Office: (406) 275-4929
FAX: (406) 275-4806
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Michelle has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt
University School of Nursing with a bachelors in human development and a masters in acute
and critical care nursing in 1990-1991. Having attended Vanderbilt on an Army ROTC
scholarship, she served proudly in the ARMY Nurse Corp after graduation. Her experiences in
hands on nursing include: ventilator dependent pediatrics, cardio-thoracic and general
intensive care, medical surgical acute care and ambulatory care. She currently works at St
Joseph’s in Polson, MT when not teaching for SKC.
Michelle enthusiastically began her academic career in 2003 having taught at Montana State
University College of Nursing for 12 years and SKC Nursing Department for 9 years. She
currently teaches all Medical Surgical Nursing courses, Management of Care, Global Health and
Introduction to Nursing. She has always enjoyed taking students out of the classroom into acute
care environments to help students apply their knowledge in the live healthcare environment,
and so, she has been a clinical instructor for the entirety of her 21 years of teaching nursing.
Michelle spends most of her free time with her family, two grown daughters and husband. Her
daughters live outside of Montana, having started their own careers in other states but visit
often. She has been married to her loving husband for almost as long as she has been a nurse.
As empty nesters, their dog Chevy and two cats Bauer and Bogey are a huge part of she and her
husband’s life. Her primary hobbies include reading, cooking, boating and walking/hiking but
once we get COVID under control she would love to get back to traveling.