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Charles Yingling is a Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Professional Practice at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Yingling is a national leader in community health who focuses on improving health and healthcare for historically marginalized populations. He develops innovative nurse-led academic-practice partnerships that expand access to care for and improve health in people and groups who have experienced disinvestment in their care.

Dr. Yingling focuses on partnerships with nursing naïve spaces, settings where nursing is not currently practiced or taught but where its presence could fundamentally change health outcomes. As a practice scholar, clinician, nurse educator and associate dean, he works to expand access to care while advancing nursing practice and creating new practice/learning spaces for nurses and nursing students. These include a transitional release program for men leaving the correctional system, a community center serving LGBTQ+ people, a school serving children from immigrant families, state and local health departments, a pediatric dental program serving low-income children and numerous community health centers.

Dr. Yingling received his BSN from Loyola University Chicago and his MS and DNP from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Charles Yingling


Associate Dean for Professional Practice

University of Michigan


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