Michelle Kirwan is a current Ph.D. student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her dissertation work focuses on the acceptance and use of technology to improve health in patients with heart failure. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Towson University in Towson, Maryland primarily teaching adult health courses and is actively engaged in simulation education. Her interests include the use of technology in nursing education and improving patient’s health. Michelle’s primary clinical work experience was in the areas of emergency and adult critical care. She holds a Master’s in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina with a focus as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Michelle has over 21 years in the Air Force, serving as a flight nurse and currently holds the rank of Colonel. She is the commander of her Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and has deployed in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Michelle has been recognized as the Emergency Services Nursing Excellence award winner, Junior Officer of the Quarter and holds numerous military awards and decorations.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare – Cardiac Disease/Stroke
Dissertation: Acceptance and Use of Technology in Heart Failure Patients