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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    Presentations

    “Public health nursing education: the incorporation of a global health service learning experience”, American Public Health Association Conference, Boston, MA

    "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, 
                
    “The many roles of a nurse” April 14, 2011, Presentation to 5th grade students on the various roles of a nurse, Highland School, Cheshire CT

    "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.

    "Nurses Celebrate Earth Day" April 22, 2008, Presented safe environmentally friendly alternatives, solutions and ideas. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Hartford, CT.

    "The Spinal Fusion Journey: A case study from OR to discharge" October 30, 2007 & February 4, 2008, Pain and Sedation Seminar Series, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Hartford, CT.

    "The Spinal Fusion Journey: A case study from OR to discharge" October 30, 2007 & February 4, 2008, Pain and Sedation Seminar Series, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Hartford, CT.

    "Environmental Health: Our Children, Ourselves, Our Community" October 17, 2007, Connecticut Hospital Environmental Round Table (CHER), Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT. 

    "Toxins, Toxins Everywhere: Keeping Children Safe in a Polluted World" September 27, 2007, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Conference, Pediatric Nursing: Changing Culture and Practice, Hartford Convention Center, Hartford, CT.

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

    "Professionalism: Taking Care to the Next Level" August 29, 2007, Developed and implemented curriculum to meet the assessment needs identified in Pediatric Palliative Care research. 

    "Caring for the Challenging Patient with an Eating Disorder" July 11, 2007, Nursing Grand Rounds, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT.

    "Palliative Care-the Pediatric Perspective" May 8, 2007, University of Hartford Graduate Research Symposium & May 16, 2007, University of Hartford Nursing Poster Presentation.

    Environmental Health: Our Children, Ourselves, Our Community, "Environmental Toxins and a Child’s Diet," March 2007-April 2007. Presented Toxins in a Childs Diet to six districts in Connecticut.

    "Professionalism: Taking Care to the Next Level" April 2, 2007, Developed and implemented curriculum to meet the assessment needs identified in Pediatric Palliative Care research. 

    "Pediatric Palliative Care research" July 2006, Pediatric nurse assessment of palliative/end of life care needs.

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Nursing
    Cambridge 2-N-10
    College of Health Professions
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