Alyssa Fraser, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC


LEO Lecturer I
Undergraduate Studies Program
400 North Ingalls, 2160A

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

Telephone: 734-615-8209

Interests

  • Pediatric Preventative Healthcare & Wellness Promotion
  • Newborn Care & Parental Education
  • Pediatric Behavioral & Mental Health
  • Congenital Heart Disease

Alyssa Fraser, MSN, APRN, CPNP, is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and LEO Lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She currently works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the primary care setting, and her background holds rich experience as a staff nurse in pediatric cardiothoracic intensive care and neonatal intensive care settings, where she was involved with a variety of unit-based initiatives and served as a preceptor for nursing students and new hires. Ms. Fraser has always been passionate about the pediatric population, as it is a unique specialty requiring creativity, the development of trusting partnerships with patients, as well as their caregivers, and the support of the connection between health in childhood and health in adulthood.

Teaching

Ms. Fraser believes that success, whether personal or in the nursing profession, stems from three critical components: knowledge, critical thinking, and curiosity. These pieces work in an everlasting cyclical fashion with each other, leading to lifelong learning. Knowledge helps one to understand the world, as well as oneself, critical thinking enables one to incorporate and apply knowledge, and curiosity encourages one to acquire additional knowledge as the current limitations of what is known are realized. Ms. Fraser strives to create a student-centered learning environment for undergraduate learners that is empowering and engaging, while encouraging this triad of success and preparing students to practice humanistically at the forefront of healthcare.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 2018 – Present
  • Member, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Chapter, 2018 – Present
  • Member, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Developmental Behavioral and Mental Health Special Interest Group, 2018 – Present
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2014 – Present
  • Member, Michigan Nurses Association, 2014 – 2016
  • Camp Counselor & Camp Nurse, Camp Michitanki (Michigan Transplant Kids), 2013 – 2015
  • Member, Global Medical Brigades in Ghana, Africa, 2013

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health in Rural Settings Scholarship, Duke University School of Nursing, 2018
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Epsilon Chapter, Duke University School of Nurisng, 2018
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Chapter, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 2014

Education

  • MSN, Duke University, Durham, NC 2018
  • BSN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2014

Publication Highlights

  • Hetfield, A. & Sperl, S. (2018). Mental Health Stigma and Implications for Pediatric Primary Care Providers. [Poster presentation]. 25th Annual North Carolina Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina.