Grand Valley State University seeks a collaborative and institutionally minded leader with a proven record of innovation to serve as the Dean of the Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON). The KCON Dean reports directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and works collaboratively with the Deans from the other six colleges to ensure Grand Valley graduates students who are both liberally educated and professionally prepared.

The Kirkhof College of Nursing is located on the Health Campus of Grand Valley State University in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the Kirkhof College of Nursing, we believe nursing is not only a profession, it is a calling honored by exceptional learning experiences and partnerships beginning in education. Our College is consistently recognized for outstanding teaching, scholarship, service, and practice. Our baccalaureate degrees in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our advanced practice specialty tracks include Pediatrics, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health, and Health Systems Leadership. Our Family Health Center nurse managed clinic serves as a  learning laboratory for our students. Our endowed Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation serves the Grand Rapids community in dynamic change initiatives.

Grand Valley, established in 1960, is a four-year public university. It attracts nearly 24,000 students with its high-quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. GVSU provides a fully accredited liberal undergraduate and graduate education and has campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, and regional centers in Battle Creek, Detroit, Muskegon, and Traverse City. GVSU is a comprehensive university, serving students from across Michigan and dozens of other states and foreign countries. Grand Valley offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 300+ areas of study. The university is dedicated to individual student achievement, going beyond the traditional classroom experience, with research opportunities and business partnerships. GVSU employs more than 3,000 people and is committed to providing a fair and equitable environment for the continued success of all.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity website.

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