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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
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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Duke School of Nursing was well represented at the recent Association of Community Health Nurse Educators annual meeting. The conference theme was social justice.

A group of seven (including three recent ABSN graduates) traveled to San Antonio, Tx., and delivered the following six podium presentations:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In recognition for her "green" actions, Michelle Hartman was honored for Outstanding Leadership in Sustainability as part of Sustainable Duke's Sustainability Awards. An article in Duke Today states, "As a leader in the School of Nursing's community health program, Hartman teaches nursing students about interactions between people, their environments, their communities and their health.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By: Michael Relf, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Director of the Accelerated BSN Program, Duke University School of Nursing, and Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Duke University School of Nursing alumni who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 will celebrate Reunion Weekend 2013 on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Scheduled events include an open house, an awards presentation, the Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science address, an update on the School of Nursing, a session with students, a moderated panel discussion, and a program on avoiding injuries while exercising.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Shelly Eisbach and Michelle Hartman shared their work with Tracey Yap in a presentation at the international Lilly Conference on College Teaching on November 17 in Oxford, Ohio. The presentation was entitled "Environmental Justice Bus Tour: An Andragogical Approach to Learning."