Traditional BSN (Grand Rapids Campus)

University of Detroit Mercy, Mercy Health Saint Mary's have partnered to bring University of Detroit Mercy's accredited nursing degree program to West Michigan.

The program, with an emphasis on community-based nursing, requires four years of study, including class work at Aquinas, taught by Aquinas and Detroit Mercy faculty, and clinical experience at Mercy Health Saint Mary's facilities throughout west Michigan.

Students gain experience, earn income and obtain college credit through paid cooperative positions. Graduates earn a bachelor of science degree in Nursing from University of Detroit Mercy, which is recognized for its excellence by major health care employers.

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    Upon program completion, BSN students are expected to meet the following program outcomes:

    1. Provide compassionate care with a commitment to social justice.
    2. Evaluate culturally sensitive person-centered care practices in health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention and illness management for the health of people across the lifespan.
    3. Manage the delivery of person-centered care through effective delegation, prioritization and leadership practices.
    4. Use transparent person-centered nursing interventions in assessing the client’s environment, prioritizing care and following established health care (institution/agency) policies and procedures.
    5. Use quality improvement models to analyze health care delivery systems and policies that affect the health of people.
    6. Implement knowledge driven actions in professional nursing practice derived from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

    Sample Program

What are our students saying?

I am in my last semester of nursing school. As I apply for jobs and look to the future, I am confident I have been equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a great nurse, thanks to University of Detroit Mercy and Aquinas!

— Elizabeth Hathaway '18

The professors sincerely give you the time and attention needed for you to become a confident and well rounded nurse. They want you to succeed just as much as you do.

Peter Assenmacher '19