January 2017
What makes a Spartan a Spartan?

The relentless drive to turn question marks into exclamation points. Believing that we are strong as one but extraordinary together. And it’s our impact that matters most. What makes a Spartan is what’s inside. The commitment to something bigger. Because the world never stops asking: Who Will? Spartans Will.

Watch MSU's newest commercial featuring nursing student, Roberta Dankyi. She is passionate about making healthcare accessible to underserved women and children in Africa. She is a force for good, founding the Bridge to Health Initiative - a foundation that seeks to educate the average Ghanaian citizen by equipping them with basic health information.


Human Trafficking: A Call to Action for Nurses

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center there are 27 million victims of human trafficking across the world. In fact, both types of human trafficking- sex and labor- occur in Michigan on a daily basis. Coming soon, the College of Nursing will launch an online training module with continuing nursing education to satisfy the requirement for re-licensure.

Flint: A Year of Reflection

The Flint Water Crisis is far from over. As we provide ongoing health fairs in the community, we uncover new health concerns; injuries from carrying heavy water, lack of knowledge about home filter maintenance, and communities that still do not know about free health services available to them. Rhonda Conner-Warren reflects upon the health screenings provided to Flint families. Through the care we have provided, we detected 1-3 high lead levels in adults and children for every 30-65 people tested.

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Spartan Nurse Monthly:
Antibiotics: The Good the bad and the Ugly

It is currently cold and flu season and the primary care offices, urgent care and emergency rooms are flooded with people feeling miserable and wanting to feel better quickly. Often antibiotics are requested thinking that this will speed the process. Wanting to expedite this healing process is understandable but viruses are not cured with antibiotics. Viruses are the most common cause of sore throat, sinus infection, ear infection, and bronchitis. Although there are appropriate uses for antibiotics, over time we have over used them and now are experiencing the devastating effects from this overuse.

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Mind Over Matter: Q & A with Angel Lundy

A measure of one’s success can be found in the number of obstacles they must overcome in order to accomplish their goals. After working for 17 years as a phlebotomist, RN to BSN student Angel Lundy wants to empower the woman who thinks she can't do it. “I used to think the same thing, but I vowed to show my daughters that they "can" do anything they want, no matter their circumstances."

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Katherine Dontje



Elected to the Michigan Primary Care Consortium Board of Directors for a second term

Gayle Lourens



Appointed as the new Director of Nurse Anesthesia Program

Ann Sheehan



Appointed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s Public Health Advisory Commission

Mary Smania



Appointed to the Lansing Latino Health Alliance Board of Directors

Anne Thomas



Appointed as the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Eric Vachon

PhD Student


Selected for Sigma Theta Tau’s Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship Poster Program


Spring Open House

February 7
Join the College of Nursing for an open house to learn more about all of our programs: DNP, PhD, MSN (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nurse Anesthesia), and BSN (Traditional, RN to BSN completion, and Accelerated Second Degree).

High School
Information Days

Prospective MSU students currently in high school are invited to meet with the program advisor to learn more about the program, admission prerequisites, application, and admissions processes.
February 17
March 17
April 21

The Footsteps of
Florence Nightingale

May 8 – 14
Experience the sights and sounds of London while walking in the footsteps of the healthcare pioneer and founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.


Accelerate your
Nursing Career

Thrive in an academic community where values of hard work and creative productivity produce outcomes that strengthen the health of the community. The MSU College of Nursing is a leader in creating positive change in healthcare outcomes locally, nationally, and globally through excellence in nursing education, research, and practice. Explore our open positions:

Associate Dean for Research

Associate Dean for Community Engagement
and Public Service

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Assistant/Associate Professor - Tenure System

Associate/Full Professor - Tenure System


Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Assistant Professor Health Programs

Nurse Practitioner Assistant Professor Health Programs

Temporary Staffing Employment Opportunities

We launched a College of Nursing YouTube channel
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