A Personal Note to all Current and Prospective UM-Flint Nursing Students:
"I want students who study at the University of Michigan-Flint to be as passionate about being a nurse, nurse practitioner, or nurse educator as I am. I’m committed to making a difference in the lives of patients and students. I believe in partnering with other members of the health care team to promote health, prevent disease, relieve the symptoms of illness, and restore people to maximum physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I’m committed to helping people as they heal from disease and strive to reach their highest level of health following an illness, injury or accident. I believe that people with genetic or acquired disabilities are inherently valuable members of society who deserve the best care that I can provide. I believe in basing my care on the latest, state of the science knowledge. I feel pride in my profession and its contributions to solving difficult health problems affecting individuals, groups and communities. I believe that nurses make a difference in the lives of people from the moment they take their first breath until they breathe their last. I believe that it’s a privilege to care for people’s health-related needs. Nursing is more than a career or a job to me. It’s a profession that requires integrity, high ethical principles, dedication, and commitment.
I believe that nurses should use the most technically advanced, evidence-based and best professional practices available in contemporary education and health care. Whether rich, poor or middle class, I believe that people of all ages, races, cultures, religions, and national origins deserve affordable, accessible, quality nursing and health care. I believe that nurses should be leaders in health care and actively engaged in their communities. I believe that people are interconnected with each another in one global community and that all of us on planet earth are more alike than we are different in our health care needs. I believe that an education should energize, excite, and challenge you to think new thoughts, look for innovative, creative solutions to today’s problems, and prepare you to face the inevitable changes in health care that will perplex the world in the future. If you share these beliefs and want to earn your BSN, MSN or DNP degree, come to the University of Michigan-Flint."
Margaret M. Andrews, PhD, RN,FAAN, CTN-A
Director and Professor of Nursing