Professional Program Days

Mercy College's Professional Program Days welcomes all students who are new to their professional program of study with a series of activities designed to bring students, faculty and staff closer together.  This session is designed for those who are new to Mercy College as well as those who have been attending Mercy College but will now start classes within their professional programs.

All students are required to attend Professional Program Day prior to starting their professional program of study. Each session provides information to familiarize students with services, procedures and policies of individual programs that are necessary for success during on-campus coursework as well as while in the many clinical experiences you will have in hospitals and other settings. Students will hear from their school dean, academic program chair and meet with their faculty advisor.  Students also receive information from their first semester program instructors, which will help to make the first day of class that much more successful.

If you have a conflict with attending your Professional Program day, you will need to make arrangements with one of the people shown below, in advance, to make-up this content.

Content Overview:   

  1. Professional Program Details (Clinical Schedules, etc.)
  2. Program Policie Handbooks
  3. Opportunity to meet your advisor

Have a Conflict?   

You’ll need to contact one of the following Program Chairs to determine what you’ll need to do to make this day up.

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students
    Adrienne St.Clair (643-6610)
  • Emergency Medical Services Students
    David Filipp (643-7498)
  • Health Care Administration Students
    Dr. Suzanne Crandall (643-6619)
  • Health Science Students
    Dr. Jeannine Matz (643-6703)
  • Medical Assisting Students
    Dr. Janet Roberts-Andersen (643-6705)
  • Medical Laboratory Science Students
    Kyla Dippold (643-6772)
  • Nursing
    Mary Schemmel (643-6731)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Students
    Sue Bravard (643-6614)
  • Radiologic Technology Students
    Karen Norris (643-6616)
  • Surgical Technology Students
    Kathy Balmer (643-6719)

Quick Info

Professional Program Days

Sullivan Center Lobby

Pre-Professional Program students: 

  • TBD

School of Allied Health students: 

  • Wednesday, August 31 - 4:30-6 pm

This date is for all students in Allied Health programs, with the exception of students in the RT program.

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences students: 

  • Thursday, September 1 - 4:30-6:30 pm

Students registered for their first courses in the BSHS and online BSHCA programs will meet with the Program Chair. Others will meet online or individually with the Program Chair.

School of Nursing students:

  • There will not be a Fall 2016 Professional Program day for Nursing.

Students registered for their first professional courses in the ASN and BSN programs need to attend their first lecture session.

Students registered for their first professional courses in the online RN to BSN program will be contacted by their course instructor for their online orientation session.