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Whether you’re studying to be a nurse, physician assistant or health care administrator, UDM’s faculty will help you learn the science of the health professions. They’ll also teach you the art of it. Check out our full list of faculty & staff.

indexHealth Professions FacultyCollege of Health Professions FacultyUDM, health professions, nursing, physicians assistant, faculty, masters, doctorsCHP Faculty/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/indexjanet-baiardiJanet BaiardiJanet Baiardi Associate Professor, Nursing; Chair, McAuley School of Nursing Degrees Nursing Diploma, Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit B.S.N., Nursing, Mercy College of Detroit M.S.N., Nursing, Wayne State University Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Wayne State University Specialty Certificate, Community Health Nursing /Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston College Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Michigan Teaches Graduate Nursing courses with an emphasis on Family Nurse Practitioner Janet Baiardi Associate Professor, Nursing; Chair, McAuley School of Nursing Degrees Nursing Diploma, Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit B.S.N., Nursing, Mercy College of Detroit M.S.N., Nursing, Wayne State University Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Wayne State University Specialty Certificate, Community Health Nursing /Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston College Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Michigan Teaches Graduate Nursing courses with an emphasis on Family Nurse Practitioner Janet Baiardi/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/janet-baiardiJanet BaiardiAssociate Professor, Nursing; Chair, McAuley School of NursingNursing Diploma, Mercy School of Nursing of DetroitB.S.N., Nursing, Mercy College of DetroitM.S.N., Nursing, Wayne State UniversityGraduate Certificate in Gerontology, Wayne State UniversitySpecialty Certificate, Community Health Nursing /Family Nurse Practitioner, Boston CollegePh.D., Nursing, Wayne State UniversityRuth L. Kirschstein National Research Service AwardPost Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of MichiganGraduate Nursing courses with an emphasis on Family Nurse Practitioner/Health Professions313-993-2443baiardijm@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/baiardi.jpgbaiardi.jpgbaiardi.jpgWhy you are going to love my classYou will enjoy the challenges of developing your expertise as an advanced practice nurse, and advancing in your career — whether you decide to teach, practice or become an administrator. It's great to see you create the person you always aspired to become.Great things for you at UDMOur classes are student-centered, and in these smaller classes, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop in areas you have identified. So you will work toward becoming skilled in those practice areas. We also spend a lot of time mentoring and partnering with you so you are very engaged with faculty, as well as with our alumni community.Great things in store after UDMYour career options as a Family Nurse Practitioner are excellent. With health care reform, we will see more patients who were previously uninsured, so there will be a growing need for more primary care providers. We won't have enough primary care physicians to meet that need, so there will be a significant role for the nurse practitioner in the future. You will have the ability to provide high quality nursing care within a context of social justice and commitment to the urban community.My favorite part about teaching youYour passion for nursing and to see you reach to become something new as a nurse practitioner.I may change your mindAbout how you think of yourself as a health professional. You will spend a lot of time learning, diagnosing and prescribing in order to become a provider, and through the process of becoming an advanced practice nurse, you actualize the role.
You might like to knowThat I am a twin. My fraternal sister also works in health care as a CT Technician, and sometimes I have her come speak to my classes.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/baiardi-small.jpgbaiardi-small.jpgbaiardi-small.jpgYou will enjoy the challenges of developing your expertise as an advanced practice nurse. It's great to see you create the person you always aspired to become.
Greg-BozimowskiGreg BozimowskiGreg Bozimowski Assistant Professor, Nurse Anesthesiology Degrees Diploma, Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing B.S., Nursing, Wayne State University M.S., Nurse Anesthesia, Mercy College of Detroit Teaches Pathophysiology of Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia Greg Bozimowski Assistant Professor, Nurse Anesthesiology Degrees Diploma, Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing B.S., Nursing, Wayne State University M.S., Nurse Anesthesia, Mercy College of Detroit Teaches Pathophysiology of Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia Greg Bozimowski/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Greg-BozimowskiGreg BozimowskiAssistant Professor, Nurse AnesthesiologyDiploma, Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School of NursingB.S., Nursing, Wayne State UniversityM.S., Nurse Anesthesia, Mercy College of DetroitPathophysiology of Nurse AnesthesiaPharmacologyProfessional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia/Health Professions 369313-993-2446bozimogm@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Bozimowski.jpgBozimowski.jpgBozimowski.jpgWhat makes my class a success

I can share with you several ways of looking at clinical problems, because I've worked as a nurse anesthesia manager and I've done freelance anesthesia and a lot of clinical anesthesia as well. I like to integrate various aspects of things I've learned and bring them to you in a sense that you might not get from everyone, because a lot of clinical faculty, for example, may have never looked at things from all those points of view.

