Sara Gifford

Sara Gifford

Assistant Professor

Sara Gifford
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: CHP
Room: A248
Sara Gifford
Areas of Expertise:
Adult Gerontology Nursing
Nursing Engagement and Retention
Nursing Innovation
Nursing Education


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy


Dr. Sara Gifford has been drawn to University of Detroit Mercy's mission-oriented curriculum since her time as a student in the McAuley School of Nursing. Prior to joining the faculty of MSON, she worked in various capacities at the University with the Student Success Center and the STAR Center Simulation Team. Dr. Gifford currently serves as an assistant professor and primarily teaches pre-licensure nursing students with a focus on fundamentals, pharmacology, and NCLEX preparation.

Dr. Gifford earned her DNP, MSN and BSN from Detroit Mercy. She is a board-certified Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with 10 years of clinical practice experience in adult critical care and medical-surgical environments.