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Western Michigan University Bronson School of Nursing
School: The WMU Bronson School of Nursing is a vibrant department that focuses on the scholarship of teaching, research, and service. In addition to the Director of the Bronson School of Nursing, over 23 full-time and 15 part-time faculty provide instruction and experiences for prelicensure (BSN), Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students. The total enrollment includes approximately 390 undergraduate students and a cohort of MSN students. Currently, the NCLEX pass rate ranges from 95.2-98.8 over the past 2 years. The WMU Bronson School of Nursing is granted full approval by the Michigan Board of Nursing. The undergraduate program was recently re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for 10 years and the master’s program was accredited for 5 years. The WMU Bronson School of Nursing is one of the few nursing schools to receive endorsement from the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation.
The College: The College of Health and Human Services is located in a new 195,000 square foot building with state-of-the-art teaching technologies and spacious research laboratories. The college enrolls over 2,200 students, with more than a third of those at the graduate level. In addition to WMU Bronson School of Nursing, the college includes programs in blindness and low vision studies, occupational therapy, physician assistant, social work, speech pathology and audiology, holistic health care, alcohol and drug abuse, interdisciplinary health services, and interdisciplinary health sciences. The college has received a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Education. The college also operates the Unified Clinics, a multidisciplinary service/training clinic.
Western Michigan University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.