Noël Arring, DNP, PhD, RN

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


  • Symptom Management
  • Integrative Health
  • Health Disparities
  • 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 addressing health disparities using western and integrative health interventions for cancer symptom management.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • Virtual Reality Nature Experiences as an Intervention for Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment. NRG Oncology Pilot Grant. 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


Dr. Arring aims to be approachable and available as a mentor and educator. She strives to create an accessible educational environment that engages learners by employing innovative teaching strategies. 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, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2019-present
  • Member, Fatigue Study Group, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) 2019-Present
  • Member, Health Disparities Committee, NRG Oncology 2019-Present
  • Member, Cancer Survivorship and Symptom Control Committee, Quality of Life Committee, SWOG Cancer Research Network 2019-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 Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 2012
  • BA, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1998
  • ADN, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 2003

Publication Highlights

  • Elkins, G.R., Rhodes, J.R., Biggs, M.L., Hickman, K., Williams, W., Arring, N.M., Barton D.L. (2021) Feasibility of Attention Restoration Theory-Driven Hypnotherapy for Fatigue in Cancer Survivors. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

  • Arring NM, Millstine D, Barton DL, Lyons KS, Girardo M, Hutson A, Nail LM. Trends in integrative medicine and health consults: differences between cancer survivors and patients without cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Oct 14. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05815-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33057818.

  • 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.

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