2022-27 Strategic Plan

On January 28, 2022, the Wayne State University Board of Governors approved the university's 2022-27 strategic plan, "Our Moment in Time" which prioritizes student success and the institution's impactful engagement with the city of Detroit and surrounding communities.

In keeping with the "Our Moment in Time" plan, the Wayne State University College of Nursing has developed a strategic plan complementing the university's long-term vision and goals in the following key areas: research and discovery; teaching, learning and student success; outreach and engagement; diversity, equity and inclusion; and financial sustainability and operational excellence.

Leveraging the college's strengths and lessons learned over the past 76 years, this plan allows us to capitalize on our unique position as a world-class institution focused on excellence in nursing education, practice, and research, with a commitment to urban health.

As part of a leading research institution, the Wayne State College of Nursing is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and scholarship to provide the highest quality nursing education while improving the health and well-being of
individuals, families, and communities with a distinct focus on the unique and evolving needs of urban populations.

As a valued and active member of the Detroit community, we can define ourselves by the work we do to address urban health issues with our students and faculty on the front lines of healthcare. This plan was designed to help us identify opportunities to strengthen our college and provide a roadmap to build on our success.

Strategic focus areas

Based on the plan developed by the Wayne State University Strategic Planning Committee and adopted by the Wayne State University Board of Governors, the following were identified as strategic focus areas. We include our aspirations aligning with each focus area and the goals we have committed to over the next five years.

  • Research, discovery and translation: An unrelenting quest
  • Teaching, learning and student success: The heart of our college
  • Outreach and engagement: Our inextricable ties with our community
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: An unwavering commitment
  • Financial sustainability and operational excellence: The building blocks for a strong future

Read the full 2022-27 College of Nursing Strategic Plan