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Dr. Michele G. Hackney

Dean, Scott and White School of Nursing (Associate Professor)
Scott and White School of Nursing - Dean's Office
Office: Nursing 103
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8015900 College St, Box 8015BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4667(254) 295-4667
Subjects Taught: NURS 4610 Mental Health Nursing; NURS 4200 Nursing Capstone; NURS 3300 Introduction to Professional Nursing; NURS 3621 Health Care Delivery II; NURS 3321 Pathophysiology II; NURS 3325 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Degrees Earned: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Leadership in Nursing Education Administration from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University; Certified Nurse Educator

Dr. Hackney joined the Scott & White College of Nursing at UMHB in 2010.  Her professional experience includes over 25 years as a psychiatric-mental health and maternal-child nurse. She is certified as an academic nurse educator by the National League for Nursing. 

Dr. Hackney is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society of Education and served as Alpha Eta Gamma chapter president from 2014-16.  She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Nurses Christian Fellowship, and the National League for Nursing.  She has presented at state and national conferences and has publications in both national and international nursing journals.  Dr. Hackney's Ed.D. from UMHB included a specialization in Leadership in Nursing Education Administration.  Her dissertation research investigated the relationship between nursing students' intrinsic motivation and performance on the licensure examination.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Christian Farms Treehouse, a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.  She is an active member of Hill Country Bible Church - Pflugerville, where she serves in Children's Ministry.  She has facilitated prayer workshops at UMHB chapel and various women's retreats in the Austin area.

  • Hackney, M. G. (2017). Nursing students' intrinsic motivation and performance on the licensure examination. Nurse Educator, 42(4), 186-190. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000349
  • Hackney, M. G. (2016). Purpose or Paycheck? Journal of  Christian Nursing, 33(4), 251. doi:10.1097/CNJ.000000000000310
  • Booth, T. L., Emerson, C. J., Hackney, M. G., & Souter, S. (2016). Preparation of academic nurse educators. Nurse Education in Practice, 19, 54-57. doi:10.1016/j.nepr2016.04.006 
  • Hackney, M. G. (2016). The relationship between nursing students’ intrinsic motivation and performance on the licensure examination: A correlational study (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Townsend Memorial Library, University of Mary  Hardin- Baylor, Dissertation Collection. 
Research Interests
  • Dissertation title: The Relationship between Nursing Students' Intrinsic Motivation and Performance on the Licensure Examination  
  • Interprofessional education
  • Teaching/learning strategies
  • Preparation of academic nurse educators