University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions
launched two master’s degree programs this fall at University
Center, located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus
in Clinton Township.
Both programs – the Master of Science in Nursing with a major
in Health Systems Management and the Master of Science in Health
Services Administration – are designed for working adults
and can be completed within two years.
The Health Systems Management program was developed specifically
to equip registered nurses to lead and manage in today’s dynamic
health care environment, utilizing skills in such areas as program
development and evaluation, quality improvement, financial management,
case management and informatics. The Health Services Administration
graduate degree program prepares students for executive-level careers
in health care. The College also offers a Bachelor of Science in
Health Services Administration at University Center for students
interested in entry and middle-management positions or clinical
supervisory roles in health care.
“The shortage of nurses in this country also means there’s
a great need for capable leadership in health care,” says
Beth Anctil, assistant professor, Health Systems Management. “These
are very well-designed programs that help meet that need.”
UDM is the only university offering Health Services Administration
and Health Systems Management programs in the Macomb County area.
“By offering these courses at University Center, we’re
making them accessible to more students,” notes Julia Stocker,
assistant professor and coordinator of the Health Systems Management
program. “That’s important because it benefits not just
the students, but also employers, hospitals and patients in the
The College will offer its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Completion program at University Center next semester. UDM recently
hired a recruiter, Lynn Vitale, to promote its programs in Macomb.
In addition to College of Health Professions programs, the University
also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Administration at University
“Having a full-time recruiter will make a tremendous difference
in raising awareness of UDM programs at University Center,”
says Nancy Ann Surma, OSF, UDM associate vice president for academic