Michele Lopez, President, RN, MA, CHES, CDE, CNE
Michele Lopez is a life-long health education practitioner and learner, earning an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Westchester Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pace University, and a Master of Arts in Nursing Administration from Columbia University, Teacher’s College. She is currently a Doctorate of Health Education candidate at A.T. Still University and is completing her dissertation on incivility and bullying in nursing academia.
Michele has been a nurse educator for more than 14 years, teaching LPN, RN and Graduate Degree nursing programs in both traditional classroom settings and online environments. In addition to her years spent as an educator, she has more than 24 years of nursing experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
Michele has completed course work and holds certificates for clinical simulator education, diabetes management, and nurse education. Michele is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Certified Nurse Educator, and Certified Health Education Specialist. She has received work study grants for curriculum development, medical math, and infection control.
Michele has helped many students succeed in nursing programs. She has dedicated her career to sharing her learning experiences with others. She is a trained member of the LGBTQ Ally program, acts as a mentor to new teachers and graduate students, and is a graduate of Pace University’s Come Teach with Us Academy for Math and Science educators.
Michele has developed and delivered review courses for NCLEX certificate and license exam preparation. She has been called upon to review content material for nursing and health textbooks. Michele was also selected from a group of nurse educators by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to perform NCLEX exam item writing.
Michele currently works as a nursing instructor at Dutchess Community College and lives in Rhinebeck with her husband and two sons. Michele is also a trained Stephens Minister.