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. Historically, the College of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education, knowledge generation and contemporary nursing practice.

In celebration of the founding of the WSU College of Nursing, a 75th anniversary (+1 year!) virtual event will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. A link to RSVP will be shared shortly. 

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!


U.S. News and World Report has recognized Wayne State University's College of Nursing for offering one of the best BSN programs, MSN programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs in the country.

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Dean's executive committee


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