You know the class has been a success when you walk out of the classroom having been challenged and having learned something for that day. Maybe you asked even more questions than you brought with you to the classroom. I like it when you get involved with me in discussion, which enhances your learning.

What I like about teaching students like you

Nursing Anesthesia students are very dedicated, and you understand the work that's ahead of you. There's an understanding that you come prepared. You know you're ready, I know you're ready to learn, and so we can hit the ground running and get started with the topics.

Students who come to UDM are here for an experience that's a little different from some of the other nursing anesthesia programs in the area. Students who come here want UDM's mission. They want the philosophy that I and my fellow Nurse Anesthesia faculty try to bring into it. So, the fact that you really want to be here makes teaching you that much better.

You might like to knowYou might like to know that I'm learning how to play guitar.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Bozimowski-sm.jpgBozimowski-sm.jpgBozimowski-sm.jpgWhether it's pharmacology, professional aspects, pathophysiology, we'll bring that all together so that what you are talking about is real-world experiences.
Amy-DereczykAmy DereczykAmy Dereczyk Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program Degrees B.S., Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Diagnostic and Therapeutics Amy Dereczyk Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program Degrees B.S., Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Diagnostic and Therapeutics Amy Dereczyk/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Amy-DereczykAmy DereczykAssistant Professor, Physician Assistant ProgramB.S., Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State UniversityM.S., Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit MercyDiagnostic and Therapeutics/Health Professions Facility313-993-1797dereczyk@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Dereczyk-lg.jpgDereczyk-lg.jpgWhy you are going to love my class

Because it's a hands-on class. You will get to do a whole lot of procedures—either on real people or on simulator manikins—so you will get a lot of experience.

And because I have eight years of experience in ER medicine and procedures, you know I have firsthand knowledge. I have been doing procedures for a long time, and that makes for a lot of questions and great interaction in class.

Great things for you at UDMYou will have the opportunity to do what you read about in the textbooks — on procedures or medicine or how to take a care of a certain kind of patient. In my class you will be able to do what you are reading about. And you will be using the new simulators that we just got in our new lab.Great things in store after UDM

Upon completing the PA Program, you will have developed a confidence in touching the patient and not being afraid to attempt a procedure.  You also will have a new level of professionalism, and hopefully, a willingness to give back to the program by precepting PA students because you had such wonderful preceptors.

UDM has a quality program that trains you to be a top-notch PA, and when you graduate, you will have several offers for great paying jobs.  People love to hire our graduates. We have great relationships with all the healthcare systems in southeastern Michigan, and when they know you graduated from UDM, they know you are good.

My favorite part about teaching youThat even though you are part of a diverse class, everyone gets along.  I appreciate that our students come from a variety of backgrounds.You might like to knowMy husband and I support and volunteer at a rural clinic in Ajalli, Nigeria, once or twice a year to provide medical care. We have volunteered for the past five years at the clinic, which serves nearly 3,000 people each visit — many of whom have never seen a physician or had healthcare in their lives.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Dereczyk-sm.jpgDereczyk-sm.jpgWhen you graduate, you will have several offers for great paying jobs.  People love to hire our graduates.
mike-doschMike DoschMike Dosch Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Degrees B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan Diploma in Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit M.S., Nurse Anesthesiology, Mercy College of Detroit Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Wayne State University Teaches Anesthesia Gas Machine Gas Anesthesia Mike Dosch Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Degrees B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan Diploma in Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing of Detroit M.S., Nurse Anesthesiology, Mercy College of Detroit Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Wayne State University Teaches Anesthesia Gas Machine Gas Anesthesia Mike Dosch/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/mike-doschMike DoschAssociate Professor, Nurse AnesthesiaB.A., Psychology, University of MichiganDiploma in Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing of DetroitM.S., Nurse Anesthesiology, Mercy College of DetroitPh.D., Instructional Technology, Wayne State UniversityAnesthesia Gas MachineGas Anesthesia/CHP 336313-993-2454doschmi@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Dosch.jpgDosch.jpgDosch.jpgWhy you are going to love my class

My classes are practical and pertinent to what you will be doing. I will know you by name and call on you so I understand what you know. I hand out objectives and make sure you understand and study the main points for the best test results.

It's also helpful that I practice each week at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. This gives me the chance to work with UDM students in the operating room and it gives you the chance to see that you're learning from someone who is current and capable in the field.

