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2009-2010 Catalog 
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (NUR)

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2180 William S. White Building
(810) 762-3420
Fax: (810) 766-6851

Director: Margaret Andrews
Associate Director: Linda Knecht
Director of Graduate Nursing Programs: Constance Creech
Business Administrator Intermediate: Denise Shourd
Business Administrator Associate: Marge Hathaway
Student Administration Assistant: Marcia Campbell
Academic Advisors: Lee Cruppenink, Maris Gilles
Principal Secretary:  Carol Hall
Associate Professor Emerita: Janet Barnfather
Assistant Professor Emerita:  Ellen Woodman

Professor Margaret Andrews; Associate Professor Marilyn McFarland; Assistant Professors Constance Creech, Beverly Jones, Linda Knecht, Marsha Lesley, Hiba Wehbe-Alamah; Clinical Assistant Professor II Maureen Tippen; Clinical Assistant Professors Deborah Filos, Marilyn Filter, Kristi George, Christina Kalisz, Margie Murray-Wright, Richard Richardson;  Lecturers IV Rose Luster-Turner; Clinical Instructors ReeAnn Slagor, Diane Towers;  Lecturers II Libby Bell, Susan Colarossi, Sandra Miller, Deborah Smith; Lecturers I Beth Ammerman, Cate Bierlein, Diane Burgermeister, Denise Cooper, Christy Duffield, Michelle Dupuis, Jacqueline Dye, Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, Kate Fisher, Richard Freedberg, Sue Gabriel, Valerie Garth, Jennifer Hagerman, Patricia Hanson, Carol Higgins, Ann Hubbert, Charles Johnston, Roberta Kennedy, Diann Krywko, Margaret Mahlin, Mark Reynolds, Theresa Stevens, Bonnie Whaite, Julie Williams; Adjunct Professor John Thornburg; Adjunct Clinical Lecturers Shannon Ash, Mary Bair, Rebecca Banat, Lesley Bates, Lynnette Bourne, Betty Brandt, Brenda Buckle, Sandra Cooper, Iris Cornell, Cindy Dougherty, Lisa Edwards, Towana Ernst, Deborah Fenner, Juliet Garbow, Lauren Goldie, Suzanne Guzelaydin, Debra Hazel, Charlotte Jackson-Melvin, Peggy Kearney, Sharlene Kennedy, Jamie Koonmen, Stephanie Lelo, Sharon Lucero, Bedonna Maiberger, Tarnesa Martin, Sonya Moreau, Mary Moretto, Suzanne O’Brien, Kerry Orr, Janice Peploski, Sharon Richards, Marilyn Richardson, Cecilia Rutherford, Terry Scancella, Laurie Shafer, Teresa Stenning, Mary Beth Sweeney, Rebecca Toth, Kimberly VanSlyke, Rhonda Walker, Juanita Wells.

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 nursing program and 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, parish churches, 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 graduate program in Nursing  at the University of Michigan- Flint prepares nurses to be Family Nurse Practitioners, Adult/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, or Adult Nurse Practitioners.


In April, 2006, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting body of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, granted ten-year accreditation to both the baccalaureate program in nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing program at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Nursing. You may contact them at CCNE; One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; telephone (202) 887-6791; fax (202) 887-8476.

Department Mission and Program Assessment

The Mission of the undergraduate Nursing Program of the University of Michigan-Flint is to create a learning environment that:

  • Prepares graduates to design, manage, and provide nursing care in a variety of settings to meet the health needs of a diverse society through theory-based practice.
  • Promotes service to the University, profession, and community.
  • Supports scholarly endeavors that advance the health of society.

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 concentration programs are offered, all leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing : the University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center (UM-F/HMC) Basic BSN Program , the Honors Program in Nursing , the Registered Nurse Program , and the Accelerated Second Degree Program . The Nursing Department also offers a Master of Science in Nursing  Program with three tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Nurse Practitioner. This program is no longer taking applicantions. It is transitioning to a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program . See the Graduate Study  section of this Catalog for further information.


Nursing Development and Research

2180 William S. White Building
(810) 762-3420

Director: Margaret Andrews

The Office of Nursing Development and Research is organized to meet the needs of nurses for continued learning beyond their basic preparation. The Office works cooperatively with Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee health care institutions/agencies, as well as state-wide professional organizations, to provide conferences and workshops for health care professionals.

Instructors for continuing education programs include state and national leaders, specialists in health care agencies, and University of Michigan-Flint faculty. Participation in continuing education programs is open to health care professionals in hospitals, home health and community health agencies, nursing homes, health care organizations, industry, and schools.

Continuing Education Credit

The Office of Nursing Development and Research is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Michigan Nurses’ Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. Availability of continuing education credits for other health care professionals is dependent upon the content of the specific program and the requirements of the professional organization/provider.

Course Credit Ratios For All Nursing Programs 

Lecture and seminar course credit is a 1:1 ratio, which is standard for the University of Michigan-Flint: for each credit earned, one 50-minute hour is allocated. Practicum course credit is a 2:1 ratio, two 60-minute hours of contact per week for each credit earned. Clinical course credit is a 3:1 ratio, three 60-minute contact hours per week for each clinical credit earned. Lab course credit is a 2:1 ratio, two 60-minute contact hours per week for each lab credit earned. Independent study credit is a 3:1 ratio.

Lecture courses: NSC 168 NSC 207 , NSC 208 , NSC 209 , NSC 233 , NSC 234 NUR 110 NUR 255 , NUR 300 , NUR 308 , NUR 369 , NUR 407 , NUR 421 .

Seminar/Clinical course: NUR 435 .

Lecture/Lab course: NUR 202 .

Lecture/Clinical courses: NUR 220 , NUR 250 , NUR 320 , NUR 330 , NUR 335 , NUR 405 , NUR 410 , NUR 430 .

Independent study courses: NUR 399 , NUR 499 .

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