Excellent academics, real clinical experience, faith-based teaching
Calvin nursing graduates are immediate assets to hospitals and clinics, due to their excellent clinical skills, caring approach to patients, outstanding work ethic and leadership skills. That's why in 2016, 100% of Calvin nursing graduates found jobs in their field or were in graduate school within one year of graduation.
Admissions to Calvin's nursing program is competitive: it accepts a limited number of students each year to the program. You can apply to the program in your sophomore year after completing six prerequisite courses. The final three required prerequisite courses need to be completed in Spring semester of sophomore year. See program admission for more information and for early admission to the nursing program.
The Calvin College Department of Nursing Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. Read more about our academic program and program admission.
Experience nursing in one of Calvin's four neighborhood partnerships. You'll get hands-on experience with patients outside of a hospital setting. Build relationships while gaining skills in conversing with the patient, confidence in your abilities and an understanding of how the neighborhood environment affects the client. Read more about community nursing.
of 2016 nursing graduates were employed or in graduate school one year after graduation.
hospitals in Grand Rapids
spots in the nursing program
Nursing professors who are committed Christians
Participate in this program designed to help all nursing students prepare for the nursing boards exams
Calvin nurses do clinicals at Spectrum Health, the #3 rated hospital system in Michigan.
New White Coat ceremony formalizes transition from student to nurse
The nursing class of 2019 took part in Calvin’s first-annual nursing White Coat Ceremony, a formal event that marks the transition from pre-nursing courses to working with clients in clinicals. News & Stories, October 17, 2017
Walking Boldly: Virginia Davidson
Virginia Davidson ’17’s Calvin experience—from John’s Hopkins to the Emergency Department at Spectrum—prepared her for a career of love and service as a nurse. News & Stories, July 25, 2017
Empowering Communities Through Women’s Health
This summer, Adejoke Ayoola is heading to Nigeria to design women's health programs through the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program. News & Stories, June 6, 2017
Partnering to improve mental health in Grand Rapids
In 2011, “Women Supporting Women: Supportive/Educative Groups for Ethnically Diverse, Urban, Impoverished Women Dealing with Depression and Anxiety” was launched in three Grand Rapids neighborhoods. News & Stories, May 16, 2017
Nursing professor receives YWCA Tribute Award
Adejoke Ayoola, an associate professor of nursing at Calvin College, is the recipient of the 2016 YWCA Tribute Award in the Sports, Fitness and Wellness category. News & Stories, November 15, 2016
Walking Boldly: Silas Kukaewkasem
One year into his Calvin experience, Silas Kukaewkasem returned to Thailand with a fresh perspective and understanding on a place he thought he knew so well. News & Stories, July 19, 2016
A journey from simple questions to generations of wisdom
The first ever H.E.A.L.T.H. Camp was held on Calvin's campus in June 2016 for young girls from the Grand Rapids community. News & Stories, July 8, 2016
Klamer family donates $1 million to Calvin College science, nursing programs
The family of the late Dr. Bernard "Bernie" Klamer and Lorraine Goris Klamer say the gift will honor their parents' legacy in the fields of chemistry, biology and nursing. News & Stories, February 4, 2016