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Kirkof School of Nursing administrative records

 Series — Box: 1-4
Identifier: GV041-02

Collection Description

Series contains administrative and historical files from the School of Nursing, later known as the Kirkhof School of Nursing, from 1969 to 2005. It was acquired in three separate accessions, in 1983, 1988, and 2005.


  • 1969-2005


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Administrative History

Grand Valley received approval from the Michigan State Department of Education in 1971 to develop a baccalaureate program in nursing. The State of Michigan Board of Nursing gave initial approval of the curriculum design and plan for implementation on September 22, 1972. The School of Nursing, initially established as part of the College of Arts and Sciences was first introduced in the 1972/73 Course Catalog, and the first class of students was admitted to the clinical component of the program in January 1973.

In 1982, Grand Valley State Colleges reorganized and dropped the "s" from its name to signify the end of the cluster college era. Following the reorganization, the School of Nursing was named in honor of Russel Kirkhof. In 2004 the school was reorganized as its own college within Grand Valley State University, and named the Kirkhof College of Nursing.


2.85 Linear feet (4 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States