Undergraduate: University of South Carolina, Columbia
Graduate School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Michael Goley came to RCAM in 2023 and is the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to join our practice.

HometownI was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina.  I moved to North Carolina in 2001.

FamilyMy wife April is a Family Nurse Practitioner and we have been married almost 20 years! We have one son who is 10 years old and a daughter who is 9 years old.  We also have a dog named Rosie and a cat named Silvy.

Previous jobsI worked as a Registered Nurse in Pediatrics for over 8 years before becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I was faculty in the Undergraduate and Graduate programs at The University of North Carolina and at Duke University.  I have experience on the Pediatric Hospitalist service at both UNC and WakeMed and in the newborn nursery.

Other careers considered before medicineI have always known I wanted to have a career in some area of the medical field.

When first considered working with childrenI remember being on a local television program when I was 8 or 9 years old and when asked what I wanted to be when I grow up my response was “I want to work with kids and be a doctor who takes care of kids”.

When first considered becoming a Pediatric Nurse PractitionerDuring my time at the University of South Carolina I knew my ultimate goal was to work as a nurse practitioner.  It was a few years into my nursing career while working at UNC Children’s Hospital that I determined that I would pursue the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner route versus the Family Nurse Practitioner path.

Why pediatricsI loved taking care of children and watching them grow.  I feel like I have a natural ability to interact well with children of all ages and enjoy the relationship that develops with families.  I am honestly a big kid at heart which is why pediatrics is such a good fit for me!

How has working in Pediatrics changed since having a