Mar 07, 2021  
2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (NUR)

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Director: Margaret Andrews
Associate Director for Graduate Programs: Constance Creech
Associate Director for Undergraduate Programs: Margaret Murray-Wright
Business Administrator Intermediate: Denise Shourd
Graduate Program Manager: Marcia Campbell
Undergraduate Program Manager: Maris Gilles
RN to BSN Program Coordinator: Jamie Koonmen 
Clinical Coordinator: Linda Scott
Academic Advisors: Vickie Jaskiewicz, Zoë Lazar-Hale, Joy O’Brien
Administrative Specialist: Chelsea Duncan
Senior Administrative Assistant: Carol Hall
Simulation Lab Technician: James McTiernan
Senior Secretary: Laura Martin


Professor: Margaret Andrews, Marilyn McFarland; Associate Professor: Constance Creech, Hiba Wehbe-Alamah; Assistant Professor: Melva Craft-Blacksheare,Deborah Filos, Marilyn Filter, Judy Haefner, Barbarie Hollie, Beverly Jones, Megan Keiser, Linda Knecht, Barbara Kupferschmid, Marsha Lesley, Rose Luster-Turner, Margaret Murray-Wright, Richard Richardson, Maureen Tippen, Helene Vossos; Lecturer III: Christina Aplin-Kalisz, Libby Bell, Jamie Koonmen, Sonya Moreau; Lecturer II: Maureen Anthony, Susan Colarossi, Kathleen Fisher, Richard Freedberg, Patricia Hanson, Carol Higgins, Christy Idle, Mary Killeen, Daniel Streetman, Virginia Uhley; Lecturer I: Virginia Adams, Sheila Aikin, Pamela Anzicek, Mary Bair, Mary Jo Boyle, Betty Brandt, Sandra Cleveland, Tina Coffman, Deborah Conlon, Renee Courtney, Cindy Dougherty, Nancy Duckworth, Marilyn Eipperle, Margaret Franckowiak, Youvalanda Frencher, Nicholas Gaspar, Diane Gutchak, Suzanne Guzelaydin, Alishia Harris-Diouf, Mary Johnson, Jori July, Mary Keane, Keith Koonmen, Marilyn Legacy, Mary Linton, Heather Martin, Toni McCrum, Judith McKenna, Claire Michelini, June Murray, Hope Mwemba, Tammara Ramsay, Hilda Rohde-Brigance, Lydia Sanchez-Merritt, Avni Shah, April Sieh, Tamara Turney, Ginger VanDenBerg, John Vanderlaan, Vicki Watkins, Denise Will, Susan Wolgamott; Adjunct Lecturer: Andrea Becker, Brenda Cameron,Theresa Stevens; Intermittent Lecturer: Charles Johnston, Jenny LaChance, John Thornburg; Adjunct Clinical Lecturer: Jeremy Alcodray, Beth Ammerman, Shannon Ash, Patricia Atkins, Tammy Ball, Rebecca Banat, Lesley Bates, Lynnette Bourne, Tanya Brown, Lyndsey Clark, Rosemary DiBartolomeo, Janetlynne Erickson, Doris Ethier, Youvalanda Frencher, Nicole Gellhaus, Diane Gutchak, Gerri Hagadon-Szakal, Karen Hassell, Edna Hirzel, Bonnie Hudson, Michele Hyde, Charlotte Jackson-Melvin, Heather Jones, Sharlene Kennedy, Rebekah LaDuke, Ryan Mallo, Mary Moretto, Suzanne O’Brien, Veronica Robinson, Phyllis Sano, Terry Scancella, April Sieh, Ree Ann Slagor, Jenifer Sleight, Teresa Stenning, Diane Towers, Kimberly VanSlyke-Smith, Rhonda Walker, Susan Wolgamott, Antoinette Wyman; Associate Professor Emerita: Janet Barnfather; Assistant Professor Emerita: Ann Kruszewski, Ellen Woodman

Opportunities in the field of Nursing are evolving in new, challenging directions as health care settings expand and diversify. A generation ago, nurses were primarily prepared for work in hospitals. Today, a myriad of challenging opportunities is available. Through the study of theory, research and practice, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student prepares to provide health care to people across the lifespan with awareness of the exigencies of gender, culture, and ethnicity. Theoretical and clinical learning experiences prepare the student to provide care for the acutely and chronically ill and also to instruct clients in health promotion and disease and injury prevention. BSN students also develop administrative skills necessary to manage the health care needs of clients in a variety of settings. For today’s professional nurse, a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is essential.

The general education component of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which includes arts, sciences and humanities, provides the student with an academic background promoting development of a well-rounded individual. Students are challenged to develop high level analytical and critical thinking skills. Upon completion of the nursing program and School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS) general education requirements , the University of Michigan-Flint awards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Career opportunities for professional nurses are continually expanding and include: hospitals, clinics, physicians’ office practices, home health care agencies, schools, religious institutions, businesses, the military, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, wellness centers, fitness centers, and community and public health agencies. Nurses are finding opportunities in the fields of business, law and many sectors of the government. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is the foundation for graduate study in nursing. The UM-Flint full-time and part-time Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Michigan-Flint prepares nurses to be Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. The UM-Flint full-time and part-time Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepare nurses to be Family Nurse Practitioners.  A Post-Graduate Certificate is also available for licensed nurse practitioners seeking to certify as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner.


The baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs at University of Michigan-Flint are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Mission and Program Assessment

The department of nursing is committed to providing quality education to diverse students in pursuit of excellence in nursing practice, leadership and scholarship. A student-centered approach and a focus on evidence-based and culturally competent care are the foundation for theoretical and clinical learning experiences. Interprofessional, local and global partnerships influence our commitment to health and wellbeing for all people.   

The Department of Nursing participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Students are expected to fully engage in this process. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at

Programs in Nursing

Four programs are offered, all leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): the University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Traditional BSN Program , the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program , the Nursing Program for Registered Nurses (BSN) , and the Honors Program in Nursing . The Department of Nursing also offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program  and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program  as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate . See the Graduate Study  section of this Catalog for further information. The School of Health Professions and Studies offers an undergraduate minor and certificate program in Health Navigation , including a Nursing Track. For further information, see the School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS)  section of this Catalog.



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