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Michelle Johnston, DNP, FNP, MSN, APRN, CNP, CNE

Assistant Professor and Lead Faculty, Family Nurse Practitioner Track



Dr. Johnston joined Kramer School of Nursing as full-time faculty in January 2018. She is currently the lead faculty for the BSN-DNP family nurse practitioner track. Dr. Johnston has been a registered nurse since 1995 and has practiced as a family nurse practitioner since 2008. While she likes all aspects of family practice, she is especially passionate about working with children and adolescents. Dr. Johnston has always had a strong interest in teaching and, since joining KSN, has completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and become a Certified Nurse Educator. She is also an active member of AONP.

Education and national certifications

  • 2020: DNP, Oklahoma City University
  • 2007: MSN, FNP, Hawaii Pacific University
  • 1995: ADN, RN, Kapi’olani Community College
  • 1989: LPN, North Seattle Community College
  • ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, 2007
  • NLN Certified Nurse Educator, 2019

Teaching interest

  • Children’s primary care
  • Women’s primary care
  • Health promotion and primary care of the child
  • Health promotion and primary care of adults
  • Health promotion and primary care of women
  • Pharmacology for advanced practice advanced physical assessment

Current research/scholarly interest

  • Screening for a history of adverse childhood experiences in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Awards, recognition and service

  • Member: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
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