School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Cheryl Jusela

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

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

Dr. Cheryl Jusela has been a registered nurse since 2002 and a practicing nurse practitioner since 2007. Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, she has provided 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. Her research interest focuses on discharge from the hospital to skilled/assisted living facilities.

  • DNP University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2015
  • MSN, Michigan State University, 2007
  • BSN, Oakland University, 2002
  • BS, Wayne State University, 1992
Research Area Interests 
  • Transitional care
  • Long-term care
  • Critical care
  • Adult Gerontological
  • 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


  • Centers for Frail and Vulnerable Elders and CIC Collaborative (2016): Project BOOST: A Community-Academic Partnership ($10,000).
Professional Affiliations 
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Michigan Council of Nursing Practitioners
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners