Kirkhof College of Nursing

KCON receives grant to integrate behavioral health, primary care services for vulnerable populations

A $500,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund allows KCON to offer a unique model of integrated behavioral health and primary care to a vulnerable population in Grand Rapids.

Sep 29, 2020


Faculty and staff sketches

Faculty and staff members have published research or given virtual presentations.

Sep 23, 2020


Flu vaccination clinics scheduled, appointments required

The GVSU Family Health Center will staff multiple flu vaccination clinics for the campus community beginning October 1 and will take appointments to fill slots.

Sep 15, 2020


Faculty, staff sketches

University briefs include death of retired professor, honors college director; celebration of partnership focused on building healthy campus.

Aug 24, 2020


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