Great things for you at UDMWe are here for you and have your best interests at heart. Our faculty has a lot of experience and we take teaching very seriously. We have small classes and provide individual attention; we know you by name and treat you as adults.  We have high standards and enforce them, but we focus on making you successful in your studies.Great things in store after UDMYou will have wonderful career opportunities following graduation and your certification exam. All of our 2009 graduates had jobs within 30 days of graduation. But I hope you also have a sense of humility about what you do, so that every day, with every patient you encounter, you don’t take anything for granted.My favorite part about teaching youYour intellect, drive and curiosity. Plus, your sense of mission and values sets you apart.I may change your mindWorking with people is not like working with machines or equations. I hope you gain the mental flexibility to see that there is more than one way to do things, and that we are most successful when we adapt our nurse anesthetist care to the individual's needs.Our program is uniqueA sense of mission infuses our work.  Our students work in 21 community locations and volunteer eight hours in community settings. And every year, several students join a medical mission to provide medical treatment to patients in third-world countries.You might like to knowI sailed in my 15th Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race this summer. I also enjoy black and white photography, and have had my own dark room since college.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/dosch-small.jpgdosch-small.jpgdosch-small.jpgYou will have wonderful career opportunities... But I hope you also have a sense of humility, so that every day, with every patient, you don't take anything for granted.
lori-glennLori GlennLori Glenn Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S. Nursing, Mercy College of Detroit M.S. Nurse-Midwifery, University of Illinois at Chicago Teaches Pathophysiology Pharmacology Childbearing and Nursing Nurse Preceptorship Childbearing & Child-rearing Clinical Lori Glenn Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S. Nursing, Mercy College of Detroit M.S. Nurse-Midwifery, University of Illinois at Chicago Teaches Pathophysiology Pharmacology Childbearing and Nursing Nurse Preceptorship Childbearing & Child-rearing Clinical Lori Glenn/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/lori-glennLori GlennAssistant Professor, NursingB.S. Nursing, Mercy College of DetroitM.S. Nurse-Midwifery, University of Illinois at ChicagoPathophysiologyPharmacologyChildbearing and NursingNurse PreceptorshipChildbearing & Child-rearing Clinical/CHP313-993-1693glennla@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/glenn.jpgglenn.jpgglenn.jpgWhy you are going to love my classI have a lot of real-world experience to share with you, and I can translate the class material into real-world situations. I make your learning easier and more effective by using storytelling, technology, games and group work. I can help you put all these pieces of the puzzle together, so that as a nurse you can apply your knowledge to the nursing care of human beings.Great things for you at UDMYou should come to UDM to learn what it takes to be a great nurse. Plus, our faculty is really dedicated to teaching you, our students. For example, I have a tutoring group where I try to give you as much individual attention as I can. I am tough and challenging but nurturing and supportive, too. This combination is something that our nursing faculty members really do well. It’s what makes our program unique.I may change your mind

I may change your mind about your role as a nurse. Because my journey in nursing has been so rich, including working as a helicopter transport nurse, high-risk neonatal nurse, maternal-child nurse and nurse-midwife, you can see that nursing takes you to a lot of different places.

It's a great profession because there is so much you can do. We're on the brink of a revolution in nursing. Nurses are at the table now with healthcare reform. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to make the changes in how healthcare is provided to our patients. We can step up to the plate and do great things. I want you to be inspired to do that.

Great things in store after UDMMy goal is for you to apply your knowledge and experience to becoming a great nurse. As a great nurse, you will look at each patient as a whole person. You will not only affect your patients' lives, you affect your family's life, your fellow nurses, your staff, the community and the world. You really make a huge difference.My favorite parts about teaching you

I see you through the learning process where you evolve from a student to a student nurse to a nurse. It's great to see you grow and mature.

I learn so much from teaching. I can't give the same lecture every semester since nursing information changes all the time. I constantly have to review all the drugs and diseases to see what's new. And because of the Internet, you are very savvy, and often, you give me places to look for information. So you will teach me a lot.

You might like to know

That as a nursing midwife in private practice, I attended the birth of 600 babies.

Also, I used to weigh over 300 pounds, and several years ago I lost 130 pounds. Since I was inspired to take my health in hand, I have run in the Detroit Free Press Marathon twice. Maybe you can inspire someone to become healthier.

