Estimates of shortages for both nurses (RNs) and primary care doctors are painting bleak pictures for future U.S. health care. Recent government reports indicate a shortage of 500,000 RNs* and 46,000 primary care physicians by 2025*. Some estimates are even higher.
The University of Michigan-Flint is offering a new program in fall of 2009, online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Offered through the School of Health Professions and Studies the DNP, provides the skills necessary for advanced nursing practice in primary health care.
University of Michigan-Flint students from the Fine Arts and Education programs, under the artistic direction of Michael C. Sevick, associate professor of art, will embark on a special project for the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute located in Flint. About a dozen students will be involved in the painting of a mural that will be located in the cancer institute's atrium.
Besides being selected a Fulbright Scholar last year, the prestigious award given University of Michigan-Flint Associate Professor Susan Gano-Phillips Ph.D., included a 10 month residency for her family. Little did she realize that spending this past academic year helping to strengthen general education in Hong Kong universities, would lead to a great travel opportunity for her and her family.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a 6.5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for students at the University of Michigan-Flint.
UM-Flint's proposed budget for 2009-2010 also included a 4.9 percent increase in graduate tuition and an 8.5 percent increase in institutional financial aid.
Charles "Chuck" Bailey, a popular associate professor at the University of Michigan-Flint for more than 30 years, is being remembered in a special way by an organization he was associated with for almost 25 years.
In late May, nine students and two nursing faculty traveled to Kenya to participate in an International Academic Service Learning course for two weeks. They provided nursing care and teaching to a variety of people through St. Mary's Mission hospital. They also left behind something special for the children.
The University of Michigan-Flint provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, has been named provost and executive vice president for Eastern Michigan University (EMU) pending approval by the EMU Board of Regents.
Provost Jack Kay has held the position on the Flint campus for the past five years.
A Peregrine Falcon chick has been moved to a University of Michigan-Flint building. According to the Michigan DNR, this is the first time they have a moved a chick from a building where it was born.
A newly signed articulation agreement could help further internationalize the University of Michigan-Flint campus. The School of Management (SOM) recently signed an agreement with the American College of Dubai (ACD) at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to facilitate transfer of credits from ACD to UM-Flint. Under this agreement, students can complete up to 33 credits in ACD, and transfer to UM-Flint's Bachelor of Business Administration program to complete the rest of their business studies.