Michelle Hartley is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who practices at our St. Augustine location. Michelle’s philosophy when it comes to helping patients is she believes that mind, body, and spirit together influence health and wellness.
“I enjoy getting to know patients personally and helping maintain their quality of life while they reach their goals of care,” she says. Personally, Michelle has encountered cancer with friends and family. Her experience with them keeps her motivated to continue her education and to stay dedicated to fundraising for research.
“Prior to my nurse practitioner career, I worked as a registered nurse for 11 years, primarily as a hospital ‘float’ nurse in departments such as ICU, Oncology, and Postsurgical. I feel working bedside provided me with a greater understanding and appreciation of the patient experience,” she says.
Originally from Wheeling, West Virginia, Michelle moved to Neptune Beach in 2006 as a travel nurse and fell in love with the area. She was eager to not only become a part of the community but to serve it as well. “Over the past several years, I have been committed to volunteering at public health screenings and free medical clinics in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the surrounding areas,” she says. Michelle says she’s often asked what it’s like to work in oncology. Her response is, “With each day, I am humbled and inspired by the strength and courage I witness. I consider it an honor and privilege to be welcomed into the patient’s and family’s lives and to have a role during their journey.” When not in the office, Michelle enjoys going to the beach with her twin daughters. She enjoys creating art from shells and coral she finds on the shore. Michelle is also a music fan of many genres and is a novice drummer.