WSU College of Nursing graduate programs ranked among nation’s best for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report

The Wayne State University College of Nursing’s master of science in nursing (MSN) and doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) programs continue to be ranked among the top graduate nursing programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report, with the MSN listed at #32 and DNP at #40 in their list of 2023 Best Graduate Schools.

The programs rose a combined six spots from last year and remain the second-highest ranked graduate nursing programs in Michigan. The college has a well-established reputation for excellence, illustrated by consistent increases in national rankings over the last five years.

“I am incredibly proud of our college’s continued recognition as a national leader in graduate nursing education, and these rankings reflect the truly distinct kind of education we provide,” said Dean of the Wayne State College of Nursing Laurie Lauzon Clabo, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Because of our enhanced focus on addressing the health care needs of urban populations, our MSN and DNP graduates possess a unique set of knowledge and skills that make them highly sought after and position them to become leaders in their fields.”

Offering eight different specialty pathways across its MSN and DNP programs, the Wayne State College of Nursing is one of only three Michigan institutions to have both programs ranked in the top 100 and ranks more than 70 spots higher than any other institution in the metro Detroit region.

U.S. News and World Report’s 2023 Best Nursing Schools rankings are based on a number of criteria, including qualitative assessments from nursing school deans and health care professionals across the country, along with statistical analyses of an institution’s faculty resources, research activity and student success.

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