A bachelor of science in nursing is the first step toward expanding your career options in nursing and addressing the health challenges facing urban communities. At the Wayne State University College of Nursing, you'll have access to an immersive education led by expert faculty, with opportunities to gain clinical and research experience in hospitals, schools, laboratories and health care settings throughout Detroit. Whether you're a freshman just entering college, an RN expanding your career options or a military veteran pursuing a new journey, we have a pathway uniquely designed for you. Our graduates consistently pass the state licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) at a rate substantially higher than both the national and Michigan averages, and go on to play vital roles providing care and transforming health in Detroit and other communities. 

This program prepares its students to take the NCLEX exam for the State of Michigan. Graduates who want to practice in other states should review the Board of Nursing's Licensure Professional Requirements by State.

There are five different pathways to a Wayne State BSN. Choose the one that best fits you! 


Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs


Academic Services Officers

Amanda Palma, MSEd 

  • Jacob Scholars
  • Current BSN direct admit for freshmen students
  • BSN for veterans students

Chelsea Smith, MA 

  • BSN second career/degree students
  • RN-to-BSN students
  • Graduate students

Brittany Thomas, MEd 

  • Traditional BSN students