March 08, 2017

University of Detroit Mercy has formed a new nursing partnership with Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids.

The new program allows Cornerstone students to earn a two-year associate of science in Health Services degree and, upon completion, guaranteed enrollment in the McAuley School of Nursing at Detroit Mercy.

Upon enrollment at Detroit Mercy, students will work to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students will have the opportunity for clinical placements at more than 11 health care agencies in a variety of clinical experiences, including pediatric, obstetric, mental-health, fundamentals, community or medical-surgical.

“University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to partner with Cornerstone University in this new nursing partnership,” said University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. “Our similar mission and commitment to increasing the number of nursing professionals in the state made this an ideal collaboration.”

Upon graduation from the program, students are prepared to take the NCLEX examination and practice as a registered nurse.

“Through our common values, our collaboration has developed a strong articulation agreement that adheres to both Detroit Mercy and Cornerstone University’s high academic standards,” added Christine Pacini, Dean of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing. “The program’s 2+2 model will allow these students to obtain a nursing degree and gain beneficial experience in the delivery of health care in an urban environment.”