Skip to content

College of Nursing

iCON | Intranet for the College of Nursing
iCON | Intranet
An icon representing iCON, the Intranet for the College of Nursing


Delivering community care that improves health outcomes

Being on the front lines of healthcare delivery, nurses represent the largest group of professionals in healthcare. There are over three million nurses in the United States and an estimated 173,000 registered nurses (RNs) in Michigan. Additionally, many of these RNs hold Advance Practice Registered Nurse Specialty Certification in Michigan:

  • 13,000 Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • 200 Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  • 2,700 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)


The College of Nursing utilizes partnerships with numerous individual nurses, healthcare organizations, and institutions to enhance the skills of nursing professionals and positively impact the evolving healthcare system. To achieve this faculty may choose to incorporate practice into their assignment. Faculty practice encourages an environment that provides social justice and health equity by improving access to care and treatment by providing care that community members need. The formed partnerships emphasize the value nursing brings to healthcare in various settings.


Faculty who practice precept the graduate and undergraduate nursing students to engage students in real-life care and showcase their expertise. This expertise is focused on community care that improves quality of life and population health through clinical practice that is a collaboration of services with a variety of community partnerships.