At the Wayne State University College of Nursing, we understand the challenges facing today's cities and are dedicated to addressing them. Our location in Detroit positions us to prepare nurses uniquely qualified to care for urban populations and to help reduce health disparities and promote health in local communities. Here, students receive a world-class education where they learn from faculty experts and provide care to people in a variety of urban settings from homecare, to primary and specialty care, to tertiary care health centers throughout Detroit. Students at all degree levels work alongside our researchers and partners to further nursing science, and leave equipped to enter a workforce in need of their diversity, knowledge and skill. 

Are you driven to advance urban health? Follow the steps below to begin your experience as a student in the Wayne State University College of Nursing.

Step 1: Apply

Apply as a student to Wayne State University and, upon gaining admission, to the College of Nursing. Undergraduate students must submit a secondary application to the College of Nursing.

Step 2: Submit supplemental materials

Visit your specific pathway to learn what supplemental materials, including transcripts, are required when applying to the College of Nursing.

Traditional BSN MSN
BSN Direct Admit for Freshmen DNP
BSN Second Career/Degree PhD
BSN for Veterans Graduate certificates
RN to BSN  

Step 3: Accept your offer

Check your WSU email for updates regarding your application. Once admitted, accept your offer of admission and check your Wayne State email regarding information on registration, important meetings and more.

Admission deadlines

Program Semester start Deadline for Completed Application including Supplemental Materials*
BSN Direct Admit for Freshmen Fall November 30
Traditional BSN Fall May 1
BSN for Veterans Spring/Summer February 15
Second Degree Spring/Summer May 1
RN to BSN Fall July 1
MSN Fall/winter August 1/November 15
Graduate Certificates Fall/winter May 15/September 1
Psych-Mental Health NP Grad Certificate Fall August 1
DNP Fall August 1
PhD Fall August 1

*For the BSN program, official transcripts must be received by the WSU College of Nursing by or before June 1.

Deadlines for scholarships and Nursing Faculty Loan Program*
BSN Direct Admit for Freshman   Visit WSU Financial Aid
All other programs   March 1
* Nursing Faculty Loan Program is for graduate students only.