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Michelle Wade


Clinical Associate/Adjunct Faculty

Michelle Wade Michelle Wade MSN/Ed, APRN, AGNP-C, ACNPC-AG, FAANP is a dual-certified Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in both Primary and Acute Care, who works to advocate for her patients on a daily basis.

Michelle is the President-Elect of the Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association; she is active on the Conference and Policy committees, as well as being Vermont’s state representative to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has completed the AANP Leadership Program and is currently the co-chair of the organization’s awards committee. She is a Member of the ANA-Vermont.

During Michelle’s career as an educator, she initiated and served as a faculty advisor for the Vermont Technical College chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu honor society, where she also received the W. Robert Wonkka Advising Award. In addition, she was selected to receive Elsevier’s National Educator of the Year award. As a service to the profession, she continues to precept Nurse Practitioner students in her clinical role as a Hospitalist, encouraging them to practice in Vermont. Michelle is a founding member of Omega Mu Sigma Chapter while continuing with Omicron Delta through the University of Phoenix where she earned her BSN and MSN. Michelle continues to teach at Vermont Technical College across the curriculum from PN to BSN. She enjoys clinical teaching and guiding future nurses.

Michelle has contributed to the Textbook for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Evidence-Based Standards of Practice and has been a reviewer for Clinical Guidelines books as well as presenting on various topics at Nurse and Nurse Practitioner conferences throughout the United States.

Michelle was inducted into the American Association of Nurse Practitioner Fellows in 2022 as a distinguished member of the association and leader in the profession

As a clinician, Michelle was awarded the 2018 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Clinical Excellence in Vermont by leading a project to reduce the rate of re-admissions to hospitals from local nursing homes. Her efforts helped decrease the rate of readmission by about 60% in 1 year’s time.

Michelle is currently the Lead Hospitalist at Gifford Medical Center in Rural Randolph Vermont and is active on several committees at Gifford. She continues to teach at Vermont State University in various roles in the Nursing department. In her role as a hospitalist, she cares for a diverse population in a small town and works to teach patients about their illnesses as well as improve their health.

Overall, Michelle’s primary interests are working collaboratively within the nursing community, continuing to teach in the local colleges, and advocating for her patients by providing the right care at the right time. As a nurse practitioner, she has the ability to provide comprehensive patient care to both acute and primary care patients.

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