Christine ("Tina") Leech, RN, MSN

Clinical Instructor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 4155 400NIB

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 764-6910
Fax: (734) 647-2416


  • Team communications
  • Patient safety
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Trauma systems development/ improvement
  • Motivational leadership in nursing

Ms. Leech teaches in the BSN program at the School of Nursing. She has extensive clinical background in the emergency/trauma and critical care environments. Specific areas of interest include team dynamics and critical communications for improved patient safety and outcomes. She served 22 years in the U.S. Army holding numerous clinical and leadership positions.


Ms. Leech has more than 26 years of teaching experience with patients, colleagues, and community members. She enjoys teaching BLS, ACLS, TNCC, ENPC, and ATCN. In addition, she has developed and presented nursing courses in the areas of advanced pathophysiology reviews, critical care, trauma care, pain management, and leadership. Ms. Leech has served as a motivational speaker for multiple conferences and public forums on improving communications in healthcare, conflict resolution, team building, patient satisfaction, setting and achieving goals, and humor.

Affiliations / Service

  • Emergency Nurses Association (Chapter President, 2010-2011; 1996-1997)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (El Paso Chapter Secretary and Program Planner, 2009-2011)
  • Member, American Nurses Association

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Outstanding Leadership Award, University Medical Center of El Paso, 2010
  • The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses (The Daisy Foundation), University Medical Center of El Paso, 2009


  • MSN, University of Texas Houston Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX 1999
  • BSN, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA 1985