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Family Nurse Practitioner

The post MSN 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, guidance and counseling, and caring for the vulnerable and underserved. Students are required to complete 500 direct care hours. Currently certified NP’s who are expanding into this area of practice may request a waiver of selected course and clinical experiences. This is individually determined upon admission by gap analysis. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered through ANCC or AANP and obtain additional specialty certification through the State of Michigan.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care

The AGACNP post MSN certificate program prepares students to comprehensively assess, diagnose, and treat complex acute, critical and chronic health conditions in young adults, adults, and older adult populations. Our program places an emphasis on evidence-based patient centered care with an emphasis on prevention of illness, quality assurance, in addition to seamless care coordination. Students are required to complete 500 direct care hours. Currently certified NP’s who are expanding into this area of practice may request a waiver of selected courses and clinical experiences. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Certification Exam offered through ANCC or AACN and obtain additional specialty certification. This program is offered on ground at Main Campus or as an On-line Accelerated program. Out of state students may apply to the on-line program if they reside in a SARA participating state.

Adult Gerontology Primary Care

The AGPCNP post MSN certificate program prepares students to comprehensively assess, diagnose, and treat common acute illnesses and manage chronic stable health conditions of adolescents, adults, and older adults. Our program places an emphasis on health promotion, evidence-based practice in support of quality outcomes, guidance and counseling of individuals and families, and caring for the vulnerable and underserved.  Students are required to complete 500 direct care hours. Currently certified NPs who are expanding into this area of practice may request a waiver of selected courses and clinical experiences. This is individually determined upon admission by gap analysis. This is individually determined upon admission by gap analysis. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the Adult Gerontology certification exam offered through ANCC or AANP and obtain additional specialty certification through the State of Michigan.

Adult Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Specialist

Prepare APRN’s to provide high quality hospice and palliative care services to patients, families and caregivers during serious, progressive illnesses. Palliative care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses provide holistic care that focuses on disease management, symptom relief, emotional distress, and care transitions. Students will have the opportunity to provide direct care in a variety of settings and obtain enough clinical hours to become certified as Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (ACHPCN).

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Gerontology

This 9 semester certificate provides practicing APRN’s (NP’s and CNS’s) the opportunity to experience an interdisciplinary approach to managing the complex health care needs of older adults and their families with a specialty focus on culturally sensitive, evidence based care management strategies that include gerontology pharmacology, physiology and assessment considerations. A 60 hour interdisciplinary field experience is part of this certificate program. Students who hold a nurse practitioner certification without gerontology and wish to obtain “gerontology” certification will be required to complete an additional 4 semester hour clinical practicum course with a local preceptor in SARA participating states.

Degrees Offered

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Plan of Study
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Specialty - Plan of Study
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Plan of Study
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Specialty - Plan of Study
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Post-MSN Certificate - Plan of Study
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Post-MSN Certificate - Plan of Study
  • Adult AP Hospice & Palliateive Care Nurse Specialist, Post-MSN Certificate - Plan of Study
  • APRN Gerontology, Post Master's Certification - Plan of Study
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - Plan of Study

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Student Success, Adult Gerontology Acuite Care

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Fawn Watts

Fawn completed her BSN in 2012 from Madonna University and her MSN in the Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program in May 2015.  Fawn is currently in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program here at MU. She served as an adjunct clinical instructor here in NUR 3810, and achieved the Nurse Health Educator Certificate in May 2015. Fawn is the President of the Madonna University Chapter of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. 

Student Success, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Post-MSN Cert

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Janice Marchildon, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Janice pursued a post masters certificate as an advanced practice nurse in primary care while working as an Assistant Professor and RN caring for patients with chronic kidney disease. Janice teaches at the graduate level and works collaboratively in a specialized outpatient nephrology practice setting, serving the Romulus, Chelsea, Monroe, Brighton, Canton, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area. 

Student Success, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

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Susanna Sirianni, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC

Returned to Madonna University to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice along with a certificate in the Acute Care NP program. As an NP in the Surgical Intensive care unit and adjunct faculty, Sue felt compelled to further her education in order to provide the highest quality of care. Since completing her DNP and ACNP, Sue has become the lead NP at Sinai Grace Hospital.  Dr. Sirianni precepts NP students in her clinical practice providing them an excellent learning environment.

Student Success, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP w/AP Hospice & Palliative Care MSN

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Marianne Vesterfelt, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPCN

Graduated in one of the nation’s first advanced practice nursing programs to prepare adult primary care practitioner NPs with specialization in palliative care. With extensive work in palliative care prior to pursuing her graduate degree, she was able to pave the way for nurse practitioners in the hospice setting by developing the NP role as an integral member of the medical staff team in hospice and palliative care. In 2013 she returned to her alma mater to serve as an adjunct faculty member in the adult-gerontology primary care NP with advanced hospice and palliative specialty program at Madonna.Her early practice focused on the ALS population for whom she was able to develop and implement a ‘crisis breathing’ care pack and protocol to manage some of the end of life symptoms within the difficult population. She became an educator in the area of the special needs of that population. She developed a ventilator withdrawal protocol to ensure symptom management and focused on the complex symptom management issues at end of life.In 2013, she broadened her scope as a NP to include sub-acute rehabilitation focusing on readmissions and unplanned discharges. She recognized with late admissions into palliative care services that there was a need to influence the patient’s course of health earlier in the illness trajectory.Marianne is now the Director of Nursing and Clinical Care at Marywood Nursing Care Center. She is piloting a new model of administration that combines business details while remaining active in the clinical direction of patients. She looks forward to developing new approaches to improve the overall health and lives of the population she serves throughout the continuum of life.

Primary Care Faculty

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

tchan@madonna.edu

734-793-2464, Room D-114

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. She 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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Jennifer C. RohrbornAssistant Professor

B.S.N., Oakland University

M.S.N., Madonna University

jrohrborn@madonna.edu

734-432-5490, D-163

Jennifer C. Rohrborn

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Sandra RichardsAssistant Professor

B.S., Western Michigan University

M.S., University of Michigan

F.N.P., Andrews University

D.N.P., Madonna University

srrichards@madonna.edu

734-432-5489, Room D-112

Sandra Richards

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Claude W. Lauderbach, Jr. 

B.A., Albion College

B.S.N., Creighton University

D.N.P., Wayne State University

M.S., University of Michigan

clauderbach@madonna.edu

734-432-5482, D-108

Claude W. Lauderbach, Jr.

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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Faculty

Patricia A. ClarkAssociate Professor

B.S.N., Mercy College of Detroit

M.S.N., Wayne State University

D.N.P., Oakland University

pclark@madonna.edu

734-432-5830, Room D-120

Patricia A. Clark

Dr. Patricia Clark is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and Health. She joined the full-time faculty of Madonna University in 2014. She completed her doctoral degree in 2008 at Oakland University and her M.S.N. in 1996 at Wayne State University. She teaches in the undergraduate nursing program as well as the acute care nurse practitioner tract of the graduate nursing program.

Dr. Clark's area of interest includes the care of critically ill adults. She is actively involved in community service with the Health & Wellness committee at her church. Dr. Clark is a member of the following professional organizations: Michigan Certified Nurse Practitioner (MICNP), Michigan Clinical Nurse Specialist (MICNS), American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau, International.

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Gail 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.

glis@madonna.edu

734-432-5479, Room D-117

Gail 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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Jennifer Reynolds 

A.D.N., Henry Ford Community College

B.S.N., University of Phoenix

D.N.P., Wayne State University

734-432-5563, Room D-122-C

Jennifer Reynolds

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