Michelle Camarena, MSN, RN

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  • Director of Nursing and Performance Improvement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Michelle was trained at East Carolina University. She received her first bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 1993, but knew she would be returning for more education. Michelle felt familiar with nursing, as her mother was a nurse, and that, in part, is why she returned to ECU for a second bachelor’s degree – this time, in nursing. Following graduation in 1997, she worked in primary care at the ECU School of Medicine. When the opportunity presented itself to work at ECU’s Student Health center in 1998, Michelle jumped at the chance and has remained in college health since. She received her Master of Nursing degree from ECU in 2008. Michelle has been in nursing administration in the college health setting since 2001. Her interests include infection control and prevention, public health and primary care, as well as nursing leadership.