Decker nursing faculty

Michele Summers is a family nurse practitioner and a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the Decker School of Nursing. She has more than 25 years experience in the education field and a lifelong passion for health promotion.  

Summers earned her BS in nursing from Binghamton University in 2009, with a prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. She then worked in home care as a case manager representing the Lourdes Hospital Nursing Research Committee during its Magnet re-designation. She received her MS in family nursing-nurse practitioner and a certificate in nursing education in 2014, and worked part-time for two years in a private family practice in Ithaca, N.Y.

She is a certified family nurse practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, as well as board certified in gerontological nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Summers is working on her doctoral degree at Binghamton University. She is also developing a private practice for house calls in northern Broome County. 

Research interest


  • Care delivery models that reduce readmission rates

Professional organizations

  • Zeta Iota chapter of Sigma Theta Tau 
  • American Public Health Association
  • Nurse Practitioners Association of New York State, Region 2
  • Professional Nurse Association of South Central New York
  • Chenango Fire Company Auxiliary