Welcome to the College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing!


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.


The College of Health Professions is an Urban Center of academic excellence that prepares graduates to lead and serve the complex health care needs of our local and global communities and will be recognized for leadership and innovation in higher education.

Guiding Principles

These are our underlying values which exemplify living our mission and moving toward our vision: 

  • Passion for Excellence and Lifelong Learning
  • Valuing the unique contributions of each  member of the CHP
  • Integrity and Ethics
  • Social Justice and Needs of the Underserved
  • Accountability to the Community
  • Responsiveness to the State of Practice, and the Foundational  Sciences

Community Outreach

PAs Initiate Hand-washing Program

Through a grant from the Ford Community Corps Partnership, PA student David Dumais and Professor Amy Dereczyk implemented a hand-washing initiative in a local school.

Faculty, Students and Alumni Volunteer Services

Faculty, students and alumni have continued to provide service and volunteerism to community–based organizations throughout the city, inclusive of health screening and physical exams, and outreach activities to underserved populations. In addition, faculty and administrators performed research this past year to address areas related to the community, underserved populations, access to care and critical health indicators. Research areas included health literacy, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, women’s health and financial outcomes.