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Ann Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, NP

Assistant Professor
(919) 684-2693
3145 Pearson Building

Dr. Ann "Michelle" Hartman came to DUSON from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia. She earned her BSN and MSN at Virginia Commonwealth University. She worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner at level 2 NICU in Georgia and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at a multidisciplinary children’s hospital in Virginia. She then transitioned to a faculty role while completing her DNP at Case Western University. As an Assistant Professor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, she taught a variety of classroom courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs including Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pediatrics. She supervised students in pediatric and community clinical settings. She was also active in Sigma Theta Tau International, serving as Counselor for her local (Tau Phi) chapter.

Inspired by the opportunity to practice in Haiti during her graduate education, Dr. Hartman facilitated opportunities for students to serve the health care needs of the medically underserved both in the Roanoke Valley and in Honduras. At Jefferson, she served as chair of the Developing Cultural Competence in Nursing Advisory Board and was a member of the newly formed International Review Committee. She had a leadership role in the development of a Community Health Promoter Program in a subset of rural mountain villages in Honduras.

Dr. Hartman’s research has focused on the effects of cultural immersion experiences on baccalaureate healthcare students.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program


  • DNP - Case Western Reserve University
  • MSN - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BSN - Virginia Commonwealth University

Awards and Honors

  • 1998 || Inducted,, Sigma Theta Tau International

Areas of Expertise

  • Global and Community Health
  • Pediatric Nursing

Representative Publications

  • 2013 -- Relf, M. and Hartman, M. Commentary: What are you doing to help ensure an AIDS-free generation? The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC). December 2, 2013
  • 2013 -- Hoban, R. Helping Durham’s new moms also helps bottom line North Carolina Health News. November 12, 2013
  • 2013 -- Gittens-Gilkes, A. and Hartman, M. and Derouin, A. and Warrican, J. and Duncan, R. Improving diabetes control in an under-resourced community: a quality improvement pilot project to introduce the Chronic Care Passport. Caribbean Journal of Nursing. May, 2013 1(1); 17-24
  • 2010 -- Clark, R. C. and Rickabaugh, L. and Strickland, A. and Hartman, M. Nurse educator groups In Giving Through Teaching: How Nurse Educators Are Changing the World edited by Fitzpatrick, J. J., Shultz, C. M., & Aiken, T. D.. 2010; pp. 50-54. : Springer Publishing. 2010 50-54

Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Impact of Cultural Immersion on Baccalaureate Healthcare Students

    Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Impact of Cultural Immersion on Student Nurse' Cultural Competence

    Jefferson College of Health Sciences
    10/2008 to 06/2009
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 DUSON cohort of Teaching for Equity Fellows Health Professions Educators: Nancy Crego, Valerie Sabol, Brigit Carter, Jennie De Gagne, Midge Bowers, Michelle Hartman, Jill Brennan-Cook, Sharron Rushton, Jen Graf-Perkins and Lisa Lewis!

Friday, April 20, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, Michelle Hartman will present "Universal Design in Nursing Education" at the Spring 2018 Teaching Conversations Series in Pearson 1011 from 12-1 p.m. as part of the Spring 2018 Teaching Conversations Series. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The 2017 Durham County Community Health Assessment will be finalized later this month by the Durham Department of Public Health. The top five health issues in Durham County, identified by random surveys of the community, include:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The 2017 Durham County Community Health Assessment will be finalized later this month by the Durham Department of Public Health. The top five health issues in Durham County, identified by random surveys of the community, include:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duke University School of Nursing’s Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 8th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 22 and 23. This year’s theme is “The Science of Learning.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Duke University School of Nursing Community Health Improvement Partnership Program (D-CHIPP) recently hosted a Design Thinking workshop for staff and volunteers at Families Moving Forward (FMF). D-CHIPP Director, Donna Biederman, along with D-CHIPP Advisory Board members Alison Edie, Irene Felsman and Michelle Hartman also participated.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Devon Noonan, Michelle Hartman and Donna Biederman co-authored an article with the Durham Housing Authority ROSS coordinator Joyce Briggs. The article, "Collaborating with Public Housing Residents and Staff to Improve Health: A Mixed Methods Analysis" was published in the Journal of Community Health Nursing. 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Donna Biederman, Irene Felsman and 11 ABSN students participated in the Durham Point-in-Time Count. The annual event is mandated for municipalities that receive Department of Housing and Urban Development funding for homeless services and occurs during one night the last week of January. During the count, homeless persons were surveyed and given a bus pass and VIP pass to the Fresh Start Connect.

In addition, Michelle Hartman and a team of six ABSN students were at the Durham Bulls stadium to greet the VIP guests and accompany them to the various service providers on hand.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ann Michelle Hartman was featured in a recent News & Observer article regarding her application to fill the District 2 seat on the Durham Public Schools Board of Education. If selected, she would hold the position until June 30, 2018. In the article, Hartman states that she will draw on her nursing experience to help "address health disparities," toward meeting social justice goals. She is one of 11 applicants who have applied for the seat and had five minutes to present her case to the School Board.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Donna Biederman and Michelle Hartman co-chaired a focus group on health for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant Final Transformation Plan for Southeast Central Durham. Hartman said, "We were honored that they asked us to participate in the process.