Wayne State University

About us

The Wayne State University College of Nursing is committed to providing a world-class educational experience. Our faculty aid in the development of new nursing knowledge through the conduct of research that focuses on urban health, symptom science and health promotion.

Our dedication to student success and our state-of-the-art learning environment combine to produce graduates who are prepared to be nurse leaders in research, education and practice. Located in Midtown Detroit, the College of Nursing's faculty and students serve diverse populations while promoting community and urban health.

Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, Ph.D., RN
Dean and Professor
Administrative support: Kelly Soave

Ramona Benkert, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAANP
Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs
Associate Professor
Administrative support: Tyrhonda Jackson

Janet Harden, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs
Interim Dean of Enrollment and Student Services
Associate Professor
Administrative support: Gwendolyn Cotton

April Hazard Vallerand, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research
Director of the Office for Health Research
Director of the Ph.D. Program
College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor
Administrative support: Clinton Loh

For further information contact:
The Dean's Office
College of Nursing
Wayne State University
5557 Cass Avenue
Detroit Michigan 48202

Phone: 313-577-4070