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Chief of Advanced Practice Nursing (Office of the Chief Nurse Executive)
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 07/01/2022
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Salary $170,000.00 - $230,000.00 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Chief of Advanced Practice Nursing (Office of the Chief Nurse Executive)



This position is responsible for the system-wide leadership, direction and oversight of the advanced clinical practice for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), including Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and Midwives, with highly matrixed reporting relationships throughout the system.

The Chief of Advanced Practice Nursing will serve as the organization’s subject matter expert on the practice of APRNs at Michigan Medicine. In partnership with operational and clinical leadership, will lead and support APRNs and APRN leaders in their professional development, ensuring all regulatory, accreditation and clinical standards are met; and identifying, measuring and evaluating clinical and department outcomes.

The Chief of Advanced Practice Nursing will partner with the Chief PA to provide leadership at the highest organizational level and will help coordinate and facilitate practice standards for all Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs) across the system.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings




The Chief of Advanced Practice Nursing provides oversight for clinical practice and direction:
• Provides system wide oversight and direction for Advanced Practice Nursing
• Aligns overall advanced practice with strategic plan and goals
• Provides system wide subject matter expertise related to utilization of APRNs
• Provides system wide subject matter expertise for licensing, credentialing, regulatory activities and payer contracts/compliance related to APRNs
• Ensures organization compliance with all regulations and policies, bylaws, laws, and practices at local, state, and national levels.
• In partnership with Chief PA, provide oversight of APP workforce planning and partner with other programs and departments to increase availability of APPs to meet strategic goals.
• Coach, develop and mentor new and existing APRN leadership.
• Advises on budgetary considerations regarding APRN utilization and deployment
• Chairs and/or leads institutional committees related to Advanced Practice Nursing practice
• Develops leadership pathways for APRNs including succession planning
• Oversees the creation and maintenance of standardized institutional orientation for APRNs
• Advise with the development of a focused professional practice evaluation plan (FPPE)
• Oversight for recruitment, retention and employee engagement strategies
• Oversight for review and approval of job postings to ensure appropriate criteria
• Provides consultative support to departmental leadership teams regarding APRN practice issues.
• Maintaining effective working relationships with University of Michigan College of Nursing and other colleges to support student learners and ongoing education/professional development of workforce.
• Review and request updates to the delineation of privileges in partnership with Medical Staff Services and Medical Staff leadership

Perform other related duties as assigned.
General supervision is received from the Chief Nurse Executive
Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over APRN leaders and other assigned staff.

Note: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) desired
  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner specialty certification in the State of Michigan.
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the appropriate specialty recognized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
  • 5 years of clinical APP experience is necessary.
  • 7 years progressively responsible management experience that includes, leading or managing programs is necessary.
  • • Previous leadership positions in a complex, matrixed healthcare structure inclusive of both inpatient and outpatient is desired.
  • In-depth knowledge of Advanced Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant work, state and federal regulations, and credentialing is necessary.
  • Leadership skills with demonstrated increasing levels of accountability, decision-making responsibilities, coaching, teaching, and counseling skills, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others and to forge alliances and garner support are necessary.
  • Project management skills including the ability to define program, project, or process objectives, identify stakeholders and their interests, plan steps, coordinate and allocate human, technological, and fiscal resources to accomplish goals and objectives are necessary.
  • In-depth knowledge of Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant work, state and federal regulations, and credentialing is necessary.
  • Considerable knowledge of University and departmental policies, procedures and regulations are desired.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation & facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to value all people, understand, and appreciate their unique experiences, styles, talents, and perspectives and to communicate and work effectively with employees at all levels
  • Proven ability to consistently exercise appropriate judgment and discretion in all job functions, even when clearly defined processes may not be in place

This position requires infrequent standing/walking, as well as lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring of patients.

NOTE: This job opening # 219661 replaces job # 218858.

Work Schedule

Full-timeFSLA Status: ExemptLocation: University of Michigan Health- Michigan MedicineAnn Arbor, MichiganUMHealth.org

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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