Dr. Michael Zychowicz is Professor and Director of the MSN Program at Duke University School of Nursing. He is certified as both an Adult Nurse Practitioner and an Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner. His specialty is orthopedic nursing, with subspecialties in sports medicine, spine surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Zychowicz taught nursing and practiced as a nurse practitioner at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, New York from 1999 to 2008. While in Newburgh, he also practiced in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Zychowicz was selected in 2004 as New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year, received the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Award for Excellence in 2007, was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2007, and 2007-2008 he received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership in Academic Nursing Fellowship. He also served as an Army Reserve Officer in the Army Medical Department between 1991 and 2005. Dr. Zychowicz has published a book titled Orthopedic Nursing Secrets, in addition to writing articles and chapters on a variety of orthopedic topics. He is frequently invited to lecture at conferences and seminars across the country where he shares his expertise and passion for orthopedic topics.