BScN, RN, (NSWOC Student)
Michelle grew up in a rural northern family community in British Columbia. She moved to Alberta in 2001. She started off in the healthcare field as a nursing attendant (NA) working on a dementia unit in Grande Prairie, AB. After working for several years as an NA, Michelle decided to follow her feather and start her nursing journey and graduated from the collaborative nursing program at Grande Prairie Regional College and the University of Alberta in 2010. Michelle’s nursing background includes rural nursing, ER, labour and delivery, geriatric acute psych, Med/Surg, and SCU. Michelle’s current position is in homecare case management in a large Indigenous community in central Alberta, called Maskwacis, her mother’s original home community. Michelle is currently an NSWOC student. She is honored to be a part of the Indigenous Wound Ostomy Continence Core Program Committee that continues to make changes that impact and improve the health of Indigenous peoples across Canada. Michelle continues to follow her feather and look forward to what the future brings as a Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence.