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Michigan State University 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.

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Founded in 1950, the Michigan State University College of Nursing offers three undergraduate programs, as well as advanced practice RN degrees for aspiring nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists and nurse scientists (PhD). Of the more than 7,100 living alumni, 85 percent of graduates practice in Michigan. Learn more about the college at nursing.msu.edu.



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Clinical Nurse Specialist: All online

Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialists advance the quality of care by leading practice change innovations, integrating evidence-based practice guidelines, and collaborating across disciplines to improve patient outcomes and achieve sustainable healthcare outcomes. This exclusively online specialty program, offered at the certificate, MSN and DNP levels, prepares graduate nurses who are clin...[more]

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Nurse Anesthesiology

The Nurse Anesthesiology DNP curriculum prepares nurses for advanced practice with the knowledge and skills to deliver safe and effective anesthesia care and assume leadership roles in the practice setting. Certified register nurse anesthetists (CRNA) administer approximately 27 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year. In addition, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia providers in...[more]

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Nurse Practitioner: Family, Adult Gero and Psychiatric Mental Health

The MSU College of Nursing Nurse Pactitioner MSN and DNP programs are designed to prepare nurses who have the leadership skills and clinical expertise necessary to deliver primary and acute care and improve health outcomes in community settings. The programs prepare nurses to function interdependently with other health care providers to provide primary care. They assess the physical, socio-e...[more]

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PhD Program

The PhD program at the MSU College of Nursing is for those nurses who wish to become scientists while advancing their career — and the profession — through research and evidence-based nursing practice. The college, specifically, focuses on two areas of research: Symptom science development for self-management of chronic conditions This includes how to reduce symptoms and promote sel...[more]

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RN to BSN Program

The MSU College of Nursing is excited to announce a newly-revised RN to BSN program! Designed for the working professional, this flexible program is delivered fully online, with arranged minimal practice experiences close to home. Once admitted, students are able to complete the RN to BSN program in as little as four semesters. RN to BSN Community College Partnership Program: Michigan State U...[more]


Clinical Nurse Specialist Program

Learn more about MSU's all-online Clinical Nurse Specialist program.

PhD Program

Become a nurse scientist; enroll in MSU's PhD program today!

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Learn more about our Family Nurse Practitioner program at Michigan State University.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Learn more about the MSU College of Nursing's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MSN and DNP program from director Dr. Dawn Goldstein.

Nurse Anesthesiology Program

In this episode of our student newscast, Spartan Pulse, we look into the college's Nurse Anesthesiology program.

Virtual Tour of MSU College of Nursing

Take a virtual tour of all the spaces at the Michigan State University College of Nursing.

I'm a Spartan Nurse.

Hear what separates Spartan Nurses from the pack, straight from the mouths of our students and alumni.

MSU College of Nursing students volunteer at COVID-19 vaccination site

In early 2021, students from the MSU College of Nursing volunteered at a local COVID-19 vaccination clinic.


  • MSU College of Nursing Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner faculty and a student.
  • BSN students and an MSU College of Nursing faculty member in a simulation lab.
  • A BSN student and an MSU College of Nursing faculty member in a simulation lab.
  • Two BSN students practice on each other in a lab.
  • Four BSN students wearing face masks and face covers sit at desks in a classroom setting and look at papers.
  • A clinical nurse specialist wearing a mask, a white coat and scrubs points to a computer screen that two other people look at.
  • A BSN student hands paperwork to a person in a vehicle who will receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose.
  • An aerial photo of the Bott Building for Nursing Education & Research on MSU's campus.
  • A family nurse practitioner faculty member and student.
  • A Nurse Anesthesiology faculty member and student in a simulation lab.
  • An MSU College of Nursing researcher works with a Ph.D student.
  • An MSU College of Nursing faculty member and students pose at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
  • A Nurse Anesthesiology student wearing scrubs and a face mask practices on a mannequin in a simulation lab.
  • A student wearing a face mask and scrubs stands in front of an elevator with the words: "Who will transform healthcare delivery?" printed on it.
  • The back of a student's sweatshirt, which reads: Spartan Nurses Will.
  • An aerial photo of MSU's campus, which shows Beaumont Tower and the leaves beginning to change from green to orange, yellow and red.
  • Trees covered in snow and ice over a bridge that leads to Spartan Stadium.
  • The Spartan Statue in front of trees beginning to flower in the spring.
  • Fountains outside of MSU's main library on a summer day.