UDM offers additional programs at University Center

Healthy Times, Fall 2003

Photo: University Center at Macomb Community College.


The 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 Macomb area.”

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 Center.

“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 services.