Michelle M Knapp


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Michelle M Knapp


Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, Substance Use Disorders Specialty Sequence

1 212 992 5967

433 First Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

Michelle M Knapp's additional information

Michelle Knapp, DNP, MSN, is the director of the Substance Use Disorders Specialty Sequence program and a clinical assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers Collge of Nursing. She is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who uniquely specializes in the area of substance use and other addictive disorders. She has extensive experience in a number of academic, clinical and administrative roles, including working with clients across the lifespan practicing psychotherapy and medication management. As a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Nurse Society on Addictions, she has presented on novel approaches to the treatment of substance use disorders at a variety of national, regional, and local conferences. Her grant-funded work with the NY State Department of Health reflects her passion for advocacy of treatment for women who use substances. 

Knapp earned her DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing, MS from New York University, and BN from Cleveland State University.

DNP - Chamberlain College of Nursing (2016)
MS - New York University (2013)
BN - Cleveland State University (2002)

Mental health
Substance use

American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Society of Addiction Medicine
International Nurses Society on Addictions
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Faculty Honors Awards

Member, Addictions Council's Steering Committee for American Psychiatric Nurses Association (2018)
Fellow, International Nurses Society on Addictions (2018)
Member, Sigma Theta Tau (2002)


Compassionate Care of the Patient Who Uses Substances: Implications for the Infusion Nurse

Knapp, M., & Gilles, S. (2020). Journal of Infusion Nursing, 43(2), 70-77. 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000359
Given the high rate of infection secondary to substance use, infusion nurses have a unique opportunity to compassionately engage individuals with substance use problems. Compassion is an essential ingredient of nursing practice, yet compassionate care of the individual who uses substances may seem difficult to navigate. This article provides the infusion nurse with the essential principles of compassionate care of the patient who uses substances. A fundamental understanding of how to work with patients who use substances may enhance the infusion nurse's practice.

Screening and interventions for substance use in primary care

Knapp, M. M., & McCabe, D. E. (2019). Nurse Practitioner, 44(8), 48-55. 10.1097/01.NPR.0000574672.26862.24
NPs in primary care settings are well positioned to treat substance use disorders (SUDs). SUDs affect patients across the age spectrum and may be diagnosed and treated by NPs using brief interventions and pharmacologic therapies, or patients may be referred to specialty services. This article provides guidelines for screening, brief interventions, and pharmacologic therapies.