Michele Santilhano

Michele Santilhano

Assistant Professor DNP, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

N120, N156

About Me

20 + years of nursing in pediatric in patient units across three continents.  Passionate about child health in general.  Love helping students develop skills and confidence beyond what they can imagine for themselves.  Prioritize time for international medical missions. 


University of Missouri, Kansas City - BSN - DNP PPC,  Chamberlain College of Nursing, BSN, Royal Free College of Nursing, England, UK - ADN, RN

Teaching Interests

Pediatrics, Med Surg 1 (appointed), Community, Leadership and Health Assessment 

Scholarly Interests

Youth and young adult anxiety


•    Santilhano, M.; Cherven, B. (2018). “Evidence Based Practice for Sickle Cell Disease”; APHON Counts Newsletter – Winter  •   Santilhano, M. (2019). “Online intervention to reduce pediatric anxiety: An evidence‐based review". Journal of Child Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. (32):197–209.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Community Service

Menlo Church, International Medical Missions

Honors & Awards

UMKC Womens Graduate Council Award 2019