Hope College provides a fully accredited and approved nursing program
that is unique and innovative. It prepares professional nurses for the
many career opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.
- Clinical opportunities start as early as the sophomore year
and continue with each nursing specialty.
- There is a culminating intense nursing internship in the senior year
preparing for the role of the Registered Nurse. Students have experiences
in multiple settings with nurses in various roles, learning the full
continuum of nursing care, including health promotion, illness care,
and health restoration.
- The Hope College Nursing Program is accredited through the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the
Michigan Board of Nursing.
- The nursing education promotes holistic nursing care within the
context of the Christian faith. Students are challenged to go beyond
the physical needs of patients and promote holistic health, including
physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural aspects of
patient care. Students partner with parish nurses during a community-based
- The Nursing Department is located in the A. Paul Schaap Science Center
with a state-of-the-art skills lab and media center specifically for
- Nursing students are actively involved in nursing research
throughout the nursing courses and in a nursing research project for
the research practicum.