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2003-2005 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG

College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing

College of Health Professions
Office: 309 Administration, Outer Drive Campus
Dean: Suzanne Mellon
Telephone: (313) 993-6132
Fax: (313) 993-6273
E-mail: mellonsk@udmercy.edu
Website: www.udmercy.edu/healthprof/

The College of Health Professions, in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions, prepares professions 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 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.

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: 202 Administration, Outer Drive Campus; 240 Briggs, McNichols Campus

Faculty: M. Kelly, RSM; L. Wiechowski; M. O’Shaughnessey

Telephone: (313) 993-6106

The Health Services undergraduate program is designed for adult transfer students who already work in the health care field, have earned some college credit and who wish to complete a baccalaureate degree. Classes are offered in the evening and on weekends to accommodate working adults.

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, the health care delivery system, lifespan psychology, health care economics and health policy. It provides current information about community-based health, managed care, quality improvement and an understanding of the health care consumers, payors and providers.

The Health Services program consists of two major components in addition to the UDM core curriculum: (1) the Health Services major—27 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 area of specialization requirements 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.

The Health Services undergraduate degree provides a unique opportunity for students whose ultimate goal is admission to the graduate-level Physician Assistant program. They may earn an undergraduate degree while completing the pre-requisite courses for the PA program. An individual program of study that fulfills both sets of requirements is designed for the student by the Health Services academic advisor.

Weekend College

The undergraduate degree in Health Services is offered in both evenings and weekends to meet the needs of adults living and working in the metropolitan area. 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 McNichols Campus. For more information on the Weekend College, please see page 112.

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. The Health Services degree is not recommended for traditional freshmen.

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 UDM core curriculum: (1) the Health Services major—27 semester hours in required courses and (2) electives in an area of specialization—12 semester hours of elective courses with approval.

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.

Curriculum

All students will complete the following curriculum:

Major Requirements (27 credits)

HSA 101 Introduction to the Health Care System3 cr.

HSA 330 Health in the Community 3 cr.

PYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3 cr.

HSA 345 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction 3 cr.

HSA 365 Computer Applications in Health Services Administration 3 cr.

HSA 375 Management of Health Services Organizations 3 cr.

HSA 460 Issues in Health Care Delivery3 cr.

HUS 437 Counseling Process in Human Services 3 cr.

HSA 461 Health Economics 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. Students completing the prerequisites for the Physician Assistant graduate program apply those courses to the area of specialization.

Health Services Administration

Office: 202 Administration, Outer Drive Campus; 40 Briggs, McNichols Campus

Faculty: C. Groh; M. Kelly, RSM; L. Wiechowski; M. O’Shaughnessey

Telephone: (313) 993-6106

The Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare individuals for middle management or clinical supervisory positions in organizations, institutions and agencies that deliver health services. This is accomplished by providing a strong theoretical foundation in management linked with 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 student’s academic advisor. Many allied health and nursing professionals can fulfill the professional area of specialization requirements 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 evenings and weekends. to meet the needs of adults living and working in the metropolitan area. 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 McNichols Campus. For more information on the Weekend College, please see page 112.

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 (586) 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.

Academic Standards

Students in the Health Services Administration program must attain a minimum grade of “C” or better in all HSA courses. In addition, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 quality points. The academic policies in the Student Handbook govern academic conduct, progression, withdrawal and dismissal.

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.

Curriculum

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

Major Requirements

Introductory Courses (6 credits)

HSA 101 Introduction to the Health Care System3 cr.

HSA 345 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction 3 cr.

or

HSA 330 Health in the Community 3 cr.

HSA Core Courses (30credits)

HSA 300 Accounting for the Health Professions 3 cr.

HSA 310 Health Care Law and Regulation 3 cr.

HSA 320 Health Services Planning and Marketing 3 cr.

HSA 346 Human Resource Management in Health Care 3 cr.

HSA 365 Computer Applications in Health Services Administration 3 cr.

HSA 375 Management of Health Services Organizations 3 cr.

HSA 460 Issues in Health Care Delivery3 cr.

HSA 461 Health Economics 3 cr.

HSA 465 Health Services Financial Management 3 cr.

HSA 470 Quantitative Methods for Health Services Administrators 3 cr.

Internship Courses (7 credits)

HSA 491 Internship Seminar 1 cr.

HSA 494 Health Services Administration Internship 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; R. Borillo, N. Courtney; S. Fleming; C. Groh; S. Halter; J. Jenkins; J. Knisely; B. Korn; J Lambert, P. Nelson; J. Mouch, RSM; K. Quigg, P. Ross-Durow; P. Rouen; M. Saunders; M. Serowky; S. Sherrick-Escamilla; M. Stewart; L. Thiel, OP; R. Thomas; J. Urbancic; C. Stokes

Telephone: (313) 993-6132
Fax: (313) 993-6273
E-mail: mellonsk@udmercy.edu
Website: www.udmercy.edu/healthprof/

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 is to prepare competent, skilled and culturally sensitive baccalaureate and master’s level nurses who are committed to provide high quality, cost-effective health care services to individuals, families and communities. Congruent with the University’s mission, the program focuses on providing nursing care to the underserved in an urban context. The McAuley School of Nursing offers a baccalaureate degree in nursing to both prelicensure and registered nurse students with a special accelerated option for students who have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. In addition, in partnership with Aquinas College and Saint Mary’s 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 Commission (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 score of 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.

