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Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson, PhD, RN

PH: 402-481-8762

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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:

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

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

3) 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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