Founded in 1945, the college is dedicated to providing the highest quality education to a diverse population of students through our BSN, MSN, PhD, DNP and graduate certificate programs. Graduates from our college are prepared to be nurse leaders in research, education and practice.

Throughout 2021, we will extend the celebrations for the 75th +1 anniversary of the founding of the College of Nursing. Historically, the College of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education, knowledge generation and contemporary nursing practice. You are invited to share your College of Nursing story by submitting pictures and recollections about your experiences at nursing.wayne.edu/75/share. Mark your calendars now to "come home" and celebrate this milestone with us on September 24, 2021!

Interim Dean's Administrative Council

Headshot of Interim Dean Ramona Benkert

Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP

Interim Dean and Associate Professor
Administrative support: Aiman Rahman

Headshot of Patricia Thomas, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC, CNL

Patricia Thomas, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, ACNS-BCN, CNL, FAAN

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor
Administrative support: Christine Seaver, MBA
Interim Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs
Administrative support: Tyrhonda Jackson

Photo of Dr. Rick Zimmerman

Rick Zimmerman, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor

Headshot of Kristina Aaron, PhD

Kristina Aaron, PhD

Assistant Dean for Enrollment

Headshot of Shelley Clifton

Shelley Clifton

Director of Business Affairs

Headshot of Kathryn Grose

Kathryn Grose

Associate Director, Information Technology

Headshot of Lindsey Rossow-Rood

Lindsey Rossow-Rood

Director of Development


The Dean's Office
College of Nursing
Wayne State University
5557 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202