Nursing Education With a Tradition of Caring

The Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares students to comprehensively assess, diagnose, and treat common acute illnesses and manage chronic stable health condition of infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adult, child bearing women, and older adult populations. Our program places an emphasis on family centered health promotion, evidence-based practice in support of quality outcomes,  and guidance and counseling.

Students will complete 600 direct care supervised clinical practicum hours in a variety of settings, specialties,  and serving diverse populations. Upon graduation students are prepared to become certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and to obtain Nurse Practitioner specialty certification by the State of Michigan.

Degrees Offered



Nurse Practitioner Programs (MSN)

Become ANCC/AANP certified and obtain Nurse Practitioner specialty certification by the State of Michigan

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Nursing Administration / Leadership (MSN)

Prepares professional nurses to enter leadership roles in healthcare delivery organizations

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DNP Program

Lead and shape future healthcare systems through collaboration with other health care professionals

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Faculty Bios

Tracey E. ChanAssistant Professor and NP Program Director

B.S.N., Oakland University

M.S.N., Madonna University

Nurse Educator Certificate, University of Detroit Mercy


734-793-2464, Room D-105

Tracey E. Chan

Tracey is an adult nurse practitioner and joined Madonna's full-time faculty in 2012. She teaches in the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program in which she serves as the lead faculty. She continues her clinical practice caring for the underserved 1 day a week at McAuley Health Center in Detroit.

Tracey is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in nursing from Duquesne University. Her research interests include competency-based education, clinical readiness, nurse practitioner practice, and weight loss. She is on the board of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium and a member of Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioner, Sigma Theta Tau, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She also serves as the faculty mentor for the Madonna University Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioner student chapter.

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Gail A. LisProfessor and Chairperson of Graduate Nursing

B.S.N., Mercy College of Detroit

M.S.N., Wayne State University

Post Master's Acute Care Nurse

Pract. Cert., Wayne State Univ.

D.N.P., Case West. Reserve Univ.


734-432-5479, Room D-117

Gail A. Lis

Dr. Gail A. Lis primarily teaches at the graduate level in the nurse practitioner program. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in the master's core (evidence-based practice), advanced practice core (pharmacology), and adult gerontology acute care clinical program. Dr. Lis also serves as committee chairperson and committee member for a variety of DNP capstone projects. Dr. Lis's clinical area of interest is that of infectious disease and currently practices within the Henry Ford Health System.

Through the use of active teaching strategies, Dr. Lis is able to support knowledge development through application of concepts using theory and clinical expertise. Active teaching strategies used are concept mapping, unfolding case studies, simulation, and group work. Research interests are diverse but primarily relate to evaluation of active teaching strategies in both the classroom and clinical setting.

Dr. Lis enjoys working with the nurse practitioner students in the capstone class to develop quality projects and providing support for launching into advanced nursing practice.

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