College of Nursing
Degree ProgramMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Michele Cournan received her DNP in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in May 2010. She is currently the Quality/Risk Manager at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady, NY. Dr. Cournan became a part-time faculty member in the College of Nursing at Walden University in August 2018. She is licensed as an Registered Nurse (New York # 416257-1effective 9/89, Minnesota #2465681 effective 6/18), Adult Nurse Practitioner (New York # F301-861 effective 2/97, Minnesota # 5982, effective 7/18) and as a Family Nurse Practitioner (New York # F336896,effective 7/11). She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse since 1994. Dr Cournan is currently the Past President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. She has a number of publications and presentations on a variety of rehabilitation nursing topics including fall prevention, pressure ulcers, and legal issues.
NURS 6512 - Advanced Health Assessment
NUNP 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults
DNP, Universtiy of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA United States
Association of Rehabiliation Nurses, President
Awards / Honors
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses President’s Award, ARN, 2017
Cournan, M. C. (2018). Improving patient safety through video monitoring Rehabilitation Nursing
Cournan, M. C. (2015). Chapter 3: Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration.
Cournan, M. C. (2017). Advocating the value and role of rehab nurses. ARN
Cournan, M. C. (2013). Guilty or innocent - What does your documentation show? The mock trial experience ARN