Rachel Wood, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, CHFN

Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Undergraduate Studies Program

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


  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)
  • End Stage Heart Failure
  • Palliative care in Advanced Heart Failure and HFpEF
  • Heart Failure Self-Care Optimization

Rachel Wood is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in advanced heart failure and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). She works in U-M Department of Disease Management in the Advanced Heart Failure and HFpEF clinics. Her role focuses on providing care to patients in the outpatient clinical setting, with a special emphasis on hospital post-discharge “bridge clinic” appointments aimed at preventing heart failure readmissions. She is also a main contributor to providing specialized heart failure Telemanagement care to heart failure patients in the outpatient setting.


Rachel Wood has taught clinical rotations in both traditional and accelerated BSN programs and also functions as an active clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students in both MSN and DNP programs.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, 2013-present
  • Member, Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, 2015-present
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi, 2015-present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Josephine M. Sana Award, University of Michigan, 2015
  • Madonna University Nursing Excellence Award Honoree, 2012


  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015
  • Certificate in Nursing Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015
  • BSN, Madonna University, Livonia, MI, 2013

Publication Highlights

  • Wood, R., Popovic, C., Combs, P., & Casida, J. M. (2017). ASAIO, 63(3), 50. Accessed June 8, 2017. http://journals.lww.com/asaiojournal/Documents/ASAIO-17124.pdf.