At Grand Valley State University, we believe nursing is not only a profession, it is a calling honored by exceptional learning experiences and partnerships beginning in education. We offer dedicated advising, convenient delivery formats, exceptional faculty, significant support resources, and rich learning experiences to help you build and expand a rewarding nursing career.

Why study nursing at Grand Valley State University?


Grand Rapids Health Campus

Located in downtown Grand Rapids, the Kirkhof College of Nursing sits in the heart of the medical mile, surrounded by the leading hospitals and healthcare facilities in West Michigan. 

Leading Technology

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Students learn using state-of-the-art technology for teaching and learning in the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health on GVSU’s Health Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.


Advisor speaking to a nursing student

The Office of Student Services assists students through the program, providing advice and counsel. Academic advisors provide individual program plans, relevant clinical practicums, and advising for each nursing student.

Exceptional Faculty

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Learn from exceptional faculty invested in student success.


Federal grants help nursing student earn degree Spotlight

Federal grants help nursing student earn degree

When she was 14, Sarah Conant was asked to take care of her grandmother, who was in a wheelchair. It was the start of Conant's path, albeit a rocky one, to a nursing career that set her on course to earn a bachelor's degree (and soon a master's degree).

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Bonnie Wesorick - Clinical Practice Models

Video of Bonnie Wesorick speaking about her nursing history

Listen to Bonnie Wesorick talk about her personal history in nursing, the development of the Clinical Practice Model, and the premise behind the Bonnie Wesorick Center for Healthcare Transformation housed within the Kirkhof College of Nursing.

Corewell Health/KCON Nurse Scholars Program Explained

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Corewell Health Nurse Scholars program is one way students can receive financial aid after being accepted into KCON's nursing program. 


GVSU Kirkhof College of NursingTraditional (BSN) Program - Virtual Information Session

April 25, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Grand Valley’s baccalaureate nursing program focuses on evidence based nursing practice. Students are prepared to provide nursing interventions for individuals, families, and communities at a...

Kirkhof College of Nursing Recognition Ceremony - Winter Semester 2024

April 27, 2024 10:00 AM

The Kirkhof College of Nursing will celebrate our Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates during the Kirkhof College of Nursing Recognition Ceremony.  When: Saturday,...

GVSU Kirkhof College of Nursing Accelerated Second-Degree (BSN) Program - Virtual Information Session

May 13, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Accelerated Second Degree BSN program is for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university and wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science...

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


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