-Mills

Grand Valley’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has been ranked as one of the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The DNP program is recognized in the 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings by U.S. News, which include in-depth evaluations of academic disciplines using a variety of statistical data, as well as surveys of academic peers.

Offered through the Kirkhof College of Nursing, the DNP program is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice. It is the only program of its type in West Michigan. The curriculum is delivered in a hybrid format with a focus on the national agenda to transform American health care through interprofessional collaboration, health care policy advocacy, patient-centered care, quality/safety initiatives and use of informatics. 

Other Grand Valley graduate programs recognized in the rankings include: part-time MBA, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, nonprofit management, public health, public administration, social work, and speech-language pathology.