Michelle A. Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, CNP

Michelle A. Cole, DNP, MSN, RN, CNP

Assistant Professor

Professional Interests
  • Pediatrics
  • Public health 
  • Palliative care 
  • Global health 
  • Service Learning
  • Environmental health issues 
  • Pre-school/day care consulting

Degrees and Certifications

    • D.N.P., Public Health Nurse Leader Specialization, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • M.S.N., University of Hartford, West Hartford CT
    • B.S.N., Saint Joseph College, West Hartford CT

    Speciality or Specialist Certification/Training

    • Certified pediatric nurse

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Pediatric nursing
    • Public health nursing
    • Faculty for international service learning missions

Research Interests & Grants

    The impact of global health field experiences on students and faculty

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Dean's Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award 2013
    • Luminary Recipient 2007

Publications and Presentations

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    Cole, M & Stewart, J. (2015) Cultural Sensitivity: When the Golden Rule Does Not Apply: Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner, Jones & Bartlett

    "Developing a Sustainable Global Health Program: Experiences from the School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University" Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury Hospital), Danbury, CT. February 12, 2014.

    "Developing a Sustainable Global Health Program: Experiences from the School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University"  University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. February 10, 2014

    "Public health nursing education: the incorporation of a global health service learning experience,” American Public Health Association Conference, Boston, MA. November 2 - 6, 2013

    "A Model for Global Service Learning Experiences" Graduate Scholarly Forum Day, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. May 9, 2013

    "Reducing the Risk; Health Promotion for Guatemalan Population" January 8, 2012, Iglesia del Camino, Antigua, Guatemala

    Kuebler, K & Cole, M,(2012) "Palliative Perspectives, Concepts for Nursing Practice," Elsevier Health Sciences, 
    "Student Engagement is Just a Click Away" June 10, 2010, Poster presentation highlighting the use of i-clickers as a method of learning and student engagement. Connecticut League of Nursing Leadership Convention, St. Clements Castle, Portland CT.

    “A panel of professionals: Centennial Vision and Emerging Practice” April 13, 2010, Participated in a panel discussion focusing on emerging practice, Sacred Heart University Graduate Occupational Therapy Program, Fairfield, CT.

    "Spirituality in Pediatric Nursing “Keeping the Spirit”" October 6 and 7, 2008, Poster presentation on pediatric spirituality and child development. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Conference, Pediatric Nursing: Changing Culture and Practice, Hartford Convention Center, Hartford, CT.

    "Caring for the Behavioral Health Needs of the Acute Care Pediatric Patient" June 16, 2008, Developed curriculum based on needs assessment. Educated Patient Care Assistants on various topics related to behavioral health including professional boundaries, communication, safety, and caring for the patient with an eating disorder. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Hartford, CT.

    "The Human Connection: Boundaries, Communication and Professionalism" September 27, 2007, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Conference Hartford Convention Center, Hartford, CT.

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    Cambridge 2-N-10
    College of Health Professions
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