Office of Student Affairs

Welcome to the College of Nursing's Office of Student Affairs. We are a centralized resource for current and prospective College of Nursing students. Our office is responsible for student recruitment, admissions, academic progression, health requirements, clinical placement, Nurse Faculty Loan Program and graduation. We promote a supportive environment and encourage students to meet with their Academic Services Officer each semester to stay abreast of their academic progression.

Academic advising

We encourage students to meet with an Academic Services Officer during our office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is located on the ground floor of the College of Nursing, room 10 Cohn Building, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.

Toll Free: 888-837-0847
Fax: 313-577-6949

WSU academic advising mission statement

Academic Advising exists to affirm and empower students. To enhance our students’ experiences, Wayne State University Advisors are committed to collaborating with our diverse local and global campus community. We provide equitable opportunities for every student and maximize student success through continuous professional development. Our advising fosters students’ sense of belonging, autonomy, awareness, and self-advocacy.  

WSU academic advising vision statement

To be a renowned leader in accessible, comprehensive, and holistic academic advising for a diverse student body.

Office of Student Affairs Staff

Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services

Kristina Aaron, PhD

Academic Services Officers

Kalyn Griffin

  • Direct Admit BSN students
  • Jacob Scholars
  • RN to BSN students

Dana Johns

  • BSN Second Career/Degree students
  • BSN for Veterans students
  • Admitted graduate students

Tierra Merriwether

  • Traditional BSN students

Prospective Students

The Office of Student Affairs is here to ensure that your transition to Wayne State University is seamless. Our full-time Academic Services Officers are available to assist you with the application and admission process.

Prospective nursing students are encouraged to attend an information session. Detailed program information, including how to apply, prerequisites, curriculum and more, are available for review on this site.

Admitted Students

Our Academic Services Officers help admitted nursing students with registration, accurate submission of clinical permits and academic advising. We believe it is important to inform and connect you with campus resources to support your academic journey through to graduation.

Make an Appointment

Admitted Nursing Undergraduates

Admitted undergraduate nursing students can schedule an appointment online with an Academic Services Officer through STARS.

Admitted Graduate Students

Admitted graduate nursing students can schedule an appointment with their Academic Services Officer by contacting Kristina Aaron, PhD, at or 313-577-3341.

Admitted Pre-nursing Undergraduates

Admitted pre-nursing students academic advising is provided through the University Advising Center, 1600 David Adamany Undergraduate Library, Detroit, MI 48202. Pre-Nursing students can schedule an appointment online through STARS.