Michele Hackett, RN, BSN, CNOR

Owner / Founder

My name is Michele Hackett. I am the owner of Cutting Edge Continuing Education for Nurses and Health Care professionals. I have 20+ years of experience in the Operating Room as a Registered Nurse.


I graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).  I started Cutting Edge Continuing Education to combine the two things that I love, nursing and education.  


Throughout my career, I have worked at many hospitals in the Northern California area, and have used those experiences at each hospital to create the content and exams on this website.


My goal is to provide unique, relevant, and current educational opportunities for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

In my 20+ years in the OR, I have experience scrubbing and circulating for every surgical specialty, including cardiovascular, orthopedics, ENT, pediatrics, general surgery, vascular, GYN and neuro, among others. I spent several years on the cardiac team at University of California, Davis Medical Center. 

Like you, I became tired of taking continuing education courses that were not pertinent to the Operating Room nurse.  I decided to create a CE provider that would be specific to the high-tech and ever-changing environment of the Operating Room.

With new communication technologies such as the internet, I believe that our industry can enhance a nurses’ learning experience by fully engaging the participant.

I care deeply about our profession and its future. My goal is to keep the Operating Room nurse up to date on the ever changing world of the Operating Room.   I strive to educate the Operating Room nurse in a way that is unique, challenging and fun.


I hope that you will enjoy your educational experiences with Cutting Edge!!!

Michele Hackett, RN

Michele Hackett, RN, BSN, CNOR, SNIV