SAU Nursing Students Get Practical Experience

Spring Arbor University’s School of Human Services partnered with Concord Community Schools to open a health clinic to meet a shortage of care in western Jackson County Michigan, reported.

“We have a sliding-scale fee for those without insurance, but we will not turn anyone away," Cindy Magness, nurse practitioner at the clinic, told "We'll see any youth in Jackson County and in between. This service is a huge need."

The clinic is located at 203 Main St., Concord, MI 49237. For children and young adults up to the age of 21, the center provides wellness checkups, illness care, sports physicals and support for other medical needs, a press release from SAU states. The clinic offers mental health services such as individual and group sessions for bullying, eating disorders, blended families, smoking addictions, healthy lifestyles and more.

Spring Arbor University students earning their MSN degrees will complete supervised clinicals at the center. Students will receive practical field experience and the arrangement is cost-effective for the clinic.

The SAU programs involved include the Master of Arts in Counseling program, the Master of Social Work program and the Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) program. Aside from its main campus in Spring Arbor, Michigan, SAU also offers several programs that are 100 percent online including its online Master of Science in Nursing program.