• Nurses in the lab with Sim Baby

    High tech learning

    Our labs are set up just like local hospitals, and we have the latest teaching technology.

  • Nursing students in full protective gear

    Holistic admissions

    The Bronson School of Nursing (BSON) is committed to building and sustaining a diverse academic community of faculty, staff and students.

  • Virtual reality

    Virtual Reality

    Enhancing your classroom experience with the latest technology

  • Students in meditation

    Holistic certification

    Endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation, the credentialing body for holistic nursing


By focusing on current and emerging knowledge, skills and practice, you'll become effective and competitive in the nursing field. You will be ready for today's nursing workplace thanks to many interprofessional learning activities with other disciplines in the College of Health and Human Services and with our classrooms and labs that feature the latest teaching technology.

Our bachelor's degree is one of only a few to receive endorsement from the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation. That assures that you'll receive a quality nursing education with a unique perspective on the whole patient here at WMU.

Click here for program accreditation information.

BSON Celebrates 30 Years

Join us this fall to celebrate 30 years of nursing education at Western Michigan University. Alumni are invited to brunch in the College of Health and Human Services building on Oct. 5.

Wellness focused

The WMU Bronson School of Nursing is proud to be a Holistically Endorsed School since 2001. Our nursing program is one of nine departments within the College of Health and Human Services that share a common emphasis on holistic practice education. The mission and philosophy of CHHS and the University support and are congruent with our holistic-centered curriculum.

Students at a mindful meditation session during finals week.

Student success rates

First-time NCLEX pass rate


  • 93%* June 2024

    National avg: pending

  • 85% 2023

    National avg: 88%

  • 81% 2022

    National avg: 79%

Graduation rate


  • 94% 2020-2023

  • 95% 2019-22

  • 97% 2018-21

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Our BSN program features small class sizes, many clinical experiences and interprofessional learning with some of the other disciplines in the College of Health and Human Services, like physical therapists and occupational therapists. Learn beside the people you'll be working with after graduation.

simulation event

RN to BSN Program

validation day

Being a nurse is already hard. Our online RN-BSN program is designed to make getting your BSN just a little bit easier for working nurses. Our flexible curriculum and online classes are just the beginning.

Master of Science in Nursing

The online MSN program at the Bronson School of Nursing is designed specifically for RNs who want to expand their knowledge and expertise. Our graduates are leaders in promoting health care in individuals and communities.

nursing assembly day

News and Media

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    MSN: Nurse Educator Concentration

    Learn about the nurse educator concentration in our MSN program.

  • Video of Faculty Feature - Dr. Elissa Allen - Nursing

    #FacultyFeature Dr. Elissa Allen

    Learn more about WMU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Dr. Elissa Allen.