Feb 19, 2020  
2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 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 Immediate: Denise Shourd
Clinical Coordinator: Linda Scott
Graduate Senior Administrative Assistant: Marcia Campbell
Academic Advisors: Maris Gilles, Vickie Jaskiewicz
Senior Administrative Assistant: Carol Hall
Principal Secretary: Karin Anderson

Professor Margaret Andrews, Huey-Ming Tzeng; Associate Professor Marilyn McFarland; Assistant Professor Constance Creech, Beverly Jones, Linda Knecht, Barbara Kupferschmid, Marsha Lesley, Hiba Wehbe-Alamah; Clinical Assistant Professor Melva Craft-Blacksheare, Deborah Filos, Marilyn Filter, Rose Luster-Turner, Judy Haefner, Margie Murray-Wright, Richard Richardson, Maureen Tippen; Clinical Instructor Ree Ann Slagor, Diane Towers;  Lecturer III Christina Aplin-Kalisz, Libby Bell, Jamie Koonmen, Eunice Muriu;  Lecturer II Susan Colarossi; Lecturer I Virginia Adams, Maureen Anthony, Mary Bair, Cate Bierlein, Denise Cooper, Christy Duffield, Michelle Dupuis, Jacqueline Dye, Marilyn Eipperle, Towana Ernst, Kathleen Fisher, Richard Freedberg, Susan Gabriel, Valerie Garth, Suzanne Guzelaydin, Patricia Hanson, Carol Higgins, Ann Hubbert, Bonnie Hudson, Mary Keane, Peggy Kearney, Roberta Kennedy, Mary Killeen, Ann Kruszewski, Diann Krywko, Marilyn Legacy, Margaret Mahlin, Elaine McNamara, Sonya Moreau, June Murray, Mark Reynolds, Daniel Streetman, Tina Throop, Virginia Uhley, Vicki Watkins, Juanita Wells, Bonnie Whaite, Daniel Yeakel, Joanne Yastik; Intermittent Lecturer Charles Johnston, Jenny LaChance, John Thornburg; Adjunct Lecturer Brenda Cameron,Theresa Stevens; Adjunct Clinical Lecturer Sheila Aikin, Jeremy Alcodray, Beth Ammerman, Shannon Ash, Tammy Ball, Rebecca Banat, Edith Bardzilowski, Mary Beljan, Lynnette Bourne, Betty Brandt, Sandra Cooper, Iris Cornell, Doris Ethier, Margaret Franckowiak, Nicole Gellhaus, Diane Gutchak, Gerri Hagadon, Charlotte Jackson-Melvin, Suzanne Johnson, Roberta Kennedy, Sharlene Kennedy, 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, Monica Wollman; Lab Instructor Amanda Bachman, Judy Burger

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 Department of Nursing provides:

  • Quality student-centered undergraduate and graduate education for men and women in pursuit of excellence in nursing.
  • A focus on culturally competent care as the foundation for all theoretical and clinical learning experiences.
  • Interdisciplinary local, state, and global partnerships that promote health and prevent disease for people of all ages across the lifespan.

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

Five programs are offered, all leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):  the University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Basic BSN Program , the Accelerated Second Degree Program , the Nursing Program for Registered Nurses (BSN) , and the Honors Program in Nursing . The Department of Nursing also offers the 

  and the 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 

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 , NUR 435 NUR 436 

Independent study courses: NUR 399 , NUR 499 


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