Innovative program prepares new nurses at graduate level and is first in state

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and University of Detroit Mercy is responding to the increasing need for registered nurses with a new program that is the first of its kind in Michigan. The Master’s Entry Advanced Generalist Nursing (MEAGN) program prepares anyone with …

MarCom Reminder: Review Titans Together

The Marketing & Communications Department (MarCom) would like to remind all students and employees to take time each day and review the University’s Titans Together website. Detroit Mercy receives a number of questions each day from faculty, staff, students and parents, which are provided to our institutional experts for responses. These questions and responses are added to the FAQ page to provide greater clarity regarding the fall semester on our three campuses and communicate information faculty, staff, students, parents and community members need to remain healthy and safe.

For students, the COVID-19 Information for Current Students page offers daily operational information about what you can expect when you return to our campuses.

Be safe, Mask up and Go Titans!

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Health and Well-being Resource Guide

As part of the Titans Together initiative, Detroit Mercy has developed a Health and Well-Being Resource Guide. The guide provides important information for students and employees on topics including personal counseling, telemental health services, Wellness Center access, pastoral care, on-campus etiquette, facility modifications and campus health and safety protocols. The …

Provost Zarkowski participates in The Chronicle of Higher Education virtual forum on health on campus during COVID-19

Detroit Mercy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pamela Zarkowski participated in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s virtual forum titled, “Promoting Health on Campus During COVID-19,” July 15. This event addressed the ways colleges and universities are beginning to understand what reopened campuses in the fall should look like …

We are Titans Together

As plans for the fall semester are being finalized, the University’s Internal & External Communications Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has created Titans Together, a communications plan to help celebrate the solidarity of the University community when we come back together in late August. This brand and plan …

Snapshots of a Pandemic

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but life goes on. Detroit Mercy’s Marketing & Communications Team is collecting stories of the many inspiring and heartwarming ways our alumni, students and other members of the University community are responding. In the series we are calling “Snapshots of a …

Nurse Anesthesia program No. 10 in U.S.

Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program achieved a top 10 rank among the nation’s best programs, according to the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 17, 2020. Detroit Mercy’s Nurse Anesthesia program has achieved a top 10 ranking since 2012. …

Commencement ceremonies postponed

In accordance with the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 guideline that gatherings of more than 50 people should not be held over the next eight weeks, the University has decided to postpone the 2020 commencement ceremonies. “We know this is very disappointing news to our Class of 2020, but the …

Detroit Mercy coronavirus update

Please note: Campus Connection stories posted prior to March 13 may be inaccurate due to COVID-19 updates. See the University health advisory page for the latest updates and developments at udmercy.edu/coronavirus. Original Post – As you are probably aware, Michigan health officials have confirmed that two people in Michigan, one from Oakland …

Guidance and information regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the global situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, University of Detroit Mercy is proactively monitoring the outbreak and prioritizing the health and safety of our students, employees and visitors. A website has been developed to help inform and update the University community. Click here to learn more about the …

Health professions conference focuses on collaboration, application and innovation

Detroit Mercy will partner with Henry Ford Health System to host a conference titled “The Future of Healthcare: Application, Collaboration and Innovation” on April 7. This conference will bring experts together to discuss collaboration, application and innovation in the health professions field. “The Future of Healthcare: Application, Collaboration and Innovation” …

Metro Health Foundation continues partnership by funding Nursing scholarships

Three students in the College of Health Professions’ McAuley School of Nursing are the recipients of $4,000 scholarships from Metro Health Foundation to assist with tuition and other costs including uniforms, equipment and technology to prepare for the licensing examination. Kortney Hepting, Hyder Mirza and Dominique Mones, who are expected …

Screenshot and save with URec

University Recreation is offering 15% off any purchase at Tommy’s in the Student Fitness Center if you screenshot a social media post or Instagram story now through Nov. 29! Follow URec on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @DetroitMercyRec.

Physician Assistant student one of 27 in U.S. to earn PA Foundation scholarship

Detroit Mercy Physician Assistant (PA) student Katie Lukovich beat out nearly 650 applicants to earn a national scholarship from the PA Foundation. The PA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), awarded 27 scholarships in 2019. Lukovich’s scholarship is worth $1,000. “This scholarship is important …

Detroit Mercy offers Michigan’s first Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate program

Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions is now accepting applications from Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) for the institution’s new online Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) Post-FNP Certificate program. It is one of only 10 such programs in the country and the first of its kind to be offered by a Michigan university. …

Associate Professor of Health Administration Zigmond Kozicki was quoted in the Bridge magazine article, “More than a dozen hospitals in rural Michigan at ‘high risk’ of closing,” June 12.

Nursing faculty and students to be recognized with The Daisy Award

University of Detroit Mercy nursing faculty and students will be honored May 9 with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students. These awards are part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to express gratitude to nurses with programs that recognize them for the …

Detroit Mercy and College for Creative Studies improve quality of life and work conditions with assistive technology devices

Students from University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions and Engineering & Science joined forces with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) Product Design students this year to develop assistive technology devices that improve the quality of life for veterans with disabilities and work conditions for plant employees. Student …

Detroit Mercy’s Burson wins 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

University of Detroit Mercy faculty member Rosanne Burson recently received a prestigious 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. This is her first Fulbright Award. She is the program coordinator for the University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). She is also an associate professor in the CHP’s …

Detroit Mercy offers new Part-Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing track

New program can save students more than $13,000 in tuition costs over length of program University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions & McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) has created a Part-Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PT BSN) program that can save students more than $13,000 in tuition …

New crowdfunding effort to support Student Food Pantry

Detroit Mercy’s Happy, Health, Organizing-Change (H2O) organization recently launched the Student Food Pantry to help decrease food insecurity among students. In addition, the University Advancement Department has established a crowdfunding initiative to raise important funds in support of the food pantry. H2O is part of the University’s Institute for Leadership …

Fight the holiday calories with UREC

University Recreation (UREC) is putting Detroit Mercy to the test! Can you complete the workout of the week, prepare the meal of the week, attend a fitness class or walk 10,000 steps? The Holiday Wellness Challenge runs through Friday. Dec. 7. The winner will receive a “Finals Survival Kit” with …

Students represent at MCACHE Case Competition

Congratulations to the student team that represented Detroit Mercy’s MHSA program at the annual MCACHE Case Competition at Oakland University, Oct. 19. Team members included Eric Jakovac, Mustafa Kamalaldinm Molly Wolynski and Princy Sharma. Five student teams representing five graduate health administration programs in the Midwest participated in the competition. …