July 2015-June 2018 AACN Secretary
July 2017-June 2018
Michelle Kidd, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018. She serves a one-year term as secretary from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
Kidd is a clinical nurse specialist for critical care in two ICUs at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana. She also serves on multiple hospital-wide and system-wide teams.
Her extensive AACN involvement includes serving as an ambassador and membership on the NTI Program Planning Committee, 2013-2014, the Chapter Poster Abstract Review Panel and the Evidence-Based Poster Abstract Review Panel. She is a frequent presenter at AACN's annual National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition. On the chapter level, Kidd is a member and past president of the White River Chapter, Muncie. The chapter earned the AACN President's Award for Chapters in 2011, when she was president.
Much of her time is spent mentoring and coaching nursing leaders in the chapter and in the hospital's critical care units. She encourages and cultivates their leadership skills, engaging them in owning, driving and disseminating practice change for better nursing and patient outcomes.
Her other professional affiliations include membership in the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), the Central Indiana Organization of NACNS and Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Rho Chapter. She has authored several articles in American Nurse Today. She served as principal investigator for "Predicting the Risk of Verbal Abuse Among Registered Nurses at a Teaching Hospital."
Kidd earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994 and a Master of Science in 2010 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.