Nursing is an exciting profession that is currently undergoing many challenges as the health care system changes. For R.N.s who do not yet have a B.S.N., the Kirkhof College of Nursing provides a specialized program that allows students to obtain the tools to meet those challenges head on. Curricular content on research, evidence based practice, quality and safety, and nursing care in the community provide new ways of thinking about and addressing care to a diverse population of clients.
The Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) at Grand Valley State University offers a B.S.N. completion option (R.N. to B.S.N.) for registered nurses. Visit www.gvsu.edu/kcon for details.
The curriculum includes courses in humanities and the social, physical, natural, and health sciences that provide a strong scientific and humanistic foundation upon which the clinical nursing courses are based. Nursing coursework expands and deepens the R.N.'s current knowledge.
The demand for baccalaureate prepared nurses has never been greater. Increased acuity and complexity of care, along with new accreditation requirements for safety and quality initiatives or Magnet status have made the degree even more marketable. Nurses who want to develop more advanced skills in understanding and improving their patient care or who want to advance into other areas find that obtaining their B.S.N. increases their ability to compete for these desirable positions.
“GVSU's R.N. to B.S.N. program has strengthened my nursing skills and made me more marketable as a nurse in a challenging economy and in the field of nursing. The faculty and staff have been very supportive, flexible and available to me as a registered nurse and as a student. In addition, the nursing classes were arranged to meet once a week which suited my busy lifestyle!”