Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

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The College of Health Professions, in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions, prepares professionals to lead individuals, families and communities to optimal health and well-being. In order to become health care professionals, students need a strong foundation in the liberal arts and an integration of these courses throughout the curriculum. It is through the integration of health professional knowledge, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning with the arts, sciences, and humanities that the culturally-competent health care professional will be educated. The Vision for the College is that we will be recognized as an urban center of academic excellence, distinguished by community partnerships and graduates who lead, serve, and promote health and social justice.

Health care professionals in the future should be able to work effectively as team members with a variety of other providers and managers in a wide array of settings. Through their course of studies, graduates of the College of Health Professions will be able to:

  • 1. Care for the community’s health, appreciating the growing diversity of the population and health care needs in the context of different cultural values.
  • 2. Provide contemporary clinical care.
  • 3. Communicate effectively.
  • 4. Manage information and use technology appropriately in the delivery of health care.
  • 5. Involve clients and families in the health care decision making process.
  • 6. Promote healthy life styles.
  • 7. Participate in continuing learning to maintain professional competence throughout practice life.

The College offers Master's of Science degrees in Nurse Anesthesiology and Physician Assistant studies. It also offers a Master of Health Services Administration degree. The Health Services Administration Program offers a dual MBA/MHSA degree. The College of Health Professions also offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Services Adminstration and a certificate in Health Services Administration Management for post-baccalaureate business students. The McAuley School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Health Systems Management, Nurse Education/Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Leader) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post Master's).  The McAuley School of Nursing also offers a variety of post-baccalaureate certificates (Nursing Education, Outcomes Performance Management, Leadership and Financial Management) and post-Master's certificates (Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist).

Academic advising in the College of Health Professions is a shared responsibility between students and faculty members. Upon entry to the College, each student is assigned to a faculty member who will provide academic counseling, guidance services and monitor student progress.

McAuley School of Nursing
The McAuley School of Nursing is committed to graduating culturally competent, caring nursing practitioners who have the ability to meet society’s rapidly evolving health care needs with a strong focus on nursing in the community. It seeks to develop students who will have the competencies to provide contemporary clinical care, make critical decisions within an ethical framework, communicate effectively, utilize leadership and management skills, and design and coordinate health promotion, risk reduction, and illness and disease management strategies for clients, families and communities. To function competently in this capacity requires an education that is value-based and promotes spiritual, social, and psychological growth of the learner.


The Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW Suite 530, Washington DC 20036. Phone: (212) 887-6791, Fax (202) 887-8476.

College Contact Information:

  • College of Health Professions
  • McAuley School of Nursing
  • McNichols Campus
  • 4001 W. McNichols Road
  • Telephone: (313) 578-0358
  • Fax: (313) 993-1271
  • E-mail:
  • Website

  • Dean: Christine M. Pacini PhD, RN
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1208
  • Fax: (313) 993-1271
  • E-mail:

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