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Michelle Toepfer

Visiting Instructor


Michelle has been a practicing nurse for over 28 years. Michelle began her career in critical care nursing. Michelle has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings such as outpatient medical clinics, school nursing and home health. Michelle holds several national certifications. Michelle is certified in medical surgical nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a clinical nurse leader certification from American Association of Colleges of Nursing and a critical care nurse certification from American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Michelle began teaching nursing full time in 2005 at California State University, Bakersfield. Michelle is currently full time visiting faculty at the The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus.

  • MSN - California State University-Bakersfield (2001)
  • BS - California State University-Dominguez Hills (1998)
  • AS - Bakersfield College (1992)

Critical Care Nursing
Nursing Leadership (Pre and Post Licensure)
Nursing Professionalism (Pre and Post Licensure)

  • The Lived Experience of Treatment for Hepatitis C, Gastroenterology Nursing, 2009
  • Medical Surgical RN (RN-BC)
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
  • Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • English

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Gulf Coast Nursing Building (NB) 111

Gulf Park


Areas of Expertise

Critical Care Nursing