College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing

College of Health Professions


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.

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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.

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    Graduate Student Handbook 2020-2021



    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Detroit Mercy, McAuley School of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC  20001. Telephone: 202-887-6791.


    Contact Information

    College of Health Professions
    McAuley School of Nursing
    McNichols Campus
    4001 W. McNichols Road
    Detroit, MI  48221-3038
    Telephone: 313-993-1208
    Fax: 313-993-1271