Michele Head, DNP MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FNPc is an assistant professor at The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing. She is the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program Coordinator teaching didactic and clinical content in the AGACNP and doctorate of nurse practitioner programs. She has been in the medical field for more than 30 years as a critical care RN for 13 years and an acute care nurse practitioner for 17 years. She has worked in several fields including with the New Mexico Heart Institute as a cardiac nurse practitioner, where she is presently in inpatient services.

Her clinical interests include cardiac critical care, general cardiology, interventional cardiology, congestive heart failure management, coronary artery disease, hypertension management, cardiorenal syndrome, and women's cardiac health. Her professional interests include practice-based cardiac research and precepting. Head received her Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner and a post-graduate degree Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from New Mexico State University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree and post-graduate certificate as an acute care nurse practitioner from UNM , her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, and her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Albuquerque TVI.

Areas of Specialty

Acute Care | Cardiology | Gerontology | Nurse Education


MSN, The University of New Mexico, 2008 (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner)
BSN, Grand Canyon University, 2004 (Nursing)
ADN, Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, 1998 (Nursing)
AA, Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, 1996


RN: Registered Nurse
ACNP-BC: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certified



Courses Taught

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner didactic and clinical courses Special Topics: Palliative Care