Michelle Payne, DNP, RN, OCN®, BMTCN®


Winston-Salem, NC

I started my nursing career, after graduating from an ADN program, in an acute care leukemia and bone marrow transplant unit. Over the last 25 years, I have worked in a variety of oncology settings including rural satellite clinics. In 2007 my mother was diagnosed with cancer and our 3.5-year journey made me fully appreciate the challenges faced by our patients, caregivers, and their healthcare teams. Our experience inspired me to further my education and seek leadership roles and opportunities that would help remove barriers to improved patient outcomes and nursing professional growth. When not working and volunteering, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my three daughters and their growing families.