Provide compassionate care.

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 pre-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?

  • 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. Grand Rapids offers 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.
  • Overview

  • Career Outlook

    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.

    STEM Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate STEM students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 94 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

Career Guide for STEM Majors

Graduates of STEM programs are changing the world. To learn more about why you should consider a career in nursing and what you can do with a STEM degree, get our STEM-specific career guide.

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