Michelle Kennedy, Nurse Practitioner

 Sitka 

Michelle Kennedy, Nurse Practitioner

Specialty 

Infection Prevention and Control

Specialty 

Women’s Health

Certification 

National Certification Corporation (NCC) as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.

Education 

Michelle earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich. She completed a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification program through Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is affiliated with Drexel University in Philadelphia.  She currently is working and preparing to take the Infection Control Practitioner exam within the next year.  Before coming back to SEARHC in 2008, Michelle spent the previous 12-plus years as a public health nurse with the State of Alaska, traveling to Angoon, Yakutat, Pelican and Port Alexander where she worked with CHAPs in providing preventive health care. She has been a nurse for 38 years, with a wide variety of nursing experiences in and out of Sitka.

Awards & Honors 

Michelle received the Public Health Nursing Outstanding Professional Award in 2002 and the 2006 Soroptomists International of Sitka Honored Woman Award.

Special Interests: 

Michelle's medical interests include adolescent reproductive health education and both male/female reproductive health. Her nursing specialty is obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive health.   She worked as one of the instructors in the Community Health Aide/Practitioner training center at SEARHC's Sitka campus prior to her taking the position as Infection Preventionist for the SEARHC Consortium.