120 Blanton Nursing Building


Michelle Williams, MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing

"As a nurse educator, I feel that nursing education is a discipline, structured to teach the art and science of nursing. Nurse educators work to initiate essential nursing components to students in both the classroom and clinical setting in order to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and basic tools of nursing: caring, compassion, professional behavior, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, performance of caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration, and managing care."

Mrs. Williams accepted a teaching position with Florida Southern College in the nursing department two years ago. She has been a nurse for 16 years, with her specialty areas being in nurse education and adult health with emphasis on cardiac health. Mrs. Williams obained her BSN and MSN in Nursing education from Union University in Jackson, TN. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and will graduate in 2013. Her dissertation work involves Self Care Management of Heart Failure Patients. Michelle is originally from Jackson, TN, has been married for 16 years and has 2 children, who love swimming and going to Disney World.

Courses Taught

On-campus lab instruction of nursing skills, physical assessment, utilization of the nursing process, and documentation of patient data; implementation of Simulation Clinical experiences by utilizing VitaSim mannequins, 3G SimMan mannequin, and the Laerdal IV Simulator and coordinating software.


M. S. N., B.S.N., Nursing Education, Union University

Recent publications

Contracted with Judith Wilkinson and contributed 5 nursing care plans for text Fundamentals in Nursing 2nd Edition, F.A. Davis Company, Released December 2010

"Electrodiagnostic Testing" chapter submission to Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, pending publication Summer 2010.