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Michael Rice, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Board of Directors
Gold Member

University of Colorado, College of Nursing

Professor & Endowed Chair of Psychiatric Nursing
6321 N Dunkirk Ct
Aurora, CO
United States
Work: (303) 724-8175


Michael Rice is a Professor and Endowed Chair at the College of Nursing, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. He moved to the University of Colorado, leaving a position as Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health at the College of Nursing and Associate Clinical Director of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Rice attended the University of Arizona where he was a NRSA funded individual predoctoral instrumentation fellow. He graduated with his doctorate in Clinical Nursing Research while studying the “Social psychodynamics of Domestic Violence”. Dr. Rice earned his master's degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His baccalaureate degree is from Mount Marty College, a private Catholic College, in Yankton South Dakota. He is a licensed Psychiatric APRN and is board certified by ANCC since 1995 and is active in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association on national board certification and test development. He advocates for the use of distance education technology to meet health care needs of rural America. His HRSA funded “Medically In need Rural Area” (MIRA) project has been a model for rural Psychiatric NP’s distance education and enabled graduate nursing students in rural areas to obtain supervised hours for NP licensure without relocating through internet based videoconferencing and PDA’s. The program won the prestigious 2002 EDUCAUSE award for Excellence in Application of Technology for the Benefit of Humanity and 2003 award for Best Paper in Industry and Corporate Training: EISTA, International Institute of Informatics. The model has been replicated in other states. This model addresses a national need for access to graduate psychiatric nursing programs for underserved and rural areas. He provides national and international consultation and serves on editorial review boards on health care technology. He also serves on the National Board of Advisors for Spyglass Consulting, a firm focused on emerging health care technology, whose clientele include Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and Sun Microsystems. His recent work has focused on the use and analysis of social media applications in health care education and the development of professional social networks.

Job History

College of Nursing University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Center

Professor and Endowed Chair
Aurora , CO
July 2013 - present

Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska

Associate Director -U of Nebraska Medical center
Omaha , NE
July 2009 - present

Director of PIPN Project

Professior : U of Ne Med Center
Omaha , NE, United States
September 2008 - present