Training and Resources

Training and Resources

McLaren Health Care supports and encourages ongoing growth and learning. Our Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council is pleased to share the resources below as part of our continued D&I journey.

Grand Valley State University has partnered with McLaren Health Care and Spectrum Health to transform the nursing workforce by targeting the need to increase nursing education opportunities for nurses from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented minorities. Please see the attached two flyers for more information.



LGBTQ Resources

GVSU Kirkhof College of Nursing
HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant

Couldn't make it to a live session? Contact the Office of Student Services to schedule an individual appointment with a GVSU Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) Academic Advisor:

Grand Valley State University – HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant:

McLaren Health Care, Spectrum Health, and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) are transforming the nursing workforce by targeting the need to increase nursing educational opportunities for nurses from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented minorities.

This program provides financial support for qualified students from McLaren Health Care and Spectrum Health, who gain admission into select GVSU Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) programs. Graduates will be able to deliver culturally aligned care and leadership in providing care for medically underserved areas and populations.

Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN program (online format with synchronous and asynchronous coursework) – now accepting applications for Winter 2022 (January). Build on your nursing associate’s degree and prepare for BSN-level nursing courses during the winter and/or spring/summer 2022 semesters before diving into your BSN coursework in the fall 2022 semester.

  • Winter 2022 Semester: Students may complete necessary pre-requisite coursework, meet with their academic advisor, and obtain their individual program plan.
  • Spring/Summer 2022 Semester: Students may continue to complete necessary pre-requisite coursework
  • Fall 2022 Semester: Nursing courses begin.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Clinical Nurse Leader program (hybrid online and in-person format)

  • This executive style program meets for in-person classes in downtown Grand Rapids five times per semester (Thursday and/or Friday sequence). The remaining coursework is delivered completely online.

Admitted McLaren and Spectrum nurses will be individually responsible for approximately *20% of their tuition and program fees. The remainder of the program cost will be funded by GVSU, McLaren/Spectrum, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The application deadline is November 19, 2021. Find out if you are eligible and apply for this funding opportunity at:

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,219,682 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit*Averaged over the course of the program. Dependent on number of general education and prerequisite courses needed.