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Nursing, B.S.N.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Ask Calvin University 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 
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Overview

And you’d expect to hear those things about a top-rated Nursing program like Calvin University’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.

Key facts: 

  • Real-world clinical experience is at the heart of our program. You'll have the chance to learn at top-rate hospitals like Helen Devos Children's Hospital, Mercy Health, and others in Grand Rapids’ extensive medical community.
  • Our program has an excellent pass rate on the NCLEX exam. Calvin graduates are sought after in hospitals, schools, clinics, and more across the nation.
  • We care deeply about the issues that surround nursing, human health, and justice. You'll gain new perspectives on healthcare through work or study abroad or in underserved communities here in the U.S.

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National: Aug 15

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology and Genetics for the Health Sciences
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Chemistry for the Health Sciences
  • Data Science for Everyone
  • Written Rhetoric
  • Health Professions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.83

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.83 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To apply to Calvin, please submit the following:

  • Calvin University Application OR The Common Application
  • High school transcript – submitted by your guidance counselor through the application.
  • Official college/university transcripts – if you’ve done any college or university course work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Grand Rapids

  • 990 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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