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The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) offers a full-time, 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. The program is 100% in Grand Rapids. 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 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

Enter the Nursing program straight out of high school. With the direct-admit program, you are assured of your spot in the University of Detroit Mercy nursing program right out of high school rather than waiting two years to compete for a spot, as is typically the scenario at schools without the direct-admit format. With direct admission, you’ll begin your first year of college knowing you are a Nursing student.

Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Fall


Same Program. Different Campus.

UDM also offers a full-time, four-year baccalaureate program on their campus in Detroit. It provides the opportunity for freshman and transfer students to earn the same BSN entirely in Detroit.


Explore Nursing at AQ

Career Preparation based on experience

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Steps for Nursing Applicants


Join us in the UDM nursing program at Aquinas College by following these simple steps.View the Checklist



Quick Facts: Registered Nurses
2022 Median Pay $81,220 per year
$39.05 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2022 3,172,500
Job Outlook, 2022-32 6% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2022-32

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Alumni Profiles

Graduates are thankful for direct admission into the program and the small class sizes that allowed them to form personal relationships with professors.

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