Wayne State’s BSN program maintains its place among the nation’s best in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

The Wayne State University College of Nursing’s bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program has once again been recognized in the top 7% of BSN programs nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 ranking of the best undergraduate nursing programs. 

The Wayne State BSN placed 51 out of nearly 700 programs across the country in the latest rankings, which were published by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members of nursing schools and departments at institutions around the United States.

“This ranking is yet another well-deserved recognition of the strength and value of a Wayne State nursing degree,” said College of Nursing Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo. “It is a testament to the skill and dedication of our faculty and the talent of our nursing students as we prepare them to meet the complex health needs of individuals, families and communities here in Detroit and around the world.”

In order to have received the survey and be ranked, an institution’s nursing school or department that offers a BSN had to meet two sets of criteria:

  • Be accredited at the bachelor’s level by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
  • Be a regionally accredited institution that awarded at least 40 BSNs, according to 2019-20 data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Center.

The 2022-23 BSN rankings continue a trend for the Wayne State College of Nursing, which consistently receives national recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs. The college’s master of science in nursing and doctorate of nursing practice programs were ranked #32 and #40, respectively, in U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2023 Best Graduate Schools and remain the second-highest ranked MSN and DNP programs in Michigan.

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