Faculty Spotlight with Michelle Isacson

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“Throughout your program At Nexus University, I will be walking alongside of you assisting you in your journey and obtaining your Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. I look forward to meeting you” Michelle Isacson 

RN to BSN faculty member at Nexus University

  • We’re glad to have an opportunity to talk with you today. To start, please tell us a little about yourself and what you do at Nexus University in your current position, and about your previous work experience. 

Hello, my name is Michelle Isacson and I am one of the RN to BSN faculty members at Nexus University. I have a 27-year nursing career with 22 of those years as a nurse practitioner. I am certified as both a woman’s health and family nurse practitioner. Throughout my career, I have taught didactic, Hybrid and clinical nursing classes. 

I have also been a clinical preceptor for over 15 years. I have worked in private practice for the majority of my career. During that time, I have also assisted in surgery, rounded in the hospital, delivered continuing education courses, conducted research, and presented at national conferences. 

  • What is the role and importance that leadership has in nursing? 

Registered nurses are an essential component of the health care team as they have the most interaction with the patient. Nurses Identify critical changes in a patient’s health and educate both the patient and their family about the medical condition in subsequent treatment. Nurses also provide a voice for their patients by advocating for them and their families.  

  • How do you think the nursing shortage will evolve, and what role do colleges play in this? 

Nursing is in the midst of a critical shortage that is expected to continue through 2030. Universities are working to meet the rising demand of nurses by creating programs that incentives students to continue their education.  

  • Do you have any advice for RNs who feel they can’t balance study, work, and family life while continuing with nursing education? 

Continuing your nursing education requires a strong commitment that will result in sacrifices being made. You may not be able to go out after work because you need to get home and study, or you may choose to go out but stay up late studying. 

One needs good time management skills when balancing family time, school and a full-time job. The quantity of time to spend on other activities may be limited, but compensate for this by increasing the quality of time spent. 

The investment in yourself will ultimately advance your career. 

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