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The University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy) offers a 4-year baccalaureate program in nursing at Aquinas College (AQ). This unique partnership with Aquinas College and Mercy Health Saint Mary's provides the opportunity to complete liberal arts and supportive coursework at AQ taught by Aquinas faculty. All nursing coursework is taught by Detroit Mercy faculty. Students gain hands on clinical experience at Mercy Health Saint Mary's and other facilities throughout West Michigan. Students graduate with a BSN from Detroit Mercy. The baccalaureate program at the Detroit Mercy is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Students are not eligible for Aquinas College Athletics.

Direct Admit Program

With the direct admit program, you are assured your spot in the University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit Mercy) Nursing Program right out of high school rather than waiting two years to compete for a spot at another institution.


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Quick Facts: Registered Nurses
2020 Median Pay $75,330per year
$36.22 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2020 3,080,100
Job Outlook, 2020-30 9% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 276,800

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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100%Graduates have a 100% job placement rate or attend a top graduate program within 6 months of graduation.
4.2 Million  Nursing is the largest healthcare profession, with over 4.2 million RN's nationwide.
NCLEX Our nursing graduates score above the State and National NCLEX scores.
10:1Students to Faculty