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

The Wayne State University College of Nursing’s graduate programs continue to be among the best in the nation. The college’s master’s of nursing (MSN) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools among the top 20 percent in the country; the DNP was ranked at #35 and the MSN at #43. These are also the second-highest ranked MSN and DNP programs in Michigan.

The college has made tremendous gains in these rankings since the 2017 report; the MSN program is up 35 spots and the DNP is up 27 spots. The faculty’s expertise in educating advanced practice nurses prepared to provide expert care and to address issues related to health disparities and improving health equity in an urban setting is well established, said Dean Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo.

“The college’s commitment to student and faculty success is reflected in its nationwide reputation as a premier professional college with a distinctive focus on urban health nursing,” said  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 Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.

This year’s U.S. News & World Report survey of accredited graduate nursing programs included 252 schools offering an MSN. and 182 offering a DNP.

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. It is a distinct university offering a real-world education to nearly 28,000 students through 13 schools and colleges.