Decker nursing faculty

Michelle Ames is a classroom and clinical instructor for Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing and has been teaching nursing at various levels for 14 years. She is also an instructor for Kaplan, teaching nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) success strategies to nursing program graduates throughout New York and Pennsylvania. In addition, Ames is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society.


  • AAS, nursing, Broome Community College
  • BS, adult education for health sciences, Empire State College
  • BSN equivalent, nursing education, Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  • MSN, nursing education, Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Clinical interests

  • Cardiac nursing
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Obstetrical nursing
  • Pediatric nursing

Research interests

  • Simulation in nursing education
  • Nursing culture and socialization