Michael has been a nurse since 2009 and has worked primarily in the critical care setting at several different organizations throughout the North East. Michael graduated from Walden University in 2023 with a Master’s degree in nursing, with a focus in education. Michael is certified as a Critical care Registered Nurse, and also holds his Cardiac Surgery Certification through the AACN. Michael is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit and step down cardiothoracic floor (R1) at Maine Medical Center. Michael teaches a variety of interprofessional education activities throughout the organization, topics including: Chest Tube basics, temporary pacemakers, emergency preparedness at the bedside, cardiac surgical cardiac arrest resternotomy mock codes, Care of the patient with an LVAD, ECMO, Nursing education escape room, and interprofessional simulation. Michael enjoys incorporating gamification into the activities that he teaches, and utilizing innovative teaching strategies to engage adult learners.

Michael has presented at 3 conferences over the last 2 years:

NTI 2023, Creating a Centralized Curriculum for Successful New Graduate Cohort Orientation to Critical Care, Philadelphia, PA, 1 hour podium

Magnet 2022 conference, Escaping Standard Educational Platforms to Enhance Engagement and Empower Organization Outcomes, Philadelphia, PA; 1 hour podium

Horizons: Acute and Critical Care Nursing Conference. AACN Region 1 2022. An innovative approach to achieve successful mandatory competencies and address nurse engagement during a pandemic. Portland, ME 15 minute podium and poster

Michael lives in Windham with his partner and 9 year old daughter.

Michael plays escape rooms as a hobby (has played over 420 rooms).

Michael has participated in 10 Spartan races since 2017.

Project Name: R1 (Cardiothoracic Surgery Step Down) Intermediate Care Simulation Immersion Series