Excellent academics, real clinical experience, faith -based teaching.
In Calvin’s nursing program, you’ll embrace a holistic approach to wellness that includes a focus on health promotion and protection. You’ll be equipped to act as an agent of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual renewal across a wide range of nursing careers.
Calvin nursing students graduate well-equipped for graduate school or a career in their field; in a highly competitive job market, 100% of our nursing graduates are in school or a job within a year of graduation. This means that our program is also competitive, accepting a limited number of students each year. The program admissions page details the process of applying to join our program.
Our vision for nursing is firmly rooted in meeting the unique needs and challenges of real communities, with an emphasis on practical work and real clinical experience. Your student experience will see you working in local hospitals, neighborhood clinics, or schools. Optional interims abroad in places like Nepal, Mexico, or China will give you hands-on experience working in diverse cultural environments and with different healthcare systems.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Calvin College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
of 2017 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.
Public Health Initiative deepens community partnerships
Over the past four years, Calvin College's Public Health Initiative has sparked collaboration among various disciplines at Calvin, deepened relationships with community partners, and produced research that's addressing neighborhood needs. News & Stories, January 2, 2019
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