Michaele has been a Registered Nurse since 1982. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from OU as well as a Masters in Human Relations and a Masters in Nursing Education. She has been employed in various positions in the healthcare field, predominately in the area of med/ surg nursing. Michaele has been in education for a total of 21 years. Prior to coming to OCCC, she was the Health Science Technology I Instructor at Mid America Technology Center. Michaele feels her experience as an educator serves her well as she continues to support the educational success of students at OCCC as Professor of Nursing. She shares that she feels a deep sense of responsibility to prepare a student to become a life learner.