/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/glenn-small.jpgglenn-small.jpgglenn-small.jpgWe're on the brink of a revolution in nursing. We can step up to the plate and do great things. I want you to be inspired to do that.
carla-grohCarla GrohCarla Groh Professor of Nursing and Women's Studies Degrees Diploma in Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing B.S., Nursing, Wayne State University M.S., Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Wayne State University Ph.D., Nursing, University of Michigan Teaches Graduate research course, DNP programCarla Groh Professor of Nursing and Women's Studies Degrees Diploma in Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing B.S., Nursing, Wayne State University M.S., Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Wayne State University Ph.D., Nursing, University of Michigan Teaches Graduate research course, DNP programCarla Groh/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/carla-grohCarla GrohProfessor of Nursing and Women's StudiesDiploma in Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School of NursingB.S., Nursing, Wayne State UniversityM.S., Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Wayne State UniversityPh.D., Nursing, University of MichiganGraduate research course, DNP program/CHP 258313-993-2487grohcj@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Groh.jpgGroh.jpgGroh.jpgWhy you are going to love my classI try to make my classes as relevant as possible. I use current examples, such as viewing an episode of The Office in my Nurse Leadership class to evaluate management styles. Plus, I do a lot of group activities to keep you motivated to learn more.Great things for you at UDMAt UDM, we want to help you figure out what is the best fit for your skills and abilities, and to help you reach your potential, whatever that may be. We want to help you realize what you can do and the contributions you can make, so you stretch a little bit more and not settle for less.Great things in store after UDMI hope you will take away the ability to do research — to have a broader perspective, to overcome barriers and be persistent. You will use the research process all the time to make decisions.A successful classI know my class is successful when I can encourage you to talk and interact with other students and make suggestions to me, so you have ownership of the class.You might like to knowI am an avid cyclist. My goal is to take a transcontinental bike trip across the country. Also, I have eight grandchildren with whom I spend as much time as I can./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Groh-small.jpgGroh-small.jpgGroh-small.jpgWe want to help you realize what you can do and the contributions you can make, so you stretch a little bit more and not settle for less.rose-marie-higginsRose-Marie HigginsRose-Marie Higgins Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program Degrees B.A., English, Hope College Applied Associate of Science, Respiratory Therapy, Macomb Community College M.S., Physician Assistant, University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Coordinates clinical rotation for PA students (about 500 placements annually) Rose-Marie Higgins Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program Degrees B.A., English, Hope College Applied Associate of Science, Respiratory Therapy, Macomb Community College M.S., Physician Assistant, University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Coordinates clinical rotation for PA students (about 500 placements annually) Rose-Marie Higgins/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/rose-marie-higginsRose-Marie HigginsAssociate Professor, Physician Assistant Program B.A., English, Hope CollegeApplied Associate of Science, Respiratory Therapy, Macomb Community CollegeM.S., Physician Assistant, University of Detroit MercyCoordinates clinical rotation for PA students (about 500 placements annually)/Health Professions313-993-3288higginro@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/higgins.jpghiggins.jpghiggins.jpgWhy you are going to love my classAfter two years of classroom learning, you will begin clinical rotations and you start to make the connection. It's the "light bulb" moment. All the material you have been reading about, you now see in front of you. It's a validation of learning and retaining things and then applying them.Great things for you at UDMOur Physician Assistant Program is a good program with faculty who really want to do everything in their power to make you successful. The majority of our faculty have graduated from our program and have come back after years of clinical experience to teach you. We want what's best for you and your patients.
Great things in store after UDMThe career outlook for PAs is very good, particularly with health care reform. There will be a shortage of primary care physicians so there will be a growing need for PAs.
My favorite part about teaching youMy favorite part of teaching is the unexpected questions you ask that take me in a new direction.  I am always learning, too, no matter how well I think I know my subject.
One thing you will learnYou will get a real understanding that being a PA is a lifelong learning profession. What you learn at UDM is just the beginning. It doesn't stop once you earn your degree. Medicine is changing each day and you need to keep up with the literature. As a practitioner, you will learn from your patients; they will be your instructors.I may change your mindYou may come into the program with preconceived notions about health care or patient populations. But you will come to learn that we all have needs to get healthy and stay healthy. All patients need to know that someone cares and will take care of them. There is a commitment in the PA profession, and certainly in this program, to serve the underserved.
You might like to knowThat I want and appreciate the same things that you do. We are the same. Because I was a preceptor for the program before becoming a faculty member, I try to get you to relax and take advantage of the learning experience so you are not frightened or stressed by it.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/higgins-small.jpghiggins-small.jpghiggins-small.jpgAfter two years of PA classes, you will begin clinical rotations and you start to make the connection. It's the 'light bulb' moment.
mary-kelly-rsmMary Kelly, RSMMary Kelly, RSM Associate Professor, Health Services Administration Degrees B.A., Mercy College of Detroit M.B.A., Michigan State University Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy, University of Michigan Teaches Health Care Management graduate coursesMary Kelly, RSM Associate Professor, Health Services Administration Degrees B.A., Mercy College of Detroit M.B.A., Michigan State University Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy, University of Michigan Teaches Health Care Management graduate coursesMary Kelly, RSM/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/mary-kelly-rsmMary Kelly, RSMAssociate Professor, Health Services AdministrationB.A., Mercy College of DetroitM.B.A., Michigan State UniversityDoctor of Public Health in Health Policy, University of MichiganHealth Care Management graduate courses/Health Professions 359313-993-3292kellyml@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Kelly.jpgKelly.jpgMeet Mary Kelly, RSMClick the video above to hear Sr. Mary Kelly talk about health care and health care administration programs at UDM.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Kelly-small.jpgKelly-small.jpgLearn what you need to know, take it into a field, and really make health care delivery better, because of what you've learned here.
John-KniselyJohn KniselyJohn Knisely Clinical Track Assistant Professor of Nursing Degrees B.A., Psychology, Oakland University A.D., Nursing, Oakland Community College M.S., Adult Psychiatric Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches Med/Surg Nursing Psychiatric/ Mental Health NursingJohn Knisely Clinical Track Assistant Professor of Nursing Degrees B.A., Psychology, Oakland University A.D., Nursing, Oakland Community College M.S., Adult Psychiatric Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches Med/Surg Nursing Psychiatric/ Mental Health NursingJohn Knisely/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/John-KniselyJohn KniselyClinical Track Assistant Professor of NursingB.A., Psychology, Oakland UniversityA.D., Nursing, Oakland Community CollegeM.S., Adult Psychiatric Nursing, Wayne State UniversityMed/Surg NursingPsychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing/Health Professions 368313-993-1271kniselje@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Knisely-lg.jpgKnisely-lg.jpgKnisely-lg.jpgWhy you are going to love my class

