Nursing at Detroit Mercy

Why choose the McAuley School of Nursing?

Mercy and Jesuit Traditions

At University of Detroit Mercy, we live the Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus traditions.  Our students learn a commitment to social justice, with a dedication to underserved populations, to care for the person as a whole and to look at the greater good for all people.

Quality Nursing Education

Small classrooms provide engaging learning environments.  McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) faculty are responsive to the needs of students and community. Detroit Mercy Nursing graduates are sought after by employers; they make a difference in their community.

Commitment to Student Success

Within the MSON, Nursing faculty provide student-centered advising and support.  Detroit Mercy has a Writing Center and Student Success Center, where all students may receive assistance in all subjects.

Program Flexibility

The MSON offers full-time, part-time and accelerated nursing tracks to achieve a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Nursing.  Courses are face-to-face, hybrid or online.  Our clinical simulation laboratory offers both low and high fidelity learning to supplement clinical instruction.

Central Location

The Detroit Mercy McNichols campus is centrally located in the Detroit Metro area.  It is easy to access from a number or freeways or main roads. This means we are located in the middle of our many clinical sites as well.


CCNE Accredited logo

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:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Contact the CCNE at 202-887-6791

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    Mission and Guiding Values

    Mission Statement

    The McAuley School of Nursing values the importance of promoting social justice and human dignity for all within our global community.

    We prepare compassionate and competent baccalaureate and graduate level nurses who are committed to serve, lead, and provide quality culturally sensitive health care to diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations.

    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.

    May 2023


    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    Please see the Financial Aid website for more information on tuition costs and scholarship opportunities.


Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Zeta Chapter

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, today known as Sigma, has the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere.

Detroit Mercy's Lambda Zeta chapter inducts students each spring, and offers educational programs, research grants and scholarships. This organization has students in all the McAuley School of Nursing programs.

Chi Eta Phi Sorority - Service For Humanity
Detroit Mercy Student Nurse Association