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
    • Global Health

Research Interests & Grants

    • The impact of global health field experiences on students and faculty
    • Pediatric Nursing
    • Public Health Nursing

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Dean's Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award 2013
    • Luminary Recipient 2007 - American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Publications and Presentations

    2015 - Cole, M & Stewart, J. (2015) Cultural Sensitivity: When the Golden Rule Does Not Apply: Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner, Jones & Bartlett
    2011 - Kuebler, K., & Cole, M. (2011). Palliation. Giddens, J. (ed), Concepts of Nursing, St. Louis, MO:  Elsevier


    "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.

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

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours