Colleen Ripper

Colleen Ripper DNP, RN, FNP-BC

COLLEEN
Nurse Practitioner Program Director, Full Time Adjunct Faculty
2042 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8724
cmripper@oakland.edu

 

Dr. Ripper  has a Doctor of Nurse Practice with certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the    American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has expanded this certification to work within Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and assist in Critical Care. She is currently the Interim Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program at Oakland and Full Time Adjunct Instructor. She is a member of several nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, ANCC, MICNP, NLN, ANA and NONPF. She is currently the Nurse Practitioner liaison for Livonia Schools for students with autism and for a local theater group. Dr. Ripper is working inter-professionally with the Beaumont –Oakland University School of Medicine with Standardized Patients, Bad News Seminar, and Talk Back. Dr. Ripper is also working with Sienna Heights School of Business with research end of life care and continuing research in Bronchial Thermoplasty and Pain Control within the Pulmonary, Critical Care patient. 

  

 Education:

  • DNP, MSN, BSN from Oakland University
  • FNP-BC, ANCC

 Expertise:

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • General Communication in Health Care
  • Pain Assessment
  • Asthma Medications
  • Assistant to Dr. Hays with Transitional Care
  • Nursing Education - NP Program
  • Behavioral Psychotherapy - weight loss

  Research/Publications

  • Funded Research
    • Meade Ripper, C., Farra, W. (2013). Assessment of Bronchothermoplasty in Qualified Asthma Patients. Consultants in Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine, Farmington Hills, Michigan. ($30,000 from Consultants in Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine)
  • Publications (Referred)
    • Meader Ripper, C. Farra, W. (2013). Assessment of Bronchothermoplasty in Qualified Asthma Patients.
      • Will be sent to Journal of Critical Care
    • Meade Ripper, C., Meade-Higgins, M., Deering S. (2013). Pain Assessment in the Critically Ill, Neurological Patient.
      • Will be sent to the Journal of Critical Care
    • Jackson, F., Meade Ripper, C., Deering, S., & Meade-Higgins, M. (2011). Pain Assessment in the Critically Ill, Intubated Patient.
      • Manuscript final publication in progress
  • Presentations (Referred)
    • Meade Ripper, C., Ripper, M. (2014). Assessment of Bronchothermoplasty in Qualified Asthma Patients. Presented at Business Health Administration Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Meade Ripper, C., Ripper, M. (2013). Pain Assessment in the Critically Ill, Intubated Patient. Presented at Business Health Administration Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Meade Ripper, C., Ripper, M. (2013). Pain Assessment in the Critically Ill, Intubated Patient. Presented at the Society of Business and Research Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Presentations (Non-referred)
    • Meade Ripper, C. (2016). Are You UP to Updating Your Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program? Submitted for presentation for National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Educators, Washington, D.C.
    • Tomei, E., Meade Ripper, C. (2011). Weight Loss and Herbal Treatment. Presented on-line, Michigan.
    • Meade Ripper, C. (2010). COPD Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment. Presented at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan.
    • Meade Ripper, C. (2010). COPD Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment. Presented at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

  Teaching: 

  • 3 years of ADN education
  • 5 years within MSN-NP program at Oakland University-didactic and clinical

  Affiliations:

  • ANA
  • MICNP
  • NONPF- Director SIG
  • NLN