Michelle Kaulback, new nursing instructor
Michelle Kaulback of West Chester, Pa., has completed her first semester as an instructor in Immaculata University’s Division of Nursing. This fall, she taught pharmacology, a senior-level medical-surgical nursing class, and a health assessment lab.
Kaulback completed the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track within Thomas Jefferson University’s Master of Science in nursing program in 2003. She is starting her second semester in Immaculata’s doctoral program in higher education.
Kaulback taught in the accelerated baccalaureate nursing program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) from 2007 to 2010. Her clinical experience includes serving as a clinical charge nurse in the Intermediate Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ISICU) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for 12 years.
Kaulback has won several awards for both her teaching and clinical skills. She won the 2009 Teaching Excellence Award, given by UMDNJ’s Stratford Campus. In 2008 the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey named her the recipient of the Humanism in Health Care Award, which recognizes individuals who practice compassion, empathy, respect, and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of health care. Kaulback also won Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Preceptorship Award in 2005 for her mentorship of nursing students and nursing staff.
“The faculty in the Division of Nursing, as well as the university, have embraced me,” said Kaulback. “To educate nursing students in this fast-paced and ever-changing health care environment has been exciting.”
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.