College of Health Professions & MSON

Our College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing are unique, unparalleled places to be during a time of increasing demand for health professionals. Our faculty are experts in their field, whether it is nursing (with numerous subspecialties), physician assistant, nurse anesthesia or health services administration.

Upcoming Events

May 7th, 2023, Noon to 6 p.m.
Health Education Workshop | Diabetes Health: From Head to Toe

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with reception following
UDM NA Seminar

Mission Statement:

The College of Health Professions provides a transformative education grounded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions. We are committed to prepare compassionate and competent health professionals, who are dedicated to serve and lead while respecting diversity and human differences, valuing social justice, and advocating for equitable healthcare within a global society.

Guiding Values:

  • Learning: We commit to academic excellence that fosters integrity, intellectual rigor, personal development, and student-centered learning in an environment that values reflection and inclusivity.
  • Mercy: We commit to heartfelt solidarity with those suffering and in need, and to engage in transformative acts of mercy and justice; love, compassion, forgiveness, caring, and kindness.
  • Justice: We commit to confronting oppressive systems as we recognize all persons' innate dignity and uniqueness reflected in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the Mercy and Jesuit traditions.
  • Service: We commit to selfless service and advocacy in recognizing and responding to the needs of all with a focus on the disadvantaged, underserved, and vulnerable populations.
  • Community: We commit to collaborating with others at a local, national, and global level, whose mission is to improve health equity, eliminate health disparities, and enhance health outcomes.

Since our mission is to prepare you as professionals who will be leaders in your field, our faculty know you and pride themselves on being accessible to you throughout your education. They will provide you with the 1-on-1 mentorship and guidance that will move you along the path to excellence. Our history, which is over a 60-year legacy of delivering quality health professions and nursing education, shows a strong track record of exceptional education through the alumni who have made a difference in the health of countless individuals, families and communities in our area, state, region and nation.

Academic Programs

We are an urban center of academic excellence distinguished by our students and graduates.

Nursing Simulation Lab

Sim Lab Located in the Health Professions Building, the McAuley School of Nursing Simulation Lab provides students with real-time healthcare experiences that assist them in critically thinking about patient care. In the lab, students will determine the care for a simulated patient who is programmed with a healthcare diagnosis and is fully interactive with them.

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Clinical, Co-op and Internships

Student coops For those looking for extensive opportunities, Detroit Mercy provides some of the best. Clinical, co-op and internship experiences are integral components of each of our program's curriculum.

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Admitted & Current Students

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Policies, Procedures and Handbooks


random alumni Detroit Mercy offers a broad variety of resources designed to assist you personally and professionally.

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