Molly McClelland

Molly McClelland


Molly McClelland
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: CHP
Room: 425
Phone: 248-302-2725
Molly McClelland
Areas of Expertise:
Advanced Practice Nursing
Multidisciplinary Collaboration


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1997
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Wayne State University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1988


I have been a nurse since 1988. I hold Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Ph.D. degrees. I am certified as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC) and as a Medical Surgical Nurse (CMSRN). I have eight years of ICU experience both in Neurology/Neurosurgery and Medical Surgical ICUs. I have worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist establishing and coordinating a multidisciplinary gastrointestinal cancer clinic at a major teaching and research hospital. I have been a nursing professor for 11 years and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Additionally, I am currently the clinical supervisor for online Clinical Nurse Specialist students and oversee a plethora of clinical situations throughout the United States. I have also served as the editor for a medical surgical nursing journal — MedSurg Matters! — for five years (2013-18) where I fielded and edited articles and case studies pertaining to medical-surgical nursing issues.

In my spare time (what little there is of it), I enjoy gardening and caring for my koi pond. I like to exercise. My husband and I also enjoy sailing and working on our very old sail boat.


    Research Topics of Interest

    • Health promotion and risk reduction
    • Vaping
    • Chronic disease management (including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol)
    • Multidisciplinary collaboration (Nursing and Engineering students) and assistive technology development