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College of Nursing

About The College

Welcome to the MSU College of Nursing!

The Michigan State University College of Nursing has been training the next generations of nurses since its founding as the Department of Nursing Education in 1950.

We believe in the power of research, practice and education to affect lasting change and to improve health outcomes in our communities. We do this through recruiting top faculty, staff and students and continuously staying at the forefront of changes in the profession. 

Learn more about our past and values below.


To transform the health of diverse individuals and communities by providing innovative educational opportunities, cutting edge research and increased access to high quality nursing practice.  


To lead in developing knowledge through research and clinical scholarship, creating positive change in healthcare outcomes locally, nationally and globally through excellence in nursing education, research and practice.  


  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Community Engagement
  • Accountability
  • Holistic/caring relationships
  • Collaboration/partnerships
  • Accessibility
  • Transformation
  • Compassion
  • Service