Michael Williams

Michael L. Williams, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE, is an Associate Professo r of Nursing at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. During his time at EMU, he has served as BSN Program Coordinator, Faculty Advisor for the EMU Student Nurses Association and State Consultant to the Michigan Nursing Students Association.

Michael served as president of the American Association ofCritical-Care Nurses (AACN) in 200 1-2002 and recipient of AACN's lifetime member award. Prior to this time, Williams was the employed at the University of Michigan Health System as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Adult Thoracic Surgery and Educational Nurse Coordinator for the Adult Nurse Internship Program and Adult Critical Care Orientation.

A registered nurse for 23 years, William s has been a strong advocate for nursing students and patient s alike. Over his tenure as a nurse, he has mentored countless nursing students and new nurses to acute care and critical care nursing units. Beginning his career as a graduate nurse in the Medical-Respiratory ICU at Ingham Medica l Center in Lansing, MI, he also worked in the Surgical ICU and as the Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist for Critical Care during this time there.

He is a member of the American Association ofCritical-Care Nurses, American Assembly for Men in Nursing, Michigan Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Williams has served on numerous committees on behalf of AACN including the Education Committee, Group of 100, National Teaching Institute Workgroup chairperson, Awards & Scholarship Committee, CE Panel Review group, and Nominating Committee. Williams is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including AACN Mentoring Award, AACN Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Classroom Teaching from EMU and the 2007 Leader of Leader Awards from the National Student Nurses Association.

Williams received a baccalaureate degree in 1982 in Medical Technology from Michigan State University, an A.D.N. from Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, his MSN from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.