Accelerated Second Degree Option

An intense 12 month option is provided for full-time transfer students who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. 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 and math courses. Twelve prerequisite courses must be completed before starting this program:

1. English Composition

2. Intermediate Algebra

3. Introduction to Psychology

4. Developmental (Lifespan) Psychology

5. Introduction to Sociology

6. Ethics

7. Organic Chemistry (inorganic/organic)

8. Biochemistry (organic/biochemistry)

 

The following prerequisites should have been taken within the past 7 years:

9. Anatomy (Human)

10. Physiology (Human)

11. Microbiology

12. Nutrition

 

The accelerated program is designed as an immersion experience. The program requires taking 20 credits a semester while also completing clinical practice for 16-24 hours each week.

The Nurse Entrance Test (NET) is required for admissions with a minimum score of 65.

Nursing Core Curriculum for the Accelerated Second Degree Program

NUR 205 Health Assessment 2 cr.

NUR 252 Evidence-Based Culturally Completed Care I 5 cr.

NUR 253 Evidence-Based Culturally Completed Care Practicum I 5 cr.

NUR 269 Introduction to ProfessionalNursing 2 cr.

NUR 280 Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics 3 cr.

NUR 285 Research and Scientific Inquiry I 2 cr.

NUR 338 Pathophysiology 4 cr.

NUR 352 Evidence-Based Culturally Competent Care II 6 cr.

NUR 353 Evidence-Based Culturally Competent Care Practicum II 7 cr.

NUR 369 Professional Role Development 2 cr.

NUR 385 Research and Scientific Inquiry II 2 cr.

NUR 452 Evidence-Based Culturally Competent Care III 5 cr.

NUR 453 Evidence-Based Culturally Competent Care Practicum III 5 cr.

NUR 469 Professional Role Development 2 cr.

NUR 485 Research and Scientific Inquiry III 1 cr.

NUR 491 Comprehensive Nursing Preceptorship 5 cr.

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion 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 their home state 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 (6 cr.)

Communication: CST 101, ENL 131

Objective II (6 cr.)

Math/Computer: MTH 101, CIS Core

Objective III (9 cr.)

Scientific Literacy: SOC 100, BCS 254 & BCS 255

Objective IV (9 cr.)

Meaning & Value: Same requirements as general outline

Objective V (12 cr.)

Diverse Human Experience: Same requirements as general outline.

Objective VI (6 cr.)

Social Responsibility: ETH 358, NUR 420

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 that 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 Self Awareness for Nurses Practicing in Interdisciplinary Environments 2 cr.

NUR 205 Health Assessment 2 cr.

NUR 242 Nursing Process & Skills in Health Care 4 cr.

NUR 243 Introduction to Communities in Nursing 1 cr.

NUR 286 Health Restoration in Adults 4 cr.

NUR 287 Adult Health Practicum 3 cr.

NUR 332 Health Restoration of Adults & Their Families 2 cr.

NUR 334 Mental Health of Adults & Their Families 2 cr.

NUR 335 Integrated Practicum with Adults & Their Families 4 cr.

NUR 360 Nursing Research & Its Utilization in Health Care 3 cr.

NUR 362 Healthy Families in the Community 2 cr.

NUR 364 Childbearing & Childrearing Families in Health and Illness 4 cr.

NUR 365 Integrated Practicum with Child-bearing & Childrearing Families 4 cr.

NUR 420 Intervening with Families & Aggregates at Risk 3 cr.

NUR 442 Epidemiological Trends & Implications for Urban Health 2 cr.

NUR 444 Leadership & Management in Nursing in a Changing Health Care System 2 cr.

NUR 445 Integrated Leadership & Community Practicum 3 cr.

NUR 498 Comprehensive Nursing Practicum 3 cr.

NUR 450+ Nursing Elective 1 cr.

Supportive Core Requirements

BIO 204 Applied Nutrition 3 cr.

BIO241 Microbiology 4 cr.

BIO 254 Principles of Human Anatomy4 cr.

BIO 255 Principles of Human Physiology 3 cr.

NUR 280 Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics 3 cr.

NUR 338 Pathophysiology 4 cr.

CHM 101 Principles of Inorganic, Organic Chemistry* 3 cr.

CHM 102 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry 3 cr.

ETH 358 Health Care Ethics 3 cr.

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.

STA 225 Statistics 3 cr.

PYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 cr.

PYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3 cr.

