1. University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Ann-Arbor School of Nursing (UMSN) provides an academic environment where students are prepped to become the nursing leaders for current and changing healthcare systems. The U-M School of Nursing boasts that its critical study of theory, cutting-edge curriculum, state-of-the-art technology, authorship of research, advanced clinical practice, and mentored leadership in complex organizations are all part of the UMSN education.

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The Good

  • Trauma-Informed Practice Mini-Certificate
  • Recognized Success
  • PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center
  • MSN Programs

Trauma-Informed Practice Mini-Certificate

Juniors and seniors pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing can participate in three one-credit mini-courses that focus on trauma-informed practice. Students who complete the course will receive a certificate in addition to earning credit. Each course is offered once and students will meet for a full-day Saturday interactive workshop. 

Recognized Success

In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Michigan School of Nursing #1 in nurse-midwifery, #5 in nursing administration, #15 in Doctorate in Nursing Practice, and #11 overall for its master’s degree programs. 

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center

The School of Nursing is a designated PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center. This allows its students to see how international health policy is formed through intergovernmental organizations. Students also have the opportunity to work with the faculty in several global clinical settings, allowing them to complete a global health concentration.

MSN Programs

UMSN has a variety of programs for students to select from, allowing them to pursue their clinical interest:

  • Acute, Primary and Family Care
    • Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner
    • Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
    • Primary care pediatric nurse practitioner
    • Acute care pediatric nurse practitioner
    • Primary care family nurse practitioner
  • Midwifery
    • Nurse-midwife
    • Nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner
    • Nurse midwife and primary care pediatric nurse practitioner

The Bad

  • Lack of Online Degrees

Lack of Online Degrees

On the U-M Nursing website, there is no mention of whether or not the school allows students to earn online degrees. If the school does offer online opportunities for nursing, information about them is not easily found.

The Bottom Line

Overall, the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor School of Nursing is a solid option for students interested in the field of nursing. UMSN has plenty of degrees for nurses in all stages of their career. 

There doesn't appear to be an option to do school online, but the school has been recognized for several of its programs.

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