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Clinical Practice

From the classroom, to the clinic

Our faculty practice is backed by the research of MSU, the highly regarded education programs of the College and the expertise of the MSU HealthTeam. MSU Nurse Practitioner faculty provide primary care services in local communities through clinical partnerships, including those listed below:

Ingham County Health Department

The Ingham County Health Department enhances the health of Ingham County Residents by connecting residents to healthcare resources. The College provides a full scope of primary care services for children at the Child Health Clinic.

  • Rhonda Conner-Warren, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC

Holt Senior Care & Rehab Center

Holt Senior Care & Rehab Center has served the needs of the community since 1971, providing short-term rehabilitation, long-term and holistic end-of-life care. The facility participates in Medicare and Medicaid with a 104-bed capacity. The mission is to provide quality care and services in an atmosphere that promotes living each day to the fullest. The Center is a community of individuals who live and work together. The relationships between the people served and valued healthcare professionals create a place where people can comfortably reside for a few weeks or choose to call home. Daily life at Holt Senior Care & Rehab Center is centered around restoring health, recovering abilities and rejoicing in life.

  • Linda Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, FAANP

MSU Health Care Family Medicine

This clinic is a collaborative venture between the College of Nursing and the Department of Family Medicine in the College of Human Medicine. This integrated practice enhances opportunities for interdisciplinary care, research, and education within our academic setting. Nursing faculty provides primary care services for clients across the life-span. 

  • Kristin Castine, DNP, RN, ANP-BC

  • Patrick Crane, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC
  • Katherine Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
  • Denise Soltow Hershey, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

MSU Department of Neurology  

The Department of Neurology has created an environment at Michigan State University that allows for robust clinical and basic neuroscience research opportunity, vibrant educational programs in both Neurology and Ophthalmology, outstanding clinical services in all the major disciplines of Neurology and outreach throughout Michigan and beyond. Our nursing faculty provide excellent clinical care in the headache subspecialty discipline.

  • Leslie Simons, DNP, ANP-BC

MSU Department of Surgery Comprehensive Breast Clinic

The breast team is an academic, interprofessional team dedicated to providing excellence in essential breast care for benign and cancer conditions. Dr. Smania provides screening and diagnostic breast care services to both women and men. She is a board certified Advanced Genetics Nurse and provides genetic counseling and testing for cancer risk.

MSU’s Pink Impact Breast Care program provides essential breast care services to uninsured, underinsured and low-income men and women in the community. Thanks to funding from the Susan G. Komen Michigan Affiliate more than 600 services provided breast exams, screening mammograms, diagnostic procedures, and community education

  • Mary Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, FAANP

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Western Michigan University  Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is committed to delivering excellent care to our patients and their families. They offer a broad spectrum of clinical services to meet the diverse needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Experienced faculty physicians are highly qualified and trained in the latest practices as care providers and teachers committed to lifelong learning. Faculty physicians lead the care teams that may include resident physicians who are seeking advanced training, advanced practice providers, nurses, ancillary services staff, medical students, and other learners. It is a teaching facility that offers a team approach to your care. Their primary care practices are nationally recognized as a patient-centered medical home and their model of care emphasizes care coordination and communication to best meet the needs of their patients and their families.

  • Ann Sheehan, DNP, RN, CPNP