Nicole Figueroa, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC

Nurse Leader for Well-Being and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan

Nicole Figueroa, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC is the Nurse Leader for Well-Being and Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Michigan Medicine Health System. Nicole received her BSN from the University of Detroit Mercy, and received her Masters of Science in Nursing with the concentration of Advanced Holistic Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. Previous to starting her current role, her career was spent as a child psychiatric nurse and the Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric unit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Her work has included education of nurses on clinical presence and reflective practice, particularly with patients and families who are struggling emotionally during their hospitalizations. She is passionate about creating system-wide approaches that support bold and inclusive work environments where people from all backgrounds feel welcome, along with prioritizing and reducing stigma around mental health needs for nurses. Nicole believes that through educating nurses on how to support themselves around the emotional parts of the work, we can create a health system where health care providers can flourish and subsequently our patients and families can truly heal.