Welcome from the Dean

Photo of Dean ClaboI would like to extend a warm welcome to you from the Wayne State University College of Nursing faculty, staff and students.

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

Our location in vibrant Midtown Detroit is of mutual benefit to students, faculty and staff and the city. We affirm and demonstrate our commitment to the advancement of urban health and health promotion and to the preparation of an exceptionally talented and diverse nursing workforce, ready and able to lead in contemporary health care practice.

Partnerships with and close proximity to numerous health centers, hospitals, clinics and community centers have helped us to build solid community partnerships that contribute to the success of our students and faculty.

Through interprofessional education, clinical care and rigorous research generating new nursing knowledge, we are dedicated to advancing the profession of nursing and the health of our region and beyond. Our more than 10,000 alumni are a source of both pride and testament to this dedication.

I invite you to browse our site to learn more about the college – our programs and our research. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments. Your support is invaluable.


Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN
Dean College of Nursing
​Wayne State University