Great Things at UDM
Great Things at the College of Health Professions
- 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 at three locations in Detroit:
- Samaritan Center on the east side of Detroit
- Schulze School in northwest Detroit
- Joy-Southfield Health and Education Center on the west side
Professor of Nursing Carla Groh is the co-recipient of the 2012 UDM Distinguished Faculty Award and Associate Professor of Nursing Molly McClelland received the 2012 Faculty Achievement Award.
PA Student Receives Mission Award
David Dumais, a 2012 PA graduate, received UDM’s Vivere ex Missione Award. The award is given to a graduating student for living out the University’s mission. Dumais was recognized for his leadership abilities and for his development of the Detroit Hand Washing Initiative at a local school.
Health Information Program Offered
University of Detroit Mercy has the only in-seat Health Information Management program in Southeast Michigan.
Nursing Professor Carl 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, which is anticipated to start in October. Out of 172 AHA grant proposals submitted, Stepping into Health is one of only 29 that were funded.