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Nursing

Michele L. Tucker, MS, RN

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Nursing

Michele L. Tucker, MS, RN

Philosophy

When I developed my educational philosophy, I figured out that mine had to include an optimistic approach, creative while also practical, direct while also tactful. It would also need to include sharing with students the value of examining, changing and broadening one’s perspective. My goal is to create an environment that builds on these values - while modeling the excitement of learning and becoming. I want my students to recognize the power of knowledge when combined with potential and practice. I want them to embrace the work of nurses in changing the world in large and small ways, alone and in partnership. I want them to work to develop their best selves as nurses.

Education

Year Degree School/University Location
August, 1985 Master of Science
Major: Community Health Nursing: Community Care, Administrative Tract.
The University of Michigan School of Nursing Ann Arbor, Michigan
1975
Attended as full-time student 1971-1975
Bachelor of Science
Major: Nursing
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
1978 2 credits graduate credits The Merrill-Palmer Institute Detroit, MI
1998 5 graduate credits Immaculata College Immaculata PA

Courses

Undergraduate

Required

  • NSG 411 Advanced Adaptation Problems I (classroom)
  • NSL 411 Advanced Adaptation Problems I (clinical)
  • NSG 412 Care of Communities and Individuals in Acute Care from a Systems Perspective (classroom; name changed from "Advanced Adaptation Problems II")
  • NSL 412 Care of Communities and Individuals in Acute Care from a Systems Perspective Clinical (previously Advanced Adaptational Problems II clinical)

Elective

  • NSG 110 Transcultural Health
  • NSG 222 Transcultural Health Care Delivery (I course)
  • NSG 218 Concepts in Caring
  • NSG 317/517 Mexican Health & Culture (includes travel to Mexico).

Graduate

  • NSG 502, Perspectives in Community Health Nursing (lecture and clinical).
  • NSG 503, Principles & Practices of Community Health Nursing (clinical).

Coordinator

  • Bridge to Employment Program, a grant-funded initiative funded in fall 2002 for start-up in 2003 continuing until June 2007.
  • Level IV
  • School Nurse Program

Certifications/Awards

  • American Heart Association CPR Course C for Professionals, expires June 2020. Pennsylvania - #RN-279429-L, expires October 31, 2018.
  • Brandywine Project-2018 - Selected participant. Attended Workshop January 10-11 but had to withdraw from project.
  • Association of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)- July7-8, 2015 Washington, DC Climate Fellowship.
  • President, La Comunidad Hispana (2005-2011)
  • Chester County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board (2001-2006). Appointed 2001, elected as secretary 2005-2006.
  • Recognition for Leadership, La Comunidad Hispana, 2013
  • Chester County Board of Health (appointed Jan. 2016).
  • Office of Sponsored Research, 2006-2007 Academic Year Award for Participation in Sponsored Programs Activities, West Chester University of PA.
  • Office of Sponsored Research, 2004-2005 Academic Year Award for Participation in Sponsored Programs Activities, West Chester University of PA.
  • Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, 2003. Nurse as a Global Citizen Award.

Publications

Juried

  • Bill, D.E., & Tucker, M.L. (2004). "Building bridges across cultures: The development, implementation, and evaluation of a health study course to Guanajuato, Mexico. The Health Educator, 36(1), 3-8.
  • Tucker, M.L, Nester, P.A, Gross, E.B, & Johnstone, S.L. (1996). Increasing student home care experiences: The client wins. Home Healthcare Nurse, 14, 33-38.

Invited

  • Tucker, M. (Oct. 2000). "Community Health Point of View." Mushroom News, 48(10), 16-17.

Memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
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