Great Things at UDM

Great Things at the College of Health Professions

Graduate Outcomes

  • One hundred percent of UDM nursing graduates passed the licensing exam in winter 2012; nursing graduates had a 97.18 percent pass rate in spring 2012.
  • One hundred percent of UDM graduates passed the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate exam.
  • One hundred percent of nursing graduates passed the Clinical Nurse Leader certificate exam.
  • One hundred percent of nursing graduates have jobs upon graduation or are enrolled in graduate school. Employers report high satisfaction with our nursing graduates.
  • One hundred percent of UDM graduates from the Nurse Anesthesia program passed their December 2011 certification examination. The Nurse Anesthesia average first-attempt pass rate for the last 5 years (2007-2011) is 93.2%, which compares favorably to the national first-attempt pass rate of 89% during the same time period.
  • One hundred percent of UDM graduates from the Physician Assistant Program passed their 2011 certification exam. One hundred percent of graduates responding to a survey six months after graduation in 2011 were employed as a PA.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Ranks Nationally

University of Detroit Mercy's Nurse Anesthesia program has been ranked as the 11th best in the country, according to U.S.News and World Report "Best Graduate Schools 2012" rankings. The program has an outstanding national reputation both for its instruction as well as its clinical training

McAuley Health Center Locations Provide Primary Care

UDM’s McAuley Health Center services are now available in Detroit at:

  • Samaritan Center on the east side of Detroit
  • Schulze School in northwest Detroit
The locations allow MHC to nearly double the number of patients served annually, and to increase nursing students’ experiences in the city of Detroit. Last year, the centers provided care to approximately 2,800 patients.

Health Information Program Offered

University of Detroit Mercy has the only in-seat Health Information Management program in Southeast Michigan.

Nursing Professor Carla Groh Recognized

Professor of Nursing Carla Groh was inducted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing (ANA) at the Academy's annual meeting, Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. Selection for fellowship in the Academy, which is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research, is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing. 

McAuley Health Center Wins Grant

The McAuley Health Center was awarded a grant by the American Heart Association (AHA) for "Stepping into Health," a community-based project to provide exercise and nutrition classes to underinsured and uninsured women with or at risk for cardiovascular disease. Professor Carla Groh and Associate Professor Patricia Rouen of the McAuley School of Nursing are the co-project directors with Nurse Practitioner Elizabeth Nagle. As part of her scholarship, Doctor of Nursing Practice student Grace Jacek will participate in the project out of 172 AHA grant proposals submitted. Stepping into Health is one of only 29 projects that were funded.