Michelle A. Dart has a Master’s degree in Nursing and is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. While working with children and their families with diabetes, she became a Certified Diabetes Educator. She has been the facilitator of a diabetes support group sponsored by a local community health organization, for the past 7 years.
Michelle graduated from Elmira College with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1995. Her Master’s degree was obtained through Upstate Medical University in 2001. During her career, she has had a variety of experiences, primarily in pediatrics. During graduate studies, she was asked to be a contributing author to nursing text books written by Susan Bastable. Chapters contributed to were about educating according to developmental stage. She has been a contributing author to multiple editions of this book and a chapter on blood glucose monitoring in a pediatric procedure book.
Michelle has authored “Motivational Interviewing in Nursing Practice: Empowering the Patient”. This is a nursing text book about a way of communicating that promotes behavior change. In 2010, Michelle self-published the book entitled “Danny, the Diabetes Dynamo”. This is a book for children newly diagnosed or early in their diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. This book is the beginning of a series that will help children learn self-management skills.
Michelle is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition, the Diabetes Education and Camping Association and the American Camping Association. In addition, she is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She is on the review committee for the development of professional standards of practice for nurse health coaching to be published in 2012. In September of 2012, she will provide the keynote address at the Nurses Teaching Day sponsored by Upstate Medical University College of Nursing. Michelle is available for coaching services, consulting and speaking engagements.
In addition to managing Dart Health Coaching & Consulting business (www.darthealthcc.com), Michelle provided diabetes education to adults through the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York.
She has won awards for community contributions and the 2012 Woman of the Year in Coaching & Consulting through the National Association of Professional Women.
Michelle has a son with Type 1 Diabetes and a parent with Type 2 Diabetes. This has provided her with her most valuable experiences.
Michelle can be directly contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org