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A leader in health careBrian Brasser majored in nursing at Calvin, and caring for patients has always been his No. 1 priority. Today, he’s the chief operating officer at Spectrum Health, overseeing hospital operations.
Spark – March 15, 2022
The next launch: The School of HealthLearn how the anonymous donation will fund opportunities for students and faculty.
Spark – December 1, 2021
Calvin University announces $15 million gift to establish School of HealthAn anonymous alumni donor provided a $15 million lead gift to establish the School of Health. It marks the second-largest single donation in the institution’s history.
News & Stories – October 18, 2021
Calvin University turns twoOn July 10, 2019, Calvin changed its name from "college" to "university." Two years later, it's well on its way to Vision 2030.
News & Stories – July 10, 2021
Nursing majors gain meaningful experience during pandemicIn 2020-2021, Calvin University nursing majors are being presented with new opportunities to gain the necessary skills required of a nursing professional, while also meeting the real needs on and off-campus during this pandemic.
News & Stories – February 24, 2021
Calvin professor named fellow of American Academy of NursingOn Saturday, October 31, Adejoke Ayoola, professor of nursing at Calvin University, is being inducted into the 2020 Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.
News & Stories – October 30, 2020
Calvin names Tiemersma Award winnerSarah DeVries is recognized with Calvin's Tiemersma Award, the top honor given to female student-athletes.
Spark – September 1, 2020
Nursing professor heads to hot spot of COVID-19 pandemicOn March 30, Dr. Katherine Kunnen, an assistant professor of nursing at Calvin University, headed to New York City, to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We caught up with her via a video Q&A on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, during her lunch break.
News & Stories – April 9, 2020
Nursing program grows, adds simulation labCalvin's popular nursing program expands to 80 students and state-of-the-art lab allows students to practice a wide range of health care scenarios on campus.
Spark – April 1, 2020
Show your stripes at Calvin University's Rare Disease SymposiumCalvin University Rare Disease Research & Support will host a Rare Disease Symposium on Rare Disease Day, February 29th, 2020 at the Prince Conference Center.
News & Stories – February 25, 2020
Calvin receives national recognition for community engagementCalvin University is one of 359 campuses across the country to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement in 2020.
News & Stories – February 11, 2020
Public Health Initiative deepens community partnershipsOver 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
Nursing classmates give backThe Blodgett Hospital Nursing Class of 1962 has created a scholarship for current nursing students.
Spark – April 1, 2018
New White Coat ceremony formalizes transition from student to nurseThe 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
Collaborating to improve mental health in Grand RapidsThe 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.
Spark – September 1, 2017
Walking Boldly: Virginia DavidsonVirginia 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 HealthThis 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 RapidsIn 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 AwardAdejoke 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 KukaewkasemOne 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 wisdomThe 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 programsThe 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
Walking Boldly: Troy EllensTroy Ellens ’15 is a registered nurse, working at Holland Home and listening to patients every day.
News & Stories – May 27, 2015
Trio of nursing students receive research awardsThree Calvin seniors received awards for their research at the Midwest Nursing Research Society conference this past month.
News & Stories – April 15, 2014
Nursing students offer care at Supper HouseA northwest emergency food center is one place Calvin nurses are learning about healthcare.
News & Stories – March 27, 2013
A $350,000 grant to promote pregnancy planningNursing professor Joke Ayoola will work in three Calvin partner neighborhoods, increasing women's knowledge and self-efficacy about reproductive health.
News & Stories – August 10, 2012
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