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The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) offers a 4-year direct admit Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Aquinas College (AQ). This unique partnership with Aquinas College and Trinity Health Grand Rapids provides the opportunity to complete liberal arts and supportive coursework at AQ taught by Aquinas faculty. All nursing coursework is taught by UDM faculty. Students gain hands on clinical experience at Trinity Health Grand Rapids and several other facilities throughout Grand Rapids. Students graduate with a BSN from the University of Detroit Mercy. The program at the Detroit Mercy is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Since nursing students are technically UDM students, they are not eligible to participate on Aquinas College athletic teams.

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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Steps for Nursing Applicants


This checklist has everything you need to do before you join us in the University of Detroit Mercy Nursing Program at Aquinas College.View the Checklist



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.
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