Being a nurse means being ready for anything. Sometimes it means offering a joy-filled hug when a patient and family receive positive news. Sometimes it means anchoring yourself in resilience as you rush a gurney for the emergency room doors. It will always mean this: a person who tirelessly champions the health and well being of others with unwavering tenacity and compassion, no matter the circumstances.
Centered in faith, the nursing program trains you to be a resilient contender for the hurt and the sick. You will learn to manage patient information, process quick decisions and communicate scientific concepts with accessible language. As you develop your technical knowledge and skills, you will also grow in how you relate with others to offer hope at each stage of the healing process.
Why Cornerstone University?
Our two-degree, two-step approach prepares you to serve as an emerging leader on the front lines of preventative health care.
- Integrate faith and science. The nursing program offers a Christ-centered, liberal arts foundation that allows you to engage others as an influencer.
- Enjoy the benefits of urban living. Take in two Michigan cities during your college years—Grand Rapids and Detroit. Both acclaimed cities offer countless opportunities to network with health care professionals, engage diverse populations and partner with local ministries.
- Join a cohort of like-minded students. From the moment you arrive at Cornerstone University, you'll be part of a cohort of students who will journey through the nursing program with you.
- School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
- Division: Kinesiology, Science, Engineering & Mathematics
- Degree Type: Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Format: Residential
- Location: Grand Rapids, Detroit
The market demand for health care practitioners, technicians and nurses continues to grow at a faster rate than other occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a shortage of 1.2 million nurses by 2020.
That is why we began the nursing program in 2017 and hope to grow it more in 2020. Our world needs more nurses—those who will resiliently contend for the hurt and the sick.
Completion of the two-step nursing program trains you for jobs in emergency rooms, doctor's offices, hospice care and medical research.
From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.
See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a nursing program student.
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