Michelle Gehring, DHA, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor
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My teaching and research interests include mental health care, health care access for the urban homeless, and health care interventions for HIV-positive populations. Prior to being a nurse, I worked as a member of the Mennonite Voluntary Services Organization — first in a homeless assistance agency in Skid Row of Los Angeles, then in an AIDS ministry in the heart of Manhattan, NY. During this time, I piloted a city-wide hospital visitation program among several inpatient AIDS units.

My classroom, online, and clinical teaching is augmented by ongoing partnerships with organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Mental Health Education Coalition, and the Bread of Life Hospitality Center for the homeless and near-homeless. As a bona fide city dweller, the multidisciplinary opportunities available in the metro Milwaukee area remain an inspiration to teaching and living.


Other, University of Phoenix

Current Research

Using Clinical Narratives to Understand Senior BSN Nursing Students’ Mental Health Literacy
The aim of this study was to explore undergraduate nursing students’ capacities and reflections on their mental health competency and their perceived preparedness as future nurses.
Collaborators: Thongpriwan, Vipavee; Gehring, Michelle


The Impact of Faith-based Interventions on Adherence to Medication Regimens among HIV-positive Men
Event: Dissertation Defense- 2010
Presenter: Michelle Gehring

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