University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, Michigan 48221
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Administration - Postbaccalaureate certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN-BSN Completion program is a flexible option for registered nurses who have completed diploma or associate degree programs.
The RN-BSN completion program accommodates learning needs and career goals of the adult learner with minimal repetition of learning experiences. The program supports 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, illness and disease management strategies for clients, families, and communities, and health care economics.
Additional skills include effective use of evidence-based proactive protocol 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 healthcare economics and policies.
The RN-BSN completion option can be completed through part-time study at the McNichols campus, Grand Rapids/Muskegon locations, in partnership with various health care systems, and at the University Center at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township.
BSN Program Details
The core of the UDM nursing programs is our undergraduate nursing curriculum. This program, strongly focused on nursing in the community, is founded on the sciences and the liberal arts, and strives to encourage critical thinking.
Its aim is to educate nursing practitioners competent to provide contemporary clinical care, make critical decisions within an ethical framework, communicate effectively, exercise leadership and management skills, and design and coordinate health promotion, risk reduction, and illness and disease management strategies for clients.
A unique feature of the McAuley School of Nursing's programs is the required cooperative education experience. The McAuley School also maintains numerous partnerships with community and health care agencies to provide a variety of clinical sites for students. The BSN program is full-time only.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
University of Detroit Mercy's accelerated second degree option in nursing allows individuals with a college degree in a related field to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 12 months.
The program is designed specifically for students who already hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree. The intensive program has a cohort (all students take the same courses at the same time) curriculum totaling 58 credits.
Students attend classes full time for one full year beginning in January and May.
While the BSN accelerated program incorporates the same philosophy, conceptual framework and program objectives as UDM's traditional undergraduate nursing pre-licensure program, it comprises a different sequence of courses.
The program recognizes an individual's past experiences and builds upon those strengths. The BSN accelerated program provides the appropriate learning environment for individuals to acquire a nursing degree efficiently and effectively.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice is a terminal professional degree representing the highest level of clinical nursing competence. The DNP program is designed to provide students the opportunity to assimilate and utilize in-depth knowledge of nursing, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational sciences, with sophisticated informatics and decision-making technology to develop collaborative strategies that optimize the health of individuals, families, communities and systems. Grounded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions, the DNP program emphasizes the student’s development as an expert clinician with strong leadership capacity, a commitment to service, and skills to act as change agents, translating clinical research into improved health care.
DNPThe post-Master’s DNP curriculum is designed to admit Master’s prepared certified APRNs in the following clinical specialties: nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, and MSN prepared nures in specialty areas such as nurse administration, executive leadership and nursing informatics. The DNP program curriculum is based upon the AACN (2006) Essentials of Doctoral Education and also ensures achievement of the DNP competencies established by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
The DNP builds upon the Master of Science in Nursing degree and requires 36 credits. The curriculum includes formative course work that culminates in a capstone clinical practicum and a doctoral project. The post-Master’s DNP is designed for part-time or full-time study. Full-time study consists of four 9-credit semesters (16 months). The program is offered as a hybrid model, with a blend of online and face to face meetings. Classes are held on the same day of the week and scheduled in the late afternoon/early evening. For the majority of the courses, face to face meetings alternate with online weeks. We have an online virtual classroom that also supports student participation from remote locations.