School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Cheryl Jusela, DNP, NP-BC, ANP-C

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Assistant Professor
2016 Human Health Building 
(248) 364-8769

Dr. Jusela has been a Registered Nurse since 2002 and a Nurse Practitioner since 2007. As an Adult Nurse Practitioner, she provides care to adult and geriatric populations in acute care, long-term care, and primary care settings. She is passionate about the patient experience and the quality of care received as they transition between and within settings of care. Dr. Jusela’s research interest focuses on the discharge from hospitals to skilled/assisted living facilities.



  • DNP – University of Michigan
  • MSN in Adult Nurse Practitioner – Michigan State University
  • BSN – Oakland University
  • BS in Nursing – Wayne State University


Research Area Interests

  • Transitional Care
  • Long-term Care
  • Critical Care
  • Adult-gerontology



  • Grants
    • Centers for Frail and Vulnerable Elders and CIC Collaborative (2016): Project BOOST: A Community- Academic Partnership ($10,000).
  • Publications
    • Jusela, C., Struble, L., Gallagher, N. A., Redman, R. W., & Ziemba, R. A. (2017). Communication between acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities during care transitions. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(3), 19-28. doi:10.3928/00989134-20161109-03



Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Michigan Council of Nursing Practitioners
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners