Michelle R. Sharp, CNP

Michelle Sharp is a native of Caulfield, a rural community in southwest Missouri, and has been in the Mountain Home area for well over a decade.  She has a large extended family who shares a passion for music, singing, and playing bluegrass.  She and her husband, Danny, have four children and together they enjoy hunting, fishing, kayaking, and camping at the many lakes and rivers throughout the Ozarks. 

Michelle's nursing background is in critical care with expanded roles across the state of Arkansas in developing and implementing various programs and methods aimed at improving the quality and safety of rural populations.  She has also served as both an RN nursing program instructor at Arkansas State University and Health & Human Sciences (HHS) Academy Mentor at the Mountain Home High School Career Academy. 

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Specialty: Family Practice

Undergraduate Degrees & Universities:

  •     Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Chamberlain University, 2011
  •     Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN), Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 2008

Graduate Degrees & Universities:

  •     Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Health Policy, Chamberlain University, 2015
  •     Post-graduate Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP), Chamberlain University, 2021

Certifications:

  •     Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  •     Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  •     Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  •     TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
  •     Basic Life Support (BLS)

Professional Affiliation & Memberships:

  •     Board of Directors, Founding Member, Rural Health Association of Arkansas (RHAA), 2019-2022              
  •     Rural Health Congress, Appointed, National Rural Health Association (NRHA), 2018-2020
  •     Healthcare Acquired Infections Advisory Board, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), 2017-2021
  •     Antibiotic Stewardship Advisory Board, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), 2017-2021
  •     American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS), Member, 2012 - Present
  •     National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), Member, 2016 - Present
  •     Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN), Member, 2016 - Present
  •     Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), Member, 2016 - 2020
  •     American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Member, 2021 - Present
  •     American Nurses Association (ANA), Member, 2021 - Present

Honors & Awards:

  •     President's Honors, Summa Cum Laude, MSN Health Policy, Chamberlain University
  •     High Distinction, Summa Cum Laude, MSN-FNP, Chamberlain University
  •     Summa Cum Laude, BSN, Chamberlain University
  •     Program Scholar, Magna Cum Laude, ADN Program, Arkansas State University
  •     Outstanding Clinical Excellence Award, ADN Program, Arkansas State University
  •     Outstanding Nursing Leadership Award, ADN Program, Arkansas State University

Volunteerism & Community Service:

  •     Baxter Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, 2019 - Present
  •     Rock Steady Boxing, BRMC Mruk Center on Aging, 2019 - Present
  •     Mountain Home High School Career Academies Health & Human Sciences Mentor, 2015-2018
  •     North Arkansas Food Bank, 2015, 2019
  •     Fundraiser activities for Pregnancy Resource Center, 2011-2015
  •     Convoy of Hope, Mountain Home, AR, 2009 & 2011-2012

 

 
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