Michael H. Ackerman, '80

Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, has been named the associate director of the School of Nursing at Niagara University. He is a 1980 NU graduate.

Dr. Ackerman is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with a strong clinical, educational and research background who has created both the Sovie Center of Advanced Practice as well as the Center for Clinical Trials and Medical Device Evaluation at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

A popular keynote speaker, both nationally and internationally, Dr. Ackerman is also a published writer, having authored more than 50 publications in a variety of journals and refereed publications.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Ackerman joining our program,” said Frances S. Crosby, ’67, Ed.D., director of NU’s School of Nursing. “He brings tremendous wisdom and experience in nursing and healthcare to our team.”

Dr. Ackerman also serves a consultant to other healthcare organizations in the area of nurse practitioner and physician assistant practice, including billing, organizational structure and support, credentialing and OPPE/FPPE. He has recently held senior administrative positions at Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital.

Additionally, Dr. Ackerman is an acting American Association of Critical-Care Nurses representative to the American College of Chest Physicians program committee as well as a “core 4” group to establish postgraduate training programs for acute care nurse practitioners. He was awarded the Circle of Excellence Award by the AACN along with a number of other awards over the course of his professional career.

After earning his BSN from NU, Dr. Ackerman obtained his MSN and DNS from the University of Buffalo before completing post-master’s training as an acute care nurse practitioner at the University of Rochester.

To learn more about Niagara University’s School of Nursing, please visit www.niagara.edu/nursing or call 716.286.7358.

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