Great Things at UDM
Great Things at the College of Health Professions
UDM Receives Grant to Address Need for Health Care Providers
University of Detroit Mercy is one of three Michigan schools to receive nearly $700,000 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fill the health care employment gap in medically underserved areas. Grant money will be used to give tuition support to nurses enrolled in UDM’s family nurse practitioner (FNP) program, earning either a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Full-time students are eligible for the grant, allowing them to receive $22,000 in scholarship money for two years. It will also be available for part-time students in their final year, providing them up to $11,000 in scholarship money. Many students in the program who come from the surrounding tri-county area, especially Detroit, stay and help serve the local population.
Additional grants inlcude $19,233 (for FY 2015) in nurse anesthetist traineeship and $135,390 (for FY 2015) in support of the nurse faculty loan program.
The Health Information Management program has successfully completed the first phase of the CAHIIM accreditation process with positive feedback.
PA Class of 2014
The Physician Assistant Program’s class of 2014 was the largest graduating class (43 students) in the past 15 years.
New Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Curricula Approved
The Michigan Board of Nursing approved the newly revised BSN curricula, traditional and second degree, which addresses the competencies for professional practice, includng teamwork/collaboration, quality improvement, safety, informatics, evidence-based practice and pateint-centered care.
Nursing Students Experience Study Abroad
The McAuley School of Nursing debuted its first nursing learn abroad opportunity with students traveling to Dublin, Ireland, in May to immerse themselves in the Mercy tradition while spending time at the original House of Mercy, two hospitals and a school of nursing. Students learned about the life, work and history of Catherine McAuley, who founded the Sisters of Mercy. This experience emphasized the meaning of a Mercy-Jesuit, values-based education.