WSU College of Nursing makes unprecedented gains U.S. News & World Report Best Grad School rankings

US News & World Report 2021 Best Grad Schools MSN program badge2021 US News & World Report Best Grad Schools DNP ProgramThe Wayne State University College of Nursing Master’s (MSN) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs have again been ranked as among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The DNP program was ranked at #31 and the MSN program at #40. They remain the second highest ranked MSN and DNP programs in Michigan.

The college has made tremendous advances in these graduate program rankings since the 2017 report. In this timeframe, the MSN program rose from #70 to #40; the DNP program rose from #62 to #31. “The college’s commitment to student and faculty success is reflected in its nationwide reputation as a premier professional college with a distinctive focus urban health nursing,” said Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo. “The continued recognition of our success in educating a diverse student body and improving urban health through research, education and practice reaffirms our commitment to the college’s vision and mission.”

The outstanding faculty of the Wayne State University College of Nursing prepare advanced practice registered nurses (including Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives) who are uniquely able to address issues related to urban health disparities and to improve health of individuals, families and communities in urban settings. 

The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

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 nearly 28,000 students through 13 schools and colleges.

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