Wayne State University

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About us

The College of Nursing is an integral part of Wayne State University, a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students. Nearly 800 students, faculty and staff make up the College of Nursing, led by:

Nancy T. Artinian, PhD, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN
Interim Dean
Director of the Office of Health Research

Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-BC
Interim Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs

Stephanie Schim, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
Assistant Dean for Family, Community and Mental Health

Janet Harden, PhD, RN
Interim Assistant Dean for Adult Health

April Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN
Interim Associate Dean for Research, Interim Director of the PhD program, College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor

Eric Brown
Director for the Office of Student Affairs

The College of Nursing is internationally recognized for excellence in preparing graduate and undergraduate students to become nurse leaders, scholars and researchers. We also are known for the high quality of our research, especially in the areas of self-care, caregiving and urban health. Faculty research is enhanced by opportunities for collaborative investigations at such facilities as the Detroit Medical Center, William Beaumont Hospital, the Henry Ford Health System, community health centers and the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

For further information contact:
College of Nursing
Wayne State University
Office of Student Affairs
5557 Cass Avenue
Detroit Michigan  48202

(313) 577-4082 (Office of Student Affairs)
(313) 577-6949 (Fax)
Email nursinginfo@wayne.edu