Look at health care with a holistic perspective, attending to patients' overall physical, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Gain valuable leadership skills and develop a compassionate heart for those in need.

Calvin's accredited nursing program combines vital foundational knowledge in science and healthcare practices with practical clinical experience in area hospitals, clinics and other community settings. Small class sizes meaning that you'll get plenty of personal attention for Calvin's experienced Christian nursing faculty.

Student involvement

  • Join Nurses Christian Fellowship
  • Participate in Calvin Nursing Association
  • Take a nursing interim abroad to places like India, Belize and Ethiopia
  • Volunteer at local hospitals, blood banks and senior centers

First year (semester hours)*

Second year (semester hours)*

*Note: Students are required to have either two years of high school foreign language with grades of C or better or one year of college level foreign language. If a student needs to take a foreign language at Calvin, it should be taken during the first or second year.

Nursing courses

Third year (semester hours)

Fourth year (semester hours)

Note: The formal requirements for a Calvin bachelor's degree include the following: Successful completion of 124 semester hours, completion of three interim courses of three credit hours or more, completion of the designated program of study and the designated core, and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 both overall and in the program of concentration.


Admissions to Calvin's nursing program is competitive: it accepts a limited number of students each year to the program. Most students apply to the program in their sophomore year after completing nine prerequisite courses. See program admission for more information and for early admission to the nursing program.


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