Michelle Dancer

Instructor of Nursing

CN66D  Phone: 765-285-4650  Fax: 765-285-2169

School of Nursing

Michelle Dancer has been a nursing instructor in the School of Nursing since 2004. She has taught in the undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program and the RN to BSN program. This semester, spring 2013, will be her first time teaching in the master’s program.

As a certified nurse-midwife, Ms. Dancer’s area of practice prior to joining Ball State University was providing prenatal, antenatal, postnatal, newborn and women’s health services in two free-standing birthing centers.


  • M.S., Nurse-Midwifery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH - 2002
  • B.S., Nursing, Wright State University, Dayton, OH – 1996
  • A.S., Science & Art, University of Wisconsin-Washington Co. – 1991

Publications (past 5 years):

Bantz, D., Mattice Dancer, M., Hodson-Carlton, K., Van Hove, S. (2007). A Day-long Clinical Laboratory: From Gaming to High Fidelity Simulators. Nurse Educator, 32(6), 274-277

Presentations (past 5 years):

7th National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories in San Antonio, TX – July 2007
Presented eVirtual Obstetrical Clinical Lab

Creative Endeavors (past 5 years):

Development of the eVirtual Obstetrical Clinical Lab using high-fidelity simulators, robotic childbirth, and conventional instruction

Professional Organizations/Memberships/Certifications:

  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH)
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
  • National League for Nurses (NLN)
  • American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
  • AMCB – Nurse Midwifery Certification

Courses (previous 2 years):

  • NUR 101: Terminology for Health Care Professionals and Consumer
  • NUR 230: Health Appraisal Across the Lifespan (clinical instructor)
  • NUR 301: Sexual Health: Significance for Nursing
  • NUR 401: Nursing Concepts
  • NUR 406: Childbearing Families (clinical instructor)