Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) — MSN or BSN to DNP

Program Coordinator & Support Staff

Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C, Program Coordinator

Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C

Dr. Saunders has been the Program Coordinator for the Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) program since 2010. She has over 20 years of experience as a certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist. Dr. Saunders is committed to growing the numbers of AGCNSs nationwide and showcasing the impact of the CNS role. She actively speaks on practice issues affecting nursing and remains involved in legislative processes at the state and national level. She is an active member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Besides teaching in the AGCNS program, Dr. Saunders teaches an interprofessional course in health policy. Her research interests are family caregiving, CNS role and methods in on-line learning. Dr. Saunders is certified by the Association of College and University Educators in effective teaching practices in higher education.

Telephone: 734-355-2792

Fax: 313-993-1271



Jill Turner, Librarian Consultant

Provides reference services, instruction in database searching and research skills instruction. Her collection development areas include Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Health Systems Management. Jill holds a B.S. degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. She joined the University in 2010.

Telephone: 313-494-6903