Michele Renninger, M.S.M.S.

Instructor, School of Nursing 

Michele RennigerAfter 25 years of nursing practice in a variety of settings including level one trauma centers, critical access hospitals, and community outreach, Michele Renninger returned to academics, earning a master of science in medical simulation from Drexel University in 2020 with a focus on interdisciplinary simulation. Most recently, practicing at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, she managed a core team of registered nurses who served in discipline specific roles to provide medical school students and residents exposure to interdisciplinary teamwork and communication during simulation. Simulation is a rich environment for an observational, experiential, and most of all courageous mindset as students gain skills and confidence in decision making. The Simulated Health Center provides a team-based model which aligns with the current health care environment, promoting problem solving by remaining curious. A fundamental component of Michele’s practice is to support students as they become comfortable with the uncomfortable while honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is thrilled to have joined the innovative, compassionate, and highly motivated UP community. In Michele’s spare time, she enjoys drawing, swimming in the sea, and always remaining present for a new random act of kindness or service.