Professional experience & accomplishments
After gaining a Masters in English and being a collegiate level English instructor in California for 13 years, Michelle decided to make a career change, returning to her first love of health and medicine. She was accepted into and attended Columbia University’s accelerated MSN, RN program followed by Columbia University’s Doctorate in Nursing Practice focusing on Family, granting an FNP at a DNP level. During her program, she did additional course work for subspecialties in Women’s Health and Oncology. She is Board Certified through the ANCC. She has presented a poster, entitled “Movement Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment”, at the annual National Nurse Practitioner Symposium in Keystone, Colorado. Additionally, the article, “Primary Care Models and Depression Outcomes in Rural Adult Population: A Systematic Review”, which Michelle is an author on, is in final revisions for publication in the Journal of Rural Mental Health. She has a special interest in Palliative Care, Psych and Rural Medicine.