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

 

Bachelor of Science Completion Program

The BSN 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 34 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 34 credit hours will be awarded as upper division nursing hours under state licensure examination. The BSN completion option can be completed through full or part-time study in partnership with various health care systems in the Metropolitan Detroit area and at extended campus locations in Grand Rapids.

Required Nursing Courses

NUR 322 Professional Issues Within the Health Care System 3 cr.

NUR 342 Advanced Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse 2 cr.

NUR 360 Nursing Research and its Utilization in Health Care 3 cr.

NUR 420 Intervening with Families & Aggregates at Risk 3 cr.

NUR 434 Care and Case Management Across the Health Continuum 3 cr.

NUR 442 Epidemiological Trends & Implications for Urban Health 2 cr.

NUR 444 Leadership & Management in Nursing in a Changing Health Care System 2 cr.

NUR 446 Comprehensive Integrated Practicum for the Registered Nurse 3 cr.

NUR 450+ One Nursing Elective 2 cr.

Supportive Core Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program

BIO 204 Nutrition 3 cr.

BIO 241/242 Microbiology 4 cr.

BIO 254 Principles of Anatomy4 cr.

BIO 255 Principles of Physiology 3 cr.

CHM 101 Principles of Inorganic, Organic Chemistry 3 cr.

CIS 106 Information Technology for Nurses 3 cr.

ETH 358 Health Care Ethics 3 cr.

HSA 461 Health Care Economics 3 cr.

NUR 280 Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics 3 cr.

NUR 338 Pathophysiology 4 cr.

PYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3 cr.

PYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3 cr.

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.

STA 225 Statistics 3 cr.

Online BSN Completion Program in Partnership with Trinity Health Corporation

The McAuley School of Nursing has partnered to provide an online BSN Completion program with Trinity Health, the nation’s third largest Catholic health system. This online program is offered across seven states and 28 member organizations in the Trinity System. Forty-two credits are offered online:

CIS 106 Health Care Informatics 3 cr.

NUR 322 Professional Issues Within the Health Care System 3 cr.

NUR 338 Pathophysiology 4 cr.

NUR 342 Advanced Health Assessment for the Registered Nurse 2 cr.

NUR 360 Nursing Research and its Utilization in Health Care 3 cr.

NUR 420 Intervening with Families & Aggregates at Risk 3 cr.

NUR 434 Care and Case Management Across the Health Continuum 3 cr.

NUR 442 Epidemiological Trends & Implications for Urban Health 2 cr.

NUR 444 Leadership & Management in Nursing in a Changing Health Care System 2 cr.

NUR 446 Comprehensive Integrated Practicum for the Registered Nurse 3 cr.

NUR 450+ One Nursing Elective 2 cr.

HSA 461 Health Care Economics 3 cr.

ETH 358 Health Care Ethics 3 cr.

RS Religion 3 cr.

Students must complete a total of 126 credits for graduation and fulfill all core requirements of the University as identified in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Grand Rapids

The University of Detroit Mercy, Aquinas College and Saint Mary’s Mercy Medical Center have partnered to bring the University of Detroit Mercy degree to West Michigan.

The curriculum is built upon a foundation of liberal arts and theoretical sciences. Liberal arts/general education and nursing courses will be offered at Aquinas College. The curriculum is equivalent to UDM’s.

It requires four years of study, including all class work at Aquinas taught by Aquinas and University of Detroit Mercy faculty, and clinical experience at Saint Mary’s Mercy Medical Center facilities throughout West Michigan. Students are also placed in paid cooperative positions earning both income and college credit.

University of Detroit Mercy provides 63 credits in all the nursing major and support courses, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology and pathophysiology. Aquinas provides 63 credits in liberal arts and science courses which have been approved by the University of Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum Committee. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Detroit Mercy. This unique partnership has been approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and the NLNAC.

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:

CLINICAL SITES

Blodgett Hospital

Brighton Hospital

Butzel Community Center

Cabrini Clinic

Care Choices

CHASS Clinic

Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Coalition of Temporary Shelters (COTS)

Critten Hospital

Detroit Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics

Garden City Hospital

Gesu Parish

Head Start

Henry Ford Health System & Medical Centers

Hospice of Michigan

Hutzel Hospital and Medical Centers

IHM School

McAuley Health Center

McLaren Regional Medical Center

Most Holy Trinity School

Mt. Clemens General Hospital

Oakland County Health Department

Oakwood Health System & Medical Centers

Providence Hospital & Medical Centers

St. Gertrude’s Parish

St. John Health System

St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems

St. Luke and St. Brigid Parish

St. Mary Mercy Hospital

St. Scholastica School

Sunrise Assisted Living

Thea Bowman Nurse Managed Care Clinic

Trinity Health

Toledo Hospital

University of Michigan Hospital

VA Medical Center, Detroit and Ann Arbor

Vista Nuevas Head Start Program

William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak & Troy

 

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