Meet Michelle Johnson, Bryan College of Health Sciences

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Michelle Johnson, PhD, RN

Michelle Johnson

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Previous Education:

  • PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • MSN, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • BSN, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • RN, Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
  • BA, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Although my nursing experience is varied, my last years in patient care were on a renal unit caring for patients with chronic kidney disease, and subsequent comorbidities and patients with kidney failure. My research focus is studying an integrative approach to CKD self-management. I teach undergraduate students in the RN-BSN completion option and graduate/doctoral students in research courses.

Notable publications authored/co-author:

Self-management interventions in stages 1 to 4 chronic kidney disease: An integrative review, Western Journal of Nursing Research (2014)

Patient activation with knowledge, self-management, and confidence in chronic kidney disease, Journal of Renal Care (2015)

Nebraska Action Coalition's efforts to lead change with mentorship and board leadership, Campaign for Action

Professional Service and Recognition:

  • Helen Weber Endowed Professorship 2018
  • Bryan College of Health Sciences' President's Award 2016
  • Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar 2012-2014

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