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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of patients? Do you want a wide-ranging profession in the healthcare industry? Do you want a career that allows for a flexible schedule, has job security and where every day is different? Then consider University of Detroit Mercy’s nursing program, which has a remarkable faculty comprised of nationally known experts.





Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Detroit Mercy offers intensive study programs and on-the-job training through clinical placement. Clinical experiences are integral components of the curriculum.
  • Detroit Mercy’s nursing programs are responsive to changes in the marketplace. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
  • The nursing program supports on or off-campus program structures. Students can take classes full or part time. The second degree option allows students to transfer current skills to a new career.
  • Small class sizes — our average student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1; that means plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • Detroit Mercy, Aquinas College and Saint Mary’s Health Care have partnered to bring Detroit Mercy’s nursing program to Grand Rapids.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach nursing; we develop nursing professionals.

Your Boundless Future

There is a greater need to hire nurses in the U.S. than any other healthcare worker. Nurses work in a variety of fields including hospitals, schools, home care facilities and government agencies.

Nurses can fill general practice positions such as becoming a registered nurse (RN) or nurse practitioner. Other nurses concentrate on a specialty or use a certification to qualify for opportunities such as dialysis nurse, radiologic nurse or bariatric nurse.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.


Contact Info

Detroit Trad BSN

Grand Rapids Trad BSN

RN to BSN (BSNc)

Second Degree (SDO)

Part Time BSN


The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.

The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, Master's degree in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and Post-graduate APRN certificate at University of Detroit Mercy are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001. Contact the CCNE at 202-887-6791.

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Featured Alumna

Emily Carrillo '15

“I’m gaining a full understanding of what it means to be a nurse. The wonderful professors have broadened my view of the nursing practice, helping me see what a positive impact I can make in someone’s life. And at Detroit Mercy, I’m among exceptional students.”

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