Elissa A. Wagner, DNP, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 2350 400NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 764-8617
Fax: (734) 936-5525

Scholarly Expertise / Activity


  • Nursing education
  • Medical-surgical
  • Cardio/pulmonary nursing
  • Kinesthetic learning activities
  • Communication
Dr. Wagner is an educator who has focused her career in adult medical-surgical nursing and critical care.  She has designed her teaching of undergraduate nursing students to include her years of previous patient care experience, engaging learning strategies and simulation.  She is dedicated to helping students transition into clinical nursing by making connections between theory and practice.  Additionally, her interests include clinical research and best practice implementation at the bedside.


Dr. Wagner has taught clinical courses in the undergraduate program.  This includes students in the Traditional BSN program and Second Career BSN program.


  • DNP, Madonna University, Livonia, MI, 2016
  • MSN, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, 2009
  • BSN, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH, 1995
  • Nursing Diploma, St. Vincent Medical Center School of Nursing, Toledo, OH, 1994