Kirkhof College of Nursing

KCON receives federal grant to partner with Dwelling Place to provide integrative primary, mental health services

Kirkhof College of Nursing received a $1.5 million federal grant to provide integrated primary and behavioral health services at housing sites in Grand Rapids' Heartside neighborhood through the GVSU Family Health Center and Dwelling Place.

Jul 29, 2020


Networks of Support: Pen-pal friendship becomes encounter at hospital for nursing student

A pen-pal friendship became an in-person chance encounter at a hospital when an older man sick with COVID-19 symptoms was greeted by the nursing student with whom he corresponded.

Jul 23, 2020


Working nurses advance their education at KCON, deepen commitment to health care in underserved areas

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, seven working nurses have continued their commitment to serving rural and underserved populations by advancing their education to become nurse practitioners with the help of a federal grant awarded to GVSU's Kirkhof College of Nursing.

Jun 25, 2020


Nursing graduate, LPGA hopeful returns to frontlines to treat COVID-19 patients

Sarah Hoffman graduated from Grand Valley with a nursing degree in 2013, and said she chose that field because she wanted to help people. In early April, when the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Michigan was rising, Hoffman put away her golf clubs in favor of a face mask and other personal protection equipment to - again - help people.

May 7, 2020


Kirkhof College of Nursing creates campaign for public to thank nurses

National Nurses Week and the opportunity to thank those frontline workers could not have come at a better time.

Apr 27, 2020


GVSU Family Health Center adds telehealth services

The GVSU Family Health Center has established telehealth services to ensure patient needs continue to be met during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 16, 2020


Student Award Convocation virtually recognizes top achievers, excellence in disciplines

The annual ceremony recognizes students who have been nominated for top awards, recognizing overall achievements in the classroom and on campus, and students who achieved excellence in every graduate and undergraduate discipline.

Apr 10, 2020


Standardized Patient Program goes virtual, provides students with telehealth experience

Grand Valley's Standardized Patient Program has launched a virtual component that allows students in the College of Health Professions, Kirkhof College of Nursing and School of Social Work to continue to gain clinical experience.

Apr 3, 2020


Mantella, panelists call for expansion of collaborations, partnerships to aid health care worker shortage

President Philomena V. Mantella and other leaders said collaborations and partnership among health care institutions, K-12 schools, colleges and universities are critical to maintaining and expanding the health care workforce in the region.

Mar 6, 2020


Native of Rwanda on track for nursing degree, establishing project to help other international students

Jackson Byiringiro arrived in Michigan in 2014 from Rwanda thinking he would find a job as a nurse, the same position he held for eight years in his home country.

Mar 4, 2020