Because you will feel relieved and surprised that your preconceived notions about certain patient populations are not borne out.

Plus, because of my background in behavioral mental health and as a psychotherapist, I can share real-life experiences about different patient populations and diagnoses, which makes the information a little more grounded.

Great things for you at UDMWhen it comes to the practice of nursing, you need to be engaged in the assessment and treatment of the whole person, not just what particular medical diagnosis is presenting. I want to help you reach your potential and I will do whatever I can to help you be successful.Great things in store after UDMBecoming a nurse means you are taking on a lot of obligations and responsibilities in our society. That can be challenging, but also profoundly rewarding.My favorite part about teaching youFielding your questions. There are no dumb questions. You can always feel free to share your perspective, whether in agreement with me or not, so we have an exchange around differing ideas. I also like your enthusiasm; it recharges me.I might change your mind

I hope you will not leave my classes holding onto that "us vs. them" mentality — as though people with psychiatric disorders are some different creatures. Every one of us has a potential for being effective or ineffective in our life.

We all struggle, we all have differences and we need help in profound ways in terms of feelings and how we perceive reality. There isn't a dichotomy; some people just have more trouble than others.

You might like to knowAlthough I consider myself knowledgeable in quite a lot of areas, I have the same flaws a lot of people do. I want you to know you can come to me at any time with anything and get an understanding ear.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Knisely-sm.jpgKnisely-sm.jpgKnisely-sm.jpgBecoming a nurse means you are taking on a lot of obligations and responsibilities in our society. That can be challenging, but also profoundly rewarding.
Sharon-MoserSharon MoserSharon S. Moser Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program Degrees B.A., Sociology, Bloomfield College, NJ Master's, Sociology, American University Master's, Educational Psychology, Wayne State Master's, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Clinical Medicine I, II, III Sharon S. Moser Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program Degrees B.A., Sociology, Bloomfield College, NJ Master's, Sociology, American University Master's, Educational Psychology, Wayne State Master's, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Clinical Medicine I, II, III Sharon Moser/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Sharon-MoserSharon S. MoserAssociate Professor, Physician Assistant ProgramB.A., Sociology, Bloomfield College, NJMaster's, Sociology, American UniversityMaster's, Educational Psychology, Wayne StateMaster's, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Detroit MercyClinical Medicine I, II, III/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/cv-pdf/moser.pdfmoser.pdfHealth Professions 231313-993-1674moserss@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-SharonMoser-lrg.jpgUDM-SharonMoser-lrg.jpgUDM-SharonMoser-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classI teach you the bread and butter of medicine. You’ll memorize a thick textbook of information, but you’ll learn how to manipulate it for actual application. This is hard-core training for the profession.Great things for you at UDMYou’ll get the critical thinking skills, knowledge and preparation you need for the national board certification exams. Right now we have a 100% pass rate.Great things in store after UDMAll hospitals are thrilled to take our students because we’re the #1 PA program in the state. You’re actually sought after for employment. So expect 2—4 lucrative offers when you graduate.“We want great things for you” meansWe demand excellence of you and for you. But UDM students want a degree worthy of the reputation and the serious skills to go with it.My favorite part about teaching you isHow much I learn from your diverse backgrounds and prior experience. I’ll ask “has anyone seen this?” and I’ll get illustrative examples, lively stories and dynamic case studies.No other professor can say to youI have a competition license to race Porsche Carerras on the track./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-SharonMoser-sm.jpgUDM-SharonMoser-sm.jpgUDM-SharonMoser-sm.jpgUDM is the #1 PA program in the state. So hospitals actually seek out our graduates for employment.Sr.-Judy-MouchSr. Judy Mouch, RSMJudith Mouch, RSM Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.N., University of Cincinnati M.S.N., Wayne State University Teaches Community Health Nursing Judith Mouch, RSM Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.N., University of Cincinnati M.S.N., Wayne State University Teaches Community Health Nursing Sr. Judy Mouch, RSM/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Sr.