University wins grant for nursing scholarships


A Kirkhof College of Nursing student works with a resident at Mount Mercy Apartments. Courtesy GVSU

A university has received a $600,000 grant to fund scholarships for nursing students.

The Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing is using the grant for students pursuing nursing as a career and earned a bachelor's degree in another field.

The grant is from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, which is devoted exclusively to nursing students and nursing education.

Cynthia McCurren, KCON dean and professor, said the scholarships will go to students who enroll in the "highly competitive," 15-month Accelerated Second Degree Baccalaureate Nursing Program.

"We are incredibly grateful for this gift from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, and we will sustain the excellence in our nursing education program that led to this award," McCurren said.

"The scholarships will provide much-needed support for promising students working toward a career in nursing."

The grant is a part of GVSU’s $85-million Laker Effect campaign.

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