Mrs Michelle Krake

RN, BNurs, GradDipAdvClinNurs (Intensive Care & Emergency), CertIVTrngAssmnt,

Lecturer in Nursing

My name is Michelle Krake and I have been with Charles Darwin University since 2012 in a variety of roles from hospital based Clinical facilitator to more recently, lecturing in the fabulous world of Nursing. My goal is to provide high quality, comprehensive education to ensure that undergraduate nursing students receive the best clinical knowledge and expertise to set them up for their future nursing career.

I teach because I want to share my love of nursing.  It is such a rewarding career with so many opportunities. I want to be able to provide undergraduate nurses a great foundation of clinical knowledge and skill ensuring best nursing practice and quality standards of care are met.

My teaching approach is to generally tailor to the individual needs of the student. During the simulation blocks especially, the opportunity for one-on-one teaching provides the student immediate feedback and the reward of a student succeeding is immensely satisfying.

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Academic Biography

Academic and professional qualifications

RN, BNurs, GradDipAdvClinNurs (Intensive Care & Emergency), CertIVTrngAssmnt,

I attained an undergraduate degree in Nursing through Australian Catholic University, and furthered my career by completing Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing (Intensive Care & Emergency Nursing). Throughout my nursing career I also have attained Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. I am currently completing a certificate in Education with plans of pursuing Masters in Clinical Nursing in 2016.

Previous Employment

My nursing career began at the Alfred hospital in 1999 in the Cardio-Thoracic unit as a graduate nurse. As a Registered Nurse, opportunity arose and I spent 13 years in the Intensive Care Unit of a large regional country hospital.  During this time, I also took on the role as Clinical Area Educator (Medical and ICU) for many years before moving to the Northern Territory where I now Lecture in the Bachelor of Nursing.

Teaching & Research Supervision

Why study Nursing?

Nursing can be challenging, demanding and hectic at times however the rewards are equally as amazing and fulfilling.  Nursing provides lifelong experiences, job satisfaction and allows for building on the foundation and exploration of career opportunities.

Undergraduate field of teaching

My area of expertise is active student-based Simulation Blocks which incorporates integrating theoretical knowledge into practice in preparation for clinical placement. The role is very hands-on; providing clinical guidance to the students is an integral part of the nursing curriculum.


T: +61 8 8946 6397

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