Noël Arring, DNP, PhD, RN, OCN

Noël Arring

Assistant Professor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 4356 400NIB

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

Telephone: (734) 763-8280
Fax: (734) 647-2416


  • Cancer Care Delivery
  • Symptom Management
  • Integrative Health
  • Science of Teams
  • Evidence-Based Practice

Dr. Arring is a nurse leader with expertise in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, change management and research. In her nursing leadership roles, she spearheaded creating a culture of evidence-based practice, developed nursing research infrastructure and played a critical role in Magnet® designation. Her research mission is to improve the cancer care experience for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Her research focuses on western and integrative health interventions for cancer symptom management and leveraging the science of teams to optimize healthcare delivery. 

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • Ginseng as an Intervention to Decrease Cancer-Related Fatigue in Post-Treatment Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Mayo Clinic, Arizona Nursing Research Steering Committee Grant and Mayo Clinic Marley Award. Role: PI
  • Enhancing Sexual Health in Female Cancer Survivors. Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Role: Co-I
  • Self-administered Hypnosis for the Management of Hot Flashes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 1R01AT009384-01A1 NIH/NCCIH. Role: Co-I


It is important to Dr. Arring that she is approachable and available as a mentor and educator. She strives to create an accessible educational environment that engages learners by employing teaching strategies that engage learners. She often employs flipped classroom and peer learning techniques to increase learner engagement and understanding.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, American Nurses Association (ANA), 2010-Present
  • Member, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2017-Present
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2019-present
  • Member, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), 2008-Present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Leadership in Action Award: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Nurse Leader, Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders, 2018
  • Jonas Nurse Scholar, 2016-2018
  • Excellence through Teamwork Award , Mayo Clinic, 2016
  • Excellence in Teamwork Award, Mayo Clinic, 2011


  • Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 2018
  • DNP, University of Massachusettes, Amherst, MA 2012
  • BA, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1998
  • ADN, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 2003

Publication Highlights

  • Arring, N. M., Barton, D. L., Brooks, T., & Zick, S. M. (2019). Integrative Therapies for Cancer-Related Fatigue. The Cancer Journal, 25(5), 349–356. PMID: 31567463

  • Mangold, K & Arring, N.M. (2019) Advancing Professional Practice Through a Research and Evidence-Based Practice Festival. Nurse Leader, 1(17), p59-64.

  • Arring, N. M., Millstine, D., Marks, L. A., & Nail, L. M. (2018). Ginseng as a Treatment for Fatigue: A Systematic Review. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine, 24(7), 624-633. doi: 10.1089/acm.2017.0361.

  • Perez, S. T., Arring, N. M., Vargas, H. E., Corbett, B. M., Ehler, S., Beck, G. L., . . . Rakela, J. (2017). Improving Hepatitis Vaccination Series Completion in Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(9), e441-e444. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.07.006

  • McNeese NJ, Khera, N., Wordingham, SE, Arring, N., Nyquist, S, Gentry, A., Tomlinson, B., Cooke, NJ, Sen, A. (2016). Team Cognition As a Means to Improve Care Delivery in Critically Ill Patients With Cancer After Hematopoietic Cell Transplant, Journal of Oncology Practice, 12(11), 1091-1099.

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