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Grand Valley State University    
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 16, 2018
 
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Second Degree


The Kirkhof College of Nursing offers a B.S.N. for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. This program is designed for full-time study. 

Only students with another baccalaureate degree may apply to the second degree program. To be considered for the program a student must:

  • Obtain admission to Grand Valley State University
  • Declare nursing as a major 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (including transfer credits)
  • Complete (with a grade of C or better) (2.0) all admission prerequisite coursework by time of application
  • Earn a minimum prerequisite grade point average of 3.0 (including transfer credits)
  • Adhere to the KCON course repeat policy which states that a student may repeat three admission prerequisite courses and two of those courses can be BMS, CHM, or BIO
  • No required course may be repeated more than once

KCON admits one cohort into the second degree program each spring/summer semester. Admission to the program is highly competitive and a student may not be admitted if only meeting the minimum requirements. Additional information about the admissions process, including application deadlines, can be found on the KCON website at www.gvsu.edu/kcon/.

Prior to beginning KCON clinical courses, students must complete comprehensive health compliance requirements including, but not limited to, a criminal background check, fingerprinting, and drug screening. Please note: all State Boards of Nursing review the records of all graduates who have completed a nursing program to determine eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN). All State Boards of Nursing retain the right to deny a B.S.N. graduate permission to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination, if convicted of a crime.

All courses listed as follows must be completed by B.S.N. students with a minimum grade of C (2.0). In addition, continued progression through the nursing major requires a minimum grade of C (2.0) in corequisite courses. All required courses for the nursing major must be taken for graded credit, with the exception of nursing clinical courses which are taken credit/no credit.

Prerequisite Admission Courses


Plan of Coursework


To remain in the cohort, students should plan on completing the program in the following manner.