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Why pursue a BSN degree at Calvin?

As a nursing major at Calvin, you’ll have all the benefits of a fully accredited nursing program with a great reputation in the community.

Learn from amazing professors with decades of teaching and clinical experience. Work in the nursing simulation lab on high-fidelity mannequins “Susie” and “Hal.” Benefit from Calvin’s connections to world-renowned hospitals like Mercy Health and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

You will graduate with confidence in your ability to pass the NCLEX exam and go on to graduate school or a rewarding career in nursing in any setting.

But there's something else you need to know: There's more to our program than academic excellence and opportunities. At Calvin, you’ll be surrounded by people who understand that nursing is a calling to serve Christ and his kingdom. You will work to promote human health and dignity in every space. You’ll be ready to care for the community as a nurse who loves the Lord and loves people.

Early-nursing admission is available! Learn how to apply »

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Looking to stretch yourself further? Find even more collaboration and academic depth in one of Calvin’s two distinct honors programs.

Learn more about the Honors Scholars and Collegiate Scholars programs.

Excellence you can count on

Calvin’s nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You can be confident that the degree you’re earning will set you up for future success.

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Four years of growing

All nursing students serve in Grand Rapids’ culturally diverse neighborhoods through the community nursing program. You can also take your learning abroad in Nepal, Mexico, or China.


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