WSU College of Nursing makes impressive gains in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Detroit – March 14, 2017 – The Wayne State University College of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs have again ranked among the top in the nation, and have risen significantly in these national rankings in a one-year period.

U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings today, naming the college’s M.S.N. program No. 48 in the country, up from No. 70 the previous year, and its D.N.P. program No. 38 in the country, up from No. 62. These rankings recognize Wayne State’s graduate nursing programs as the second highest in Michigan.

“This honor recognizes the outstanding work of our faculty in both research and education, preparing a diverse student body for practice and improving urban health,” said Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo. “Because of our commitment to student and faculty success and our distinctive focus on issues of urban health and health equity, the college has built a nationwide reputation as a premier graduate school.”

The rankings are a weighted average of 14 indicators, which include research activity, faculty credentials and participation in nursing practice, peer assessment, student GPA, and acceptance rates.

This year’s U.S. News survey of accredited graduate nursing programs included 292 schools offering an M.S.N. and 186 offering a D.N.P.

Wayne State University is a premier public, urban research university in the heart of Detroit, with a history of opportunity and nationally recognized academics spanning nearly 150 years. We are a distinct university offering a real-world education to more than 27,000 students through 13 schools and colleges.