-Judy-MouchJudith Mouch, RSMAssistant Professor, NursingB.N., University of CincinnatiM.S.N., Wayne State UniversityCommunity Health Nursing/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/cv-pdf/mouch.pdfmouch.pdfHealth Professions 325313-993-1677mouchj1@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-SrJudyMouch-lrg.jpgUDM-SrJudyMouch-lrg.jpgUDM-SrJudyMouch-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classBecause you’re going to learn that to be a good nurse you need to know about where the clients live and their life experiences. In community health you’re working with people in their own environment.Great things for you at UDMYou’ll take away an appreciation for the opportunities and challenges of working in a diverse population. And you’ll come away with a sense of how important your role as an advocate is.Great things in store after UDMAfter you finish our program, you’ll have people knocking on your door.My favorite part about teaching you isHelping you see that health care takes place in other places than the hospital. Health promotion is a much bigger challenge than trying to take care of someone who’s already sick.You might like to knowI headed up a program on migrant health in the Midwest for the Department of Health and Human Services.No other professor can say to youI nursed in the projects of New Orleans and in the villages outside Bangalore, India./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-SrJudyMouch-sm.jpgUDM-SrJudyMouch-sm.jpgUDM-SrJudyMouch-sm.jpgYou’re going to come away with a sense of how important your role as an advocate is.Pat-RouenPatricia RouenPatricia A. Rouen Associate Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S.N., University of Michigan M.S.N., Oakland University Post Master’s certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, Oakland University Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan Teaches Physical Exam and Advanced Health Assessment Chronic Illness Leadership, Management, and Business Practices for the Nurse PractitionePatricia A. Rouen Associate Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S.N., University of Michigan M.S.N., Oakland University Post Master’s certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, Oakland University Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan Teaches Physical Exam and Advanced Health Assessment Chronic Illness Leadership, Management, and Business Practices for the Nurse PractitionePatricia Rouen/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Pat-RouenPatricia A. RouenAssociate Professor, NursingB.S.N., University of MichiganM.S.N., Oakland UniversityPost Master’s certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, Oakland UniversityPh.D. candidate, University of MichiganPhysical Exam and Advanced Health AssessmentChronic IllnessLeadership, Management, and Business Practices for the Nurse Practitioner/Health Professions 222313.993.1739rouenpa@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-PatriciaRouen-lrg.jpgUDM-PatriciaRouen-lrg.jpgUDM-PatriciaRouen-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classBecause when you’re done, I’ll ask you to look back to the first week of class and see how much you’ve grown. You’ll have become the person you want to be. And I’ll have had the joy of watching you grow.Great things for you at UDMOur FNP program is rigorous and you'll work hard.  But we always find something to laugh about, as a group. You’ll become a family to one another. We always have a celebration at the end of year to welcome graduates to the professional world.Great things in store after UDMYou’ll be a competent, caring, reflective healthcare provider, delivering advanced nursing services to patients and families.My favorite part about teaching you isSeeing that spark inside you that brought you to us. Not everybody steps up to be a nurse practitioner. If you do, it’s because you’re motivated to know more, do more, contribute more.You might like to knowI am working on a groundbreaking study that looks at menopause symptoms in women with diabetes.No other professor can say to youMy great great aunt was a mad hatter. Literally./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-PatriciaRouen-sm.jpgUDM-PatriciaRouen-sm.jpgUDM-PatriciaRouen-sm.jpgWhen you’re done, I’ll ask you to look back to the first week of class and see how much you’ve grown.Mitzi-SaundersMitzi SaundersMitzi M. Saunders Associate Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S.N., University of Kansas M.S.N., Adult Health, Oakland University Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches Health Assessment Physical Assessment for the APN Health Restoration in Adults Adults Health CNS I and II Mitzi M. Saunders Associate Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S.N., University of Kansas M.S.N., Adult Health, Oakland University Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches Health Assessment Physical Assessment for the APN Health Restoration in Adults Adults Health CNS I and II Mitzi Saunders/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Mitzi-SaundersMitzi M. SaundersAssociate Professor, NursingB.S.N., University of KansasM.S.N., Adult Health, Oakland UniversityPh.D., Nursing, Wayne State UniversityHealth AssessmentPhysical Assessment for the APNHealth Restoration in AdultsAdults Health CNS I and II/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/cv-pdf/MitziSaunders_CV.pdfMitziSaunders_CV.pdfMitziSaunders_CV.pdfHealth Professions 324313-993-1767saundemm@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-MitziSaunders-lrg.jpgUDM-MitziSaunders-lrg.jpgUDM-MitziSaunders-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classI teach the complex medical side of nursing — the real meat and potatoes. It's a lot of information to cover, so I organize it before class even rolls out so it's manageable. And you'll know what's expected on a weekly basis to achieve high marks.Great things for you at UDMTechnology is well supported at UDM. Nowadays, most classes have an online component. We also have mannequins that simulate human symptoms — including lifelike wheezing sounds — for health assessments. We get whatever we need to enhance the courses.“We want great things for you” meansWe understand student needs come first. It's not about us, the faculty. Although we're engaged in research and projects, our focus on a daily basis is teaching students.My favorite part about teaching you isYour eagerness to learn. But I guess that's the nature of this practice. In nursing, you need to be spot-on with medical knowledge. You can't wing it because it's life and death.You might also like to knowI am currently developing, teaching and mentoring our first group of Clinical Nurse Specialist students to be advanced practice nurses.No other professor can say to youMy garden features a pond with nine goldfish — which hibernate in the frozen water during the winter./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-MitziSaunders-sm.jpgUDM-MitziSaunders-sm.jpgUDM-MitziSaunders-sm.jpgIn nursing, you need to be spot-on with medical knowledge. You can't wing it because it's life and death.carmen-stokesCarmen StokesCarmen Stokes Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S.N., Wayne State University M.S.N.-Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Detroit Mercy Doctorate in Educational Studies (In Progress), Eastern Michigan University Teaches Professional Issues in Nursing Fundamentals in Nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing I Community NursingCarmen Stokes Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S.N., Wayne State University M.S.N.-Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Detroit Mercy Doctorate in Educational Studies (In Progress), Eastern Michigan University Teaches Professional Issues in Nursing Fundamentals in Nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing I Community NursingCarmen Stokes/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/carmen-stokesCarmen StokesAssistant Professor, NursingB.S.N., Wayne State UniversityM.S.N.-Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Detroit MercyDoctorate in Educational Studies (In Progress), Eastern Michigan UniversityProfessional Issues in NursingFundamentals in NursingMedical-Surgical Nursing ICommunity Nursing/Health Professions 429stokesla@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Stokes.jpgStokes.jpgMeet Carmen StokesPlay the video to hear Carmen Stokes discuss the benefits of exploring the foundations of nursing at UDM.
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Nutrena-TateNutrena TateNutrena Tate Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S., Nursing, University of Michigan M.S., Parent Child Nursing, University of Michigan Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches Health Assessment for Nurses Pathophysiology for Nurses Pediatric Nursing Self-Awareness for Nurses Nutrena Tate Assistant Professor, Nursing Degrees B.S., Nursing, University of Michigan M.S., Parent Child Nursing, University of Michigan Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches Health Assessment for Nurses Pathophysiology for Nurses Pediatric Nursing Self-Awareness for Nurses Nutrena Tate/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Nutrena-TateNutrena TateAssistant Professor, NursingB.S., Nursing, University of MichiganM.S., Parent Child Nursing, University of MichiganPh.D., Nursing, Wayne State UniversityHealth Assessment for NursesPathophysiology for NursesPediatric NursingSelf-Awareness for Nurses/Health Professions 425313-993-1786tatenu@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Tate.jpgTate.jpgTate.jpgGreat things for you at UDM

