DNP Advocates

DNP Advocates

Hear It From the Experts

Find out what fellow DNP’s are saying about this critical degree program

Lisa Astalos Chism

DNP, GNP, BC, NCMP, FAANP-Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Chism at the DNP Conference


Dr. Lisa Chism is a certified nurse practitioner currently practicing at Karmanos Cancer Institute, Alexander J. Walt Comprehensive Breast Center. She has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and a certified nurse practitioner for 17 years. Dr. Chism is also a Certified Menopause Practitioner through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Dr. Chism completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in December, 2007 at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. She also serves as adjunct assistant professor at Madonna University and her interests include spiritual care and nursing practice, development and promotion of the DNP degree, and caring for women experiencing menopause and related health concerns. Dr. Chism’s middle-range nursing theory entitled “Chism’s Middle-Range Spiritual Empathy Theory” is referenced nationally and internationally. Dr. Chism also publishes a bi-monthly column in Advance for NPs and PAs entitled “DNP Perspectives”. In June, 2011, Dr. Chism was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She was also selected as Menopause Practitioner of the Year by the North American Menopause Society, September, 2011.

Rosanne Burson


Dr. Burson at the DNP Conference


Rosanne Burson is a DNP, board certified clinical nurse specialist and certified diabetes educator. Dr. Burson has extensive experience in diabetes management and education and has worked on national teams within the industry focused on primary care. In addition, she has provided care and education across multiple programs including self-management education programs, endocrinology and primary care clinics. She is co-owner of My Self-Management Team, Inc. focused on chronic disease management.


Dr. Burson is Assistant Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy and is a faculty member of the DNP program. Some of her courses include: Advanced Theory and Knowledge Development for Clinical Nursing, Business Management to Ensure Quality in Health Care, Addressing Vulnerable Populations Within a Social Justice Context: Implications for Advanced Practice Nursing and DNP Capstone Clinical Practicum.