Wayne State University

Margaret Falahee, D.N.P., FNP-C

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    Assistant Professor (Clinical), Specialty Coordinator for Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education


  • margaret.falahee@wayne.edu
  • 313-577-­4859
  • 313-577-­4859 (Fax)

Office Address

264 Cohn 

Office Hours

 Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., by appointment. 


● Doctorate Nursing Practice -­ Wayne State University

● A.N.C.C. - ­ Family Nurse Practitioner certification via the American Nurse's Credentialing Center

● Post Master's Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner ­- Michigan State University

● Masters of Science in Nursing ­- University of Michigan

Masters Adult Education, Eastern Michigan University

Research Interests

● Fostering supportive relationships in primary care via motivational interviewing

● Collaborative partnerships with patients via motivational interviewing to positively affect chronic

health conditions

● Exercise compliance in primary care

● Compliance issues with medication delivery among patients of varying backgrounds

● Patients' and their families' experiences as they face the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

● Adult Health, practicing nurse practitioner, primary care, indigent patients

Selected Publications

Falahee, M., Benkert, R., George, N., Brogan-Harleib, K., and Cederna, J., (2016). Motivational Interviewing to increase physical activity in underserved women. The Journal of Nurse Practitioners. 12 (10), 704-709. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.11.002

Current Research

● Doctoral of Nursing Practice Project: Motivational interviewing as a means to increase physical activity in primary care low income women.

● Intervention Nurse: Project FOCUS: Prostate Cancer. Joint federally funded research project between the University of Michigan School of Nursing and Wayne State University College of Nursing. Lead investigators: Laurel Northouse and Darlene Mood. 2001 to 2012.

Courses Taught

● NUR 2060 Nursing Implications of Drug Administration: Lecturer

● NUR 3010 Restorative Care: Acute Illness: Clinical Instructor

● NUR 3020 Restorative Care: Chronic Illness: Clinical Instructor

● NUR 4040 Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice: Clinical Instructor

● NUR 4050 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice Through Care and Management of

Patients with Complex Needs: Clinical Instructor

● NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment: Clinical Instructor

● NUR 7155 Primary Prevention: Adult Primary Care: Clinical Instructor

● NUR 7165 Clinical Decision Making: Adult Primary Care: Clinical Instructor

● NUR 7175 Adult Primary Care I: Course Coordinator and Clinical Instructor

● NUR 7555 Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

● NUR 7710 Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching in Nursing

● NUR 7720 Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education