Michelle MacDonald, D.N.P., C.N.S., P.H.N.

Michelle MacDonald, D.N.P., C.N.S., P.H.N.


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Dr. Michelle MacDonald is a clinical instructor at the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines at the University of North Dakota. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dr. MacDonald has more than 30 years’ experience in the nursing profession, which includes working as a staff nurse (adult health and intensive care) in several hospitals. She has worked as a public health nurse and public health analyst, and she also developed a parish nurse practice while working as a parish nurse. Dr. MacDonald started teaching nursing on ground in 2001 and online in 2011.

Dr. MacDonald is an enthusiastic reader and coffee lover ⁠— Barnes and Noble is a favorite stop! At the top of her bucket list is visiting Café Du Monde in the French Quarter (New Orleans, Louisiana) to enjoy Cafe Au Lait and Beignets.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Health
  • Transcultural Nursing

Courses Taught

  • NURS500: Theories & Concepts in Nursing
  • NURS523: Health Promotion
  • NURS526: Ethical, Legal and Health Policy Issues
  • NURS605: Health Policy
  • NURS609: D.N.P. Project Teams


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