We want for you, as a student, to push yourself more than you have ever pushed, to dig deep within yourself when it comes to learning how to learn and knowing how to apply that — not only as a student, not only as a nurse, but as a productive member of society as your life goes on.

I will be available to youIf you have a problem or questions or concerns, I am always available throughout my office hours and via e-mail. I also have cell phone appointments, and have even met students at coffee shops to discuss issues or problems. Or, if you just want to get advice on how your courses are going or how to be successful within the Nursing program, I am always here for you.My favorite part about teaching youMy favorite part about teaching students like you is seeing when you really understand something, or you've been able to connect the dots from what I am telling you in lecture and what you've read in the book to how you can apply that to practice as a nurse.Why UDM?You should come to UDM if you want to study and learn about yourself and be educated within an urban context. If you want to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and as a person in whole, you should come to UDM.You might like to knowYou might like to know that although I'm very professional and very task-oriented, I am a reality show junkie. I love to watch anything that is on TV about reality issues, to the point where I make sure that my DVR is ready when they come on.
/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/Tate-sm.jpgTate-sm.jpgTate-sm.jpgThe reputation of University of Detroit Mercy, especially within nursing, holds its own within the hospital setting.
Robi-ThomasRobi ThomasRoberta (Robi) Thomas Associate Professor, Nursing; Chair, Grand Rapids campus Degrees B.S., Education, Central Michigan University M.S., Education, North Texas State University B.S., Nursing, Texas Woman’s University M.S., Nursing, Rush University Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches End of Life Issues Med/Surg TheoryRoberta (Robi) Thomas Associate Professor, Nursing; Chair, Grand Rapids campus Degrees B.S., Education, Central Michigan University M.S., Education, North Texas State University B.S., Nursing, Texas Woman’s University M.S., Nursing, Rush University Ph.D., Nursing, Wayne State University Teaches End of Life Issues Med/Surg TheoryRobi Thomas/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Robi-ThomasRoberta (Robi) ThomasAssociate Professor, NursingB.S., Education, Central Michigan UniversityM.S., Education, North Texas State UniversityB.S., Nursing, Texas Woman’s UniversityM.S., Nursing, Rush UniversityPh.D., Nursing, Wayne State UniversityEnd of Life IssuesMed/Surg Theory/Albertus 101, Aquinas College616-685-1421thomasrl@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/ThomasR-lg.jpgThomasR-lg.jpgThomasR-lg.jpgWhy you are going to love my classBecause you can always ask me questions. If I don't have the answers, I'll tell you so and then get the answers. Plus, I will challenge you to learn more and not accept the status quo.Great things for you at UDMYou will see a huge change in yourself from the beginning to the end of the Med/Surg course. You will gain a lot of confidence, when you put all the pieces together in caring for patients.Great things in store after UDMOne thing I hope you will take with you is to never go into a patient's room unprepared.My favorite part about teaching you

Seeing you start out as a freshman, and then watching you grow, incorporating everything you experience at UDM into who you are when you graduate.

You will utilize your gifts, skills and talents to become not only a wonderful nurse, but also a wonderful human being. It's a real gift to watch and be a part of it.

You might like to knowYou will hear lots of stories about Hank, my 90-pound lab retriever. And also I'm a huge reader; it's my escape. I especially love mysteries.
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Mary-WhiteMary WhiteMary White Associate Professor, Nursing Degrees R.N., Macomb Community College B.S.N., University of Detroit Mercy M.S.N., University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Advanced Medical-Surgery Nursing Advanced Pathophysiology Mary White Associate Professor, Nursing Degrees R.N., Macomb Community College B.S.N., University of Detroit Mercy M.S.N., University of Detroit Mercy Teaches Advanced Medical-Surgery Nursing Advanced Pathophysiology Mary White/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/Mary-WhiteMary WhiteAssociate Professor, NursingR.N., Macomb Community CollegeB.S.N., University of Detroit MercyM.S.N., University of Detroit MercyAdvanced Medical-Surgery NursingAdvanced Pathophysiology/www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/cv-pdf/white.pdfwhite.pdfHealth Professions 356313-993-2482whiteml@udmercy.eduCollege of Health Professionshttp://healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/http:///www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-MaryWhite-lrg.jpgUDM-MaryWhite-lrg.jpgUDM-MaryWhite-lrg.jpgWhy you’re going to love my classIt’s going to make all your other classes a little bit easier! You’ll feel that you studied, you struggled and you succeeded. You’ll really feel a sense of accomplishment. And if you get stuck, I’m here.Great things for you at UDMYou’ll see how the science of nursing and the art of nursing come together and can actually make the best outcome for patients.Great things in store after UDMUDM grads are very much sought after. I’m in the clinic all the time, and our students are very highly regarded in all of the major hospitals. They look for UDM grads to hire. So you will have several jobs to choose from.“We want great things for you” meansWe take our students very seriously. We know them, we know their lives, we know their families, we know everything about them that they want to share with us. So we’ll know you as a student but also as a person./www.udmercy.edu/about/meet_faculty/chp/images/UDM-MaryWhite-sm.jpgUDM-MaryWhite-sm.jpgUDM-MaryWhite-sm.jpgYou’ll see how the science of nursing and the art of nursing come together.
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