Michelle L. Baxter, a faculty member at the University of Louisville Schools of Dentistry and Nursing, is one of 30 advanced practice nurses in the United States chosen as a fellow of the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.
During the yearlong program, fellows will learn leadership and management skills to provide more effective and efficient health care services to underserved populations in their community. The program is a partnership of Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing and Johnson & Johnson.
Baxter, APRN, AGNP-C, and other 2017-18 fellows will participate in leadership retreats, distance-based learning and a health leadership project.
“I consider this fellowship opportunity a privilege and I am honored,” Baxter said. “I will capitalize on this experience to develop my advanced practice nursing leadership and management skills in order to broaden my interdisciplinary role as nurse practitioner in a university-based dental clinic.”
Baxter’s role as an oral medicine faculty member at UofL involves medical consultation and instruction with dental students and facilitating interprofessional relationships with dental faculty, staff and students.