Michelle Cole

DNP, MSN, RN, CPN

Associate Clinical Professor

She/Her/Hers


Michelle Cole is an award-winning, innovative education leader, a former program director and former chair of academic standards and global programs. She has over a decade of teaching experience in higher education and more than 20 years of direct care experience. She is adept at evaluating, encouraging and motivating faculty and students and mentoring the next generation of nurses. Her scholarship focuses on nursing education, simulation, pediatric nursing, and child health care needs. She earned her DNP at the University of Massachusetts, her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Hartford, and her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from St. Joseph College (now University). Previously, she was the community outreach liaison for the School of Nursing, coordinating COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Education

  • DNP, University of Massachusetts
  • MS in Nursing, University of Hartford
  • BS in Nursing, St. Joseph College

Honors & Awards

  • Impacts of a Cultural Awareness Curriculum on Students’ International Global Service Learning
    Experience, College of Health Professions Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Sacred Heart University
    Interdisciplinary Scholarship
  • A Pediatric End-of-Life Simulation Experience for Senior Students, Academics for Creative Teaching (ACT) Committee, Sacred Heart University
  • Community Assessment in Santa Maria de Jesus Guatemala, University Research/Creativity Grants Program, Sacred Heart University
  • Presidential Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Sacred Heart University, Office of Mission & Catholic Identity

Selected Publications

  • Cole, M.A. & Gunther, C. B. (2021) Cultural Sensitivity and Global Health, Chapter 6 in Stewart, J., & DeNisco, S. (3rd Ed). Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner: Seminar Discussions, Sudbery, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publisher
  • Danzak, R. L., Gunther, C. B., & Cole, M.A. (2021). Someone else’s child: A co-constructed, performance autoethnography of adoption from three perspectives. The Qualitative Report, 26(3), 637-651. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4692
  • Watson, S. M., Ferrillo, H., Cole, M. A., & Yost, E. T. (2019). Applying Credit Hours to International Clinical Placements for Baccalaureate Nursing Programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(12), 733–735. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20191120-10
  • Cole, M.A. & Gunther, C. B. (2019) Cultural Sensitivity and Global Health, Chapter 5 in Stewart, J., & DeNisco, S. (2nd Ed). Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner: Seminar Discussions, Sudbery, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publisher
  • Cole, M. & Gunther, C. (2019) Cultural Sensitivity and Global Health Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner, Jones and Bartlett
  • Cole, M.A., & Foito, K., (September, 2018) Pediatric End-of-life Simulation: Preparing the Future Nurse to Care for the Needs of the Child and Family, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.09.005
  • Cole, M. & Stewart, J. (2015) Cultural Sensitivity: When the Golden Rule Does Not Apply, Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner, Jones and Bartlett
  • Kuebler, K. & Cole, M., (2012) Palliative Perspectives, Concepts for Nursing Practice, Elsevier Health Sciences
A portrait of associate clinical professor Michelle Cole.
Contact Information
Emailmichelle.cole@uconn.edu
Office LocationSH 318
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