College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing

College of Health Professions

Office: 309 Administration, Outer Drive Campus
Dean: Suzanne Mellon
Telephone: (313) 993-6130
Fax: (313) 993-6175
E-mail:
mellonsk@udmercy.edu

 

The College of Health Professions is devoted to preparing educated professionals committed to assisting persons and communities in the enhancement and restoration of health. 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.

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 its 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.

Programs

The College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services, Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the McAuley School of Nursing. The College also offers Basic Clinical Sciences for its majors.

Advising

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.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is an educational option through which the students gain practical work experience related to their major and career goals. The structured program combines periods of paid training in health care delivery systems, business, industry and government with periods of classroom study.

 

Health Services
Office: 200 Administration, Outer Drive Campus
Faculty: M. Kelly, RSM, L. Wiechowski
Telephone: (313) 993-6130

The Health Services program focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to integrate service in selected areas of health care into the context of the health care delivery system. This program provides students with an opportunity to examine personal and professional values in rendering health services. It includes course work in community health, health promotion, disease prevention, psychology, administration and health education. It provides current information about community-based health, managed care, quality improvement and an understanding of the health care consumer.

The Health Services program consists of two major components in addition to the UDM core curriculum: (1) the Health Services major- 24 semester hours in required courses and (2) electives in an area of specialization (12 semester hours of elective courses with approval). Many allied health and nursing professionals can fulfill the electives in an area of specialization through transfer credits.

Examples of specializations include Addiction Studies, Business or Social Work. It is possible to earn a Certificate of Business Administration in conjunction with the Health Services degree by completing a 30-semester credit program in the College of Business Administration. Elective courses are chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Weekend College

The undergraduate degree in Health Services is offered in both evening and weekend programs to meet the needs of adults living and working in the metropolitan area. Evening classes are scheduled 5:00-7:30PM and 7:40-10:10PM. The Weekend College offers a 10- week schedule in fall and winter terms, with an 11th week exam. Classes are held on Friday night 5:30-8:30PM, Saturday morning 9:00-12:00PM and afternoon 1:00-4:00PM. Core curriculum classes are also offered, making it possible to complete the degree on the weekends. Some courses are offered in an intensive format, such as a single week or three weekends. The courses and administrative office for these programs are located on the Outer Drive Campus. For more information on the Weekend College, please see page 119.

Degree Completion Program

The Health Services program provides an opportunity for health care personnel who have some college credits or a community college degree and who wish to complete the bachelor's degree: for example, nurses, respiratory therapists, laboratory technicians, medical records personnel, dental hygienists and other certified health care personnel. This degree completion program has been designed specifically for persons who are qualified, certified, registered, or licensed as health professionals, who were educated through an accredited two-year college or community college program and who are at junior level, that is, they have received 63 transfer credit hours.

Admission Criteria

In order to be admitted to the Health Services program, applicants must meet entrance requirements of the University. In addition, to gain acceptance to the program, students must fulfill the following criteria:

Freshman

First-time college students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 and have completed two years of high school mathematics with a grade of C or higher. Scores on the College Entrance Examination Board (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) will also be examined. High school graduates who are properly prepared to undertake the Health Services program should have a college preparatory program as outlined in the Recommended High School Preparation section of this catalog under Admission to the University.

Transfer

Transfer students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.00 and must complete UDM placement tests in English composition and mathematics.

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted to those students whose academic achievement falls below the standards required for full-admission status. In such cases, the applicant may be required to fulfill course work and/or conditions before full-admission status is granted.

Requirements

The Health Services program consists of two major components in addition to the University core curriculum: (1) the Health Services major- 24 cr. in required courses and (2) electives in an area of specialization (12 cr. of elective courses with approval).

Curriculum

All students will complete the following curriculum:

Major Requirements

(24 credits)

HSA 101
HSA 330
PYC 250
HSA 345
HSA 375
HSA 460
HUS 437
HLH 459

Introduction to the Health Care System
Health in the Community
Developmental Psychology
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Management of Health Care Organizations
Issues in Health Care Delivery
Counseling Process in Human Services
Instructional Design & Strategies in Healthcare

3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.

 Electives (12 cr.)

A plan of study for this 12 credit hour specialization is designed to enhance the student's individual professional development. The proposed area of specialization will be approved by the student's academic advisor. Examples of areas of specialization include Addiction Studies, Business and Social Work.

 

Health Services Administration
Office: 200 Administration, Outer Drive Campus
Faculty: C. Groh; M. Kelly, RSM, L. Wiechowski
Telephone: (313) 993-6130

The Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare individuals for entry and/or middle management or clinical supervisory positions in organizations, institutions and agencies that deliver health services. This is accomplished by providing a strong foundation in management linked to both depth and breadth of applications to the health care system. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a bachelor of science degree.

The program consists of two major components in addition to the UDM Core Curriculum: (1) the Health Services Administration major and (2) a professional area of specialization. A plan of study for this 15 credit hour professional area of specialization in a selected area of management of health services will be developed in consultation with the studentís academic advisor. Many allied health and nursing professionals can fulfill the professional area of specialization through transfer credits.

Students also complete a seven-credit internship in a health care setting which allows them to apply the theory and skills learned in the program and provides an opportunity to explore potential employment opportunities.

Weekend College

The undergraduate degree in Health Services Administration is offered in both evening and weekend programs, to meet the needs of adults living and working in the metropolitan area. Evening classes are scheduled 5:00-7:30PM and 7:40-10:10PM. The Weekend College offers a 10- week schedule in fall and winter terms, with an 11th week exam. Classes are held on Friday night 5:30-8:30PM, Saturday morning 9:00-12:00PM and afternoon 1:00-4:00PM. Core curriculum classes are also offered, making it possible to complete the degree on the weekends. Some courses are offered in an intensive format, such as a single week or three weekends. The courses and administrative office for these programs are located on the Outer Drive Campus. For more information on the Weekend College, please see page 119.

University Center Macomb

The undergraduate degree in Health Services Administration is offered at University Center Macomb which is adjacent to Macomb Community College Center Campus. For the convenience of residents of Macomb County, the core curriculum courses needed to complete a four-year degree are offered at this site in addition to the HSA requirements. The contact person for UDM at University Center Macomb is Claudia Rowland, Academic Advisor at (810) 263-6232.

Degree Completion

The Health Services Administration program provides an opportunity for health care personnel who have some college credits or a community college degree to complete a bachelor's degree in healthcare management: for example, nurses, respiratory therapists, laboratory technicians, medical records personnel, dental hygienists and other certified health care personnel. This degree completion program has been designed specifically for persons who are qualified, certified, registered or licensed as health professionals, who were educated through an accredited two-year college or community college program and who are at junior level, that is, they have received 63 transfer credit hours.

Admission Criteria

In order to be admitted to the Health Services Administration program, applicants must meet entrance requirements of the University. In addition, to gain acceptance to the program students must fulfill the following criteria:

Freshmen

First-time college students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 and have completed two years of high school mathematics with a grade of C or higher. Scores on the College Entrance Examination Board (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) will also be examined. High school graduates who are properly prepared to undertake the Health Services Administration program should have a college preparatory program as outlined in the "Recommended High School Preparation" section of this catalog under "Admission to the University."

Transfer

Transfer students must have minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.00 and must complete UDM placement tests in English composition and mathematics.

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted to those students whose academic achievement falls below the standards required for full-admissions status. In such cases, the applicant may be required to fulfill course work and/or conditions before full-admissions status is granted.

Curriculum

All students will complete the following in addition to the UDM core curriculum:

Major Requirements

Introductory Courses

(6 credits)

HSA 101
HSA 345
or
HSA 330

Introduction to the Health Care System
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Health in the Community

3 cr.
3 cr.

