UDM expands programs at Macomb

Healthy Times,
Summer 2003

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The University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions will offer three additional programs at the University Center at Macomb Community College this fall.

Macomb University Center"We are very excited about expanding our presence in Macomb County. There is a huge population of health care professionals who live and work there," says Suzanne Mellon, dean of the College of Health Professions. "Those who want to continue their education will have more choices, and those choices will be more convenient."

New to UDM’s Macomb schedule will be its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Completion program, the Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Health Systems Management program, and the Master of Science in Health Services Administration. UDM already offers an undergraduate degree in Health Services Administration at the University Center.

"These are all programs designed for working adults who want to complete their degrees in a reasonable amount of time," says Mellon.

The BSN Completion program was developed specifically for registered nurses. Its curriculum is built on the knowledge and experience these students already have as practicing professionals. The 42-credit program includes case management, nursing informatics, advanced health assessment for the RN, applied evidence-based nursing research and global and aggregate health issues.

The Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Health Systems Management is designed to teach the skills necessary to plan, design, manage and evaluate health care programs, interventions and resources within a variety of health care settings. Its 34-credit curriculum encompasses quality planning and management, financial management, strategic leadership, project planning informatics, and core health systems management theory processes and outcomes.

The Master’s program in Health Services Administration provides health care professionals with a program entirely focused on the application of management theory to health care settings. The program develops advanced competencies in health care management and research techniques as well as expanding current knowledge of the health care delivery system, health law, program planning and evaluation, and health care policy issues.

"The Health Systems Management and Health Services Administration degrees are unique," notes Mellon. "We’re the only university offering these types of programs in Macomb County."

The University Center is located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township. For more information on UDM’s University Center programs, call (586) 263-6232 or (800) 635-5020.