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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 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: Huey-Ming Tzeng
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
Clinical Coordinator:  Valerie Garth

Professors Margaret Andrews, Huey-Ming Tzeng; Associate Professor Marilyn McFarland; Assistant Professors Constance Creech, Beverly Jones, Linda Knecht, Barbara Kupferschmid, Marsha Lesley, Hiba Wehbe-Alamah; Clinical Assistant Professors Deborah Filos, Marilyn Filter, Rose Luster-Turner, Margie Murray-Wright, Richard Richardson, Maureen Tippen; Clinical Instructors ReeAnn Slagor, Diane Towers;  Lecturer III Christina Kalisz Eunice Muriu;  Lecturers II Libby Bell, Susan Colarossi; Lecturers I Sheila Aikin, Beth Ammerman, Maureen Anthony, Denise Cooper, Melva Craft-Blacksheare, Christy Duffield, Michelle Dupuis, Jacqueline Dye, Towana Ernst, Kate Fisher, Richard Freedberg, Susan Gabriel, Valerie Garth, Patricia Hanson, Carol Higgins, Ann Hubbert, Mary Keane, Peggy Kearney, Roberta Kennedy, Mary Killeen, Jamie Koonmen, Diann Krywko, Margaret Mahlin, Sonya Moreau, Mark Reynolds, Daniel Streetman, Tina Throop, Virginia Uhley, Bonnie Whaite, Daniel Yeakel; Intermittent Lecturers Charles Johnston, Jenny LaChance, John Thornburg; Adjunct Lecturer Theresa Stevens; Adjunct Clinical Lecturers Virginia Adams, Jeremy Alcodray, Shannon Ash, Mary Bair, Tammy Ball, Rebecca Banat, Edith Bardzilowski, Mary Beljan, Lynnette Bourne, Betty Brandt, Judy Burger, Sandra Cooper, Iris Cornell, Margaret Franckowiak, Diane Gutchak, Suzanne Guzelaydin, Gerri Hagadon, Bonnie Hudson, Charlotte Jackson-Melvin, Suzanne Johnson, Sharlene Kennedy, Marilyn Legacy, Sharon Lucero, Bedonna Maiberger, Sandra Manssur, Tarnesa Martin, Claire Michelini, Mary Moretto, Suzanne O’Brien, Gwendolyn Pryor, Gail Richardson-Johnson, Cecilia Rutherford, Terry Scancella, Teresa Stenning, Moira Tannenbaum, Kimberly VanSlyke, Stacey Vorwerk, Kathleen Wahl, Rhonda Walker, Juanita Wells

Associate Professor Emerita: Janet Barnfather; Assistant Professor Emerita:  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 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, 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 Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program 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 the baccalaureate program in nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Nursing. You may contact them at CCNE; One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1230; telephone (202) 887-6791; fax (202) 887-8476.

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 http://www.umflint.edu/assessment/.

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 Doctor of Nursing Practice Program . See the Graduate Study  section of this Catalog for further information.

Course Credit Ratios For All BSN 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 401 , NUR 407 , NUR 421 .

Seminar/Clinical courses: NUR 402 , NUR 435 .

Lecture/Lab courses: NUR 120 , NUR 202 .

Lecture/Clinical courses: NUR 220 , NUR 250 , NUR 320 , NUR 330 , NUR 335 , NUR 336 , NUR 401 , NUR 405 , NUR 410 , NUR 430 .

Independent study courses: NUR 399 , NUR 499 .


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