Overview & Objectives


The Faculty Practice Plan (FPP) is comprised of a group of U-M School of Nursing faculty who maintain an active nursing practice. Because of their current engagement in this ever evolving field, members of the FPP are uniquely situated to help advance the nursing profession through the integration of practice, research, and education, and to model expert, innovative nursing care.
Read a letter from the Dean on faculty practice at the U-M School of Nursing. 


One of the three purposes stated in the School of Nursing Mission is service, a commitment to providing and improving healthcare for the community. In support of this defining pillar, the Faculty Practice Plan (FPP) exists as an innovative partnership between the School of Nursing faculty, local communities, and organizations with three primary goals:
  • Provide high quality, direct patient care through creative nurse-community partnerships
  • Design and implement bold new models and solutions for the healthcare system
  • Create infrastructure and incentives for U-M School of Nursing faculty to discover, engage in, and enhance their evidence-based practice


As part of their appointment, all Clinical Track Faculty at the U-M School of Nursing are automatically part of the Faculty Practice Plan. Other non-Clinical Track Faculty - e.g. Research and Tenure Track Faculty - who maintain an active practice are strongly encouraged to become members of the FPP and can express their interest in doing so by contacting the Office of Practice and Clinical Scholarship at (734) 763-1188.

Faculty Practice Plan Advisory Committee (FPPAC)

The FPPAC is a subgroup of the Faculty Practice Plan that provides a variety of essential functions including:
  • Advising on School of Nursing practice policies in regards to the FPP
  • Reviewing and approving faculty practice credentials
  • Interviewing and providing feedback on Clinical Track Faculty and FPP applicants