3 cr.

 

HSA Core Courses

(30 credits)

HSA 300
HSA 310
HSA 320
HSA 365
HSA 346
HSA 375
HSA 460
HSA 461
HSA 465
HSA 470

Accounting for the Health Professions
Health Care Law and Regulations
Health Services Planning and Marketing
Computer Applications in Health Services Administration
Human Resource Management in Health Care
Management of Health Care Organizations
Issues in Health Care Delivery
Economics of Health Care
Health Services Management
Quantitative Methods for Health Services Administrators

3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.

 

Internship Courses

(7 credits)

HSA 491
HSA 494

Internship Seminar
Health Services Administration Internship

1 cr.
6 cr.

Professional Area of Specialization (15 credits)

Each student will complete a 15 credit-hour professional specialization in a selected area of management or health services. A plan of study for the area of specialization must be developed with and approved by the student's academic advisor.

 

McAuley School of Nursing

Office: 423 Administration, Outer Drive Campus
Dean: Suzanne Mellon
Faculty: B. Anctil; M. Anthony; J. Baiardi; N. Courtney; V. Debold; C. Groh; S. Halter; M. Heaney; J. Jenkins; B. Korn; J. Knisely; D. Lyons; P. Nelson; J. Mouch, RSM; C. Pacini; P. Ross-Durow; P. Rouen; M. Saunders; S. Sherrick-Escamilla; M. Stewart; R. Thomas; J. Urbancic; C. Stokes
Telephone: (313) 993-6130
Fax: (313) 993-6175
E-mail:
mellonsk@udmercy.edu
             pacinicm@udmercy.edu

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 nursing curriculum is built upon a foundation of liberal arts and sciences and strives to encourage critical thinking. In addition, the mission of the McAuley School of Nursing, in partnership with community and health care agencies, strives to create an educational experience which optimally develops self-directed collaborative lifelong learners who will be significant contributors in our racially and culturally diverse society. The McAuley School of Nursing offers a baccalaureate degree in nursing to both basic and registered nurse students with a special option for students who have a bachelorís degree in another discipline. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. In addition, in partnership with Aquinas College and St. Maryís Mercy Medical Center in Grand Rapids, the McAuley School of Nursing offers the baccalaureate degree in Nursing. Upon completion of the BSN degree, the student is eligible to take the NCLEX examination to practice as a registered nurse.

Accreditation

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Agency (NLNAC), (212) 363-5555 (ext.153).

Admission Criteria

Admission to the MSON is competitive and completion of minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. In addition, applicants will be considered for admission based on their ability to meet the minimum mental and physical qualifications of the nursing program including the clinical practice requirements for entry into professional nursing practice. Admission to clinical nursing courses is contingent upon submission of a health history and physical examination, evidence of inoculation for tetanus, hepatitis B, skin testing for tuberculosis, rubella titer and an approved CPR course within the last year. Students are expected to maintain their own health insurance for illness and injury.

Freshman

In order to be admitted to the McAuley School of Nursing, applicants need to meet the general entrance requirements of the University. In addition, they should have completed at least four units of English, two units of laboratory science (chemistry and biology), two units of mathematics, two units of history and/or social science. Applicants must have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in high school mathematics and sciences courses. A minimum score of 21 on the ACT or a 1000 on the SAT is required.

Transfer

Transfer applicants must have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 based upon 16 semester hours of college work and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in science and math. A minimum Composite Percentage score of 65 on the Nursing Entrance Test (NET) is required. Applicants should have completed the following prerequisite course work: English composition, intermediate algebra, anatomy, inorganic chemistry and introductory psychology . A pre-enrollment assessment to determine initial competencies in English composition and intermediate algebra may be required.

Second Degree Students

A 22-month option is provided for full-time transfer students who hold a bachelorís degree in another field. Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission of transfer students and have completed additional selected prerequisite support courses. Candidates must have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their previous academic work and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in science courses.

Registered Nurse Students

In order to be admitted to the MSON, registered nurse students must meet the entrance requirements for the University and have a minimum overall cumulative GPA 2.5 in previous academic work. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of graduation from a state approved diploma nursing program or associate degree program and licensure to practice in the State of Michigan as a registered nurse.

Academic Standards

Students in the McAuley School of Nursing must attain a minimum grade of "C" or better in all nursing and supportive core courses. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 quality points. The academic policies published in the School of Nursing Student Handbook govern academic conduct, progression, withdrawal and dismissal.

The School of Nursing reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from a nursing course or from its program even when the overall quality point average is 2.5 or better, if in the judgement of the faculty or dean, the student does not possess the requisite skills, personal integrity, emotional stability and/or social competence to succeed in the nursing profession.

Academic Recognition

Sigma Theta Tau - Membership in Lambda Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International is awarded to outstanding undergraduate nursing students who rank in the upper third of their graduating class and have been recommended by faculty and community members of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Graduation Requirements

Candidates for the BSN degree must complete a minimum of 126 semester hours. Pre-licensure candidates are required to have an additional four credits of cooperative education experience. Undergraduate degree requirements include a 2.5 cumulative GPA out of a possible 4.0 and a "C" or better in nursing and supportive core courses. Candidates must have completed the University Core Curriculum and the supportive core courses as established by the McAuley School of Nursing.

University Core Curriculum

All undergraduate degree students at University of Detroit Mercy are required to fulfill the objectives of the University's Core Curriculum. The curriculum consists of courses designed to meet objectives which ensure that students receive an overall education consistent with the mission of the University. Details of the core as it applies to students in the McAuley School of Nursing are as follows:

Objective I
Communication: CST 101, ENL 131


6 cr.

Objective II
Communication: MTH 101, CIS Core

6 cr.

Objective III
Communication: SOC 100, BCS 254 & BCS 255


9 cr.

Objective IV
Meaning & Value: Same requirements as general outline


9 cr.

Objective V
Diverse Human Experience: Same requirements as general outline.


12 cr.

Objective VI
Social Responsibility: ETH 358, NUR 420


6 cr.

 

Cooperative Education Program

The Cooperative Education sequence is one of the unique aspects of the MSON and is a required component for the basic pre-licensure undergraduate nursing program. Cooperative education is a structured educational experience integrating classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences which are paid and related to the nursing field. Four co-op credits are required in addition to the required 126 credits of the nursing curriculum. The cooperative education experience affords students further opportunities to integrate classroom learning with related work experience, develop maturity and responsibility, and maximize the program outcomes when they graduate as baccalaureate-prepared nurses.

During Stage I of the nursing program, students enroll in CEC 300, Cooperative Education Preparation, a one-credit prerequisite course prior to the co-op experience. Students are not eligible for co-op until successful completion of NUR 286 and NUR 287. Students will then be required to complete two co-op experiences as outlined in the McAuley curricular plan for a total of three credits.

Requirements

All students will complete the following in addition to the University Core Curriculum:

Nursing Core Curriculum

NUR 204
NUR 205
NUR 242
NUR 243
NUR 286
NUR 287
NUR 332
NUR 334
NUR 335
NUR 360
NUR 362
NUR 364
NUR 365
NUR 420
NUR 442
NUR 444
NUR 445
NUR 498
NUR 450+

Self Awareness for Nurses Practicing in Interdisciplinary Environments
Health Assessment
Nursing Process & Skills in Health Care
Introduction to Communities in Nursing
Health Restoration in Adults
Adult Health Practicum
Health Restoration of Adults & Their Families
Mental Health of Adults & Their Families
Integrated Practicum with Adults & Their Families
Nursing Research & Its Utilization in Health Care
Healthy Families in the Community
Childbearing & Childrearing Families in Health and Illness
Integrated Practicum with Childbearing & Childrearing Families
Intervening with Families & Aggregates at Risk
Epidemiological Trends & Implications for Urban Health
Leadership & Management in Nursing in a Changing Health Care System
Integrated Leadership & Community Practicum
Comprehensive Nursing Practicum
Nursing Elective

2 cr.
2 cr.
4 cr.
1 cr.
4 cr.
3 cr.
2 cr.
2 cr.
4 cr.
3 cr.
2 cr.
4 cr.
4 cr.
3 cr.
2 cr.
2 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
1 cr.

 

Supportive Core Requirements

BCS 204
BCS 241
BCS 254
BCS 255
BCS 338
BCS 280
CHM 101
CHM 102
ETH 358
SOC 100
STA 225
PYC 100
PYC 250

Applied Nutrition
Microbiology
Principles of Human Anatomy
Principles of Human Physiology
Pathophysiology
Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
Principles of Inorganic, Organic Chemistry*
Principles of Organic and Biochemistry
Health Care Ethics
Introduction to Sociology
Statistics
Introductory Psychology
Developmental Psychology

3 cr.
4 cr.
4 cr.
3 cr.
4 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.

 

*This course is required for the registered nurse who has not fulfilled a basic chemistry requirement.

Registered Nurse Completion Program

The RN completion program accommodates learning needs and career goals of the adult learner with minimal repetition of learning experiences. The program supports self-enhancement and growth through the study of liberal arts and sciences, as well as the study of professional nursing. Competencies needed by BSN-prepared nurses are emphasized, including leadership and management skills, health promotion, risk reduction and illness and disease management strategies for clients, families and communities. Additional skills include effective use of evidence-based practice protocols to ensure delivery of cost-effective and appropriate care, use of information technology in clinical settings to manage and make clinical decisions, and care and case management strategies with enhanced understanding of health care economics and policies.

Graduates of a state approved diploma or associate degree program who are actively practicing nursing or within five years of graduation will receive 28 upper division semester hours of credit in nursing without completion of the three NLN Mobility II Profile Examinations. The credits will be held in escrow until the RN student has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in nursing and maintained a 2.5 GPA. The 28 credit hours will be awarded as upper division nursing hours under state licensure examination. The RN completion option can be completed through full or part-time study, in a day, evening or weekend time frame at the Outer Drive campus as well as extended campus locations in Grand Rapids and in partnership with various health care systems.

Required Nursing Courses

CIS 106
NUR 322
NUR 342
NUR 360
NUR 420
NUR 434
NUR 442
NUR 444
NUR 446
NUR 450+
HSA 461

Health Care Informatics
Professional Issues Within the Health Care System
Advanced Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse
Nursing Research and its Utilization in Health Care
Intervening with Families & Aggregates at Risk
Care and Case Management Across the Health Continuum
Epidemiological Trends & Implications for Urban Health
Leadership & Management in Nursing in a Changing Health Care System
Comprehensive Integrated Practicum for the Registered Nurse
One Nursing Elective
Health Care Economics

3 cr.
3 cr.
2 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
3 cr.
2 cr.
2 cr.
3 cr.
2 cr.
3 cr.

Affiliations

The University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing has collaborative agreements with a variety of health care agencies that provide students with high quality clinical experiences.

A partial list of health care agencies with affiliated student clinical placements follows:

CENTRAL CAMPUS:
Butzel Community Center
Cabrini Clinic
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Coalition of Temporary Shelters (COTS)
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Gesu Parish
Head Start
Henry Ford Hospital
IHM School
McAuley Health Center
Oakland County Health Department
Oakwood Hospital
Providence Hospital
St. Gertrudeís Parish
St. John Hospital
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Health
Services
St. Luke and St. Brigid Parish
William Beaumont Hospital

EXTENDED CAMPUS:
Numerous acute care and community-based sites are used for extended campus offerings.