Nursing Major (BSN)
Ask Calvin nursing students why they’re studying here, and you’ll hear a lot of different things. They might talk about their amazing clinical experiences at nearby hospitals, clinics, or other facilities. You’ll hear their plans to study abroad in Uganda or Nepal during winter session. They’ll share their plans for after they pass the NCLEX exam: maybe a job at a place like Vanderbilt, or a grad program at Johns Hopkins.
And you’d expect to hear those things about a top-rated nursing program like Calvin’s. But keep listening, and you’ll hear those same students talking about professors whose doors are always open. They’ll describe a spirit of community, not competition. They’ll tell you about the Spanish-speaking patients that they encounter each week in the Burton Heights neighborhood.
You’ll hear about a program that’s centered on service, and driven by deep Christian faith.
Admission to Calvin's nursing program accepts a limited number of students each year to the program. High school students interested in nursing at Calvin may qualify for early guaranteed admission to the program; other applicants typically apply to the program in the sophomore year after completing prerequisite courses. See the program admission page for more information and for early admission to the nursing program.
Completing a nursing degree in four years
Completing Calvin's nursing program in four years requires careful planning in conjunction with a faculty advisor. Download a nursing advising information sheet to see how you can satisfy our program requirements in four years.
Combining nursing with Spanish
Combining nursing with Spanish can greatly increase your effectiveness as a care provider, but doing so in four years requires careful planning before you start your freshman year. Read more about how it works:
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