Dr. Ladonna Michelle completed her BSN from Eastern Kentucky University in 1995 and began working at a regional medical center as a float pool nurse. Soon, Dr. Michelle took a position as a pediatric staff nurse, in 1997, She joined the same medical center's home health agency as a staff nurse and quality improvement coordinator. She worked in home health for almost 10 years in a variety of positions, including staff nurse, quality reviewer, and nurse manager. She began classes toward her Master's in Nursing Education during this time and transitioned into a role as Nurse Residency Educator in 2006 in the same medical center. In this role, She facilitated the on-boarding of approximately 150 new graduate RNs into the medical center in the months of May through August. She served as Nurse Educator for the medical-surgical float pool during the other months. In August 2007,she completed her Master's of Science in Nursing Education from Walden University and accepted a position as faculty at Morehead State University in their Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Since that time, She have taught courses in both the face-to-face pre-licensure program and the fully-online post-licensure baccalaureate program. She have taught a variety of courses in her time at MSU, including Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice, Community Health, Advanced Health Assessment, Adult Alterations of Health II, Introduction to Nursing Research, Chronic Alterations in Health, Nursing Leadership and Management, Global Health, Nursing Senior Seminar, and Advanced Nursing Practicum. She have also taught several General Education courses outside of the nursing department. She completed her EdD in Educational Technology Leadership in December 2015 and currently as an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing's Online Programs, as well as the Online Faculty Liaison for the department. Her education passions include transition into practice, chronic health, and course/instructional design. She is also a certified Quality Matters reviewer.