The School of Nursing is fortunate that the Marquette County area is rich in the quality and variety of health care agencies available for students for their clinical experiences.

UP Health System - Marquette, Upper Michigan's only regional medical center, is just a mile from NMU. In recent years, UP Health System - Marquette (formerly Marquette General Hospital-MGH) has undergone exceptional growth and offers a full range of medical specialties and other health services. Students have the opportunity to work on a wide range of specialty units. UP Health System - Marquette has a state-of-the-art cancer treatment program; cardiovascular program; including open heart surgery; orthopedics; neonatal intensive care; rehab center; a wide range of psychiatric services; general medical and surgical care and the finest in diagnostic and lab services. 

UP Health System - Bell in Ishpeming, just a short drive from campus, allows students to explore the range of services provided by a community hospital. Students can discover general medical, surgical, pediatric and OB services offered there.

The Marquette County Health Department, UP Health System - Marquette Home Care and U.P. Home Nursing provide student experience in public and home health settings. Marquette County school systems also offer experiences in school nursing and health teaching.

Norlite Nursing Home, Jacobetti Veterans Facility and Marquette County Medical Care Facility all provide opportunities for experiences in long-term care and caring for the elderly. Bay Cliff Health Camp, Head Start and other child-care centers provide opportunities to care for children with health problems. In addition, there are numerous other agencies that can be utilized to meet the unique educational needs of our students.

Another major benefit to our students, aside from their academic clinical experience, is that many of the agencies hire student nurses in special work positions. This gives the student the opportunity to work to earn money and additional clinical experience time. Once the student completes some of the basic nursing courses, many work opportunities become available.

Title IX Statement

Northern Michigan University is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment free from discrimination. NMU supports the Title IX* federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including: gender based discrimination, pregnancy and parenting discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, voyeurism, and any other conduct of a sexual nature that is nonconsensual. Title IX covers any area where an NMU student is assigned for placement (e.g. student teaching) and/or participates in an internship arranged or initiated by the University, during their term at NMU.

The University cares about you. If you believe you are experiencing or experienced sex discrimination, in a university or non-university sponsored placement and/or internship, please report. The University has resources and support information available for you.

To report, please contact:
Complaints against employees, applicants, and third parties
Janet Koski Director of Equal Opportunity Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
105 Cohodas Building

Complaints against students
Mary Brundage Associate Dean of Students Deputy Title IX Coordinator
2001 Hedgcock

Public Safety and Police Services
158 Services Building

* Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."