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The AACN's Call for Liberty and Justice for All states that we "must rally against pervasive inequities in society and move forward with empathy, inclusiveness, and collective action."

We at the Bronson School of Nursing hear this call to rally and are committed to fighting racial injustice. We recognize that we have failed to stand up and stand with our students of color, and we are committed to the fight against systemic racism. We are taking initiatives to better our understanding and recognize where we have ignored our call to collective action. We will actively pursue change within ourselves, our department and our community by being open to and learning from our students and communities of color. We will not stop until we have created a safe environment for our students, free of pervasive inequities.

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By focusing on current and emerging knowledge, skill and practice, we help our students be highly effective and competitive in the nursing field. You will be ready for today's nursing workplace thanks to many interprofessional activities with other College of Health and Human Services disciplines and our state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.


Our programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the school 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 here at WMU.

Empower Success Program

The Empowering Nursing Students for Success project supports students from underrepresented groups and from educationally and financially disadvantaged populations, pairing them with faculty mentors and student navigators to help shepherd them through the Bronson School of Nursing program. Learn more by clicking below or make a donation to support this important program.

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Membership in the Upsilon Epsilon Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing allows you to experience leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people.

News and Announcements


December 2020 graduation ceremony

Watch the ceremony on YouTube

April 2020 graduation ceremony

The class that graduated in April 2020 was not able to have their Pinning/Hooding Ceremony in person due to the pandemic. BSON students, faculty and staff put together a virtual ceremony. Watch it here.


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Employment opportunities

Western Michigan University and the Bronson School of Nursing is experiencing a hiring freeze for all positions!