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Dr. H. Machelle Skinner

Dr. H. Machelle Skinner



305 Administration Building



Joined Northwest in 2019

Assistant Professor


  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP); University of Missouri Kansas City
  • M.S Nursing (MSN); Liberty University
  • B.S. Nursing (BSN); Missouri Western State University
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); Louisiana Technical College

Courses Taught

  • NURS 01-401 Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • NURS 01-421 Community Nursing
  • NURS 01-601 Foundational Concepts for a Nurse Leader
  • NURS 01-604 Global Health Systems
  • NURS 01-611 Professional Practice of the Nurse Executive in Healthcare Organizations
  • NURS 01-614 Knowledge Management of the Nurse Executive
  • NURS 01-615 Nurse Executive Capstone

Academic Interests

  • Online education
  • Community health and wellness
  • Lead Faculty for the MSN program
  • Mentorship of new nursing faculty

Scholarly Activity

  • Skinner, D., Kendall, H., Skinner, M., & Campbell, C. (2019). Mental health simulation: Effects on students’ anxiety and exam scores. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 35, 33-37.
  • Skinner, H. M. (2017). Simulation: Preparing nursing students to work with community-dwelling older adults. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(2017), 520-523.
  • Skinner, H. M. (2014). Poster abstracts-1st Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care: Nurturing and growing our young nurses in a community-based emergency department. International Emergency Nursing, 22(4), 262-263.
  • Skinner, H. (2012). Promotion of just culture in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38(6), 511.

Student Group Advisement

  • MSN students

Other Professional Experience

  • Board certified Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Nursing practice includes Primary Care
  • Registered Nursing experience in emergency nursing, family practice, and specialty clinics
  • Aided in the most recent launch of the MSN program at Northwest by supporting the development of the MSN nursing curriculum
  • Taught a variety of courses including: pharmacology, simulation, leadership and management, community health, bridge to baccalaureate nursing, health assessment, BSN capstone course, perspectives on poverty, research application, violence prevention, basic life support, and emergency nursing residency.