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Nurses make vital contributions to the country’s health care system, and every day Spartans make theirs by addressing the national nursing shortage, leading federally funded research, and practicing in community-based settings across Michigan and around the world.




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Researchers in MSU’s College of Nursing focus on some of the most pressing challenges facing individuals and the health care system, including creating interventions for chronic illnesses.

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One example,
nursing researchers are tackling childhood obesity as part of a multidisciplinary research team funded by a $4.7 million grant.

No.14 for National Institutes of Health funding to nursing schools in 2014




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In addition to highly ranked academic programs and research experiences, the College of Nursing is committed to providing opportunity and support to a diverse population of nursing students.

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The college’s ACCESS Program is an educational pipeline program to nursing for educationally and economically disadvantaged students.

RN to BSN Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Program initiated with Four community colleges.




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MSU nursing faculty, students, and alumni make a difference by partnering with health systems in communities across Michigan to improve health outcomes and advance nursing science.

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The College of Nursing is part of the MSU/Sparrow Health System Center for Innovation and Research partnership that works to deliver patient-centered, evidence-based best practices that improve the patient experience.

70 percent of alumni live and work in Michigan