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Michele M. Shuman has been teaching nursing since 2000. Her specialty is critical care nursing, where she practiced for twenty years prior to switching to academia. She continues to work as a nurse in her “free” time, for she believes that in order to teach nursing, one needs to be a current and competent practitioner. Her DNP scholarly project involved researching the attitudes of health care professional students toward older adults. Some of her other research interests include investigating strategies to increase NCLEX success, interprofessional education, and service learning as a required component of the nursing curriculum.
Professor Shuman earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the College of St. Teresa in Winona, MN, which utilized the hospitals affiliated with the Mayo Clinic for the clinical component of their nursing program. She earned her MSN at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA with an emphasis on nursing education and critical care nursing. She is currently completing her DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) in the Educational Leadership track at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
While she was raised in the Midwest, she has lived on the East Coast for most of her adult life. This has made it convenient to pursue two of her passions: Civil War history and the beach. Her other leisure time activities include cooking gourmet meals, camping, gardening, and spending time with her four children and one adorable grandson.