Goshen College Nursing Program Review
Goshen College (GC) was founded in 1894 by the Mennonite Church. Promoting peace and education are key ideals at Goshen College, so much so that it refers to students and graduates as “peacemakers.” Though based in the small suburb of Goshen, Indiana the campus is less than three hours away from major cities in three states- Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. Approximately 1,000 students are enrolled in Goshen College’s certificate, bachelors and masters programs. Goshen College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Nursing programs at Goshen College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Goshen College Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Undergraduate BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program
The BSN program at Goshen College prepares students to serve in a variety of healthcare settings and situations through international education and varied clinical experiences. Students must fulfill an international education requirement through courses on campus or a Study-Service Term (SST), an academic term of study abroad which immerses the student in another culture. Students apply to the BSN program in their freshman year upon being admitted to Goshen College. Admission criteria for the program include a minimum 2.7 GPA, rank in the top 50% of high school class, and a grade of “C” or better in all nursing prerequisite courses.
RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
The RN to BSN Track is offered through the Adult Degree Programs Degree Completion division. The program includes both personal and professional development with students completing both academic and self-assessment activities. The cohort model provides a supportive course environment in which students will proceed through their academic course of study with like minded individuals. The program can be completed in 19 months and relies upon self-study as a key method to accelerating course progression in the RN to BSN program. Students meet for evening courses several times a week, and complete 40 credits total. Admission requirements included a minimum 2.7 GPA in previous college coursework and a minimum of 1 year of work experience in a healthcare setting.
Goshen College Graduate Nursing Programs
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program
The MSN program offers a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track with emphasis placed on serving culturally diverse and marginalized populations. Upon completion of the course, nurses are prepared to take the FNP certification exam through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Admission requirements for the program include a minimum 3.0 GPA, BSN from a nursing program accredited by a nursing body and one year of experience in a clinical setting. The program is 48 academic credits and also requires a practicum. Working nurses will benefit from courses offered in late evenings and afternoons. The MSN program can be completed in 3 years.
Scholarships for Nursing Students at Goshen College
Over 25 scholarships are awarded each year to nursing students at Goshen College, greatly reducing the financial burden many nursing students face. Award requirements vary but generally financial need and GPA are included in award criteria.
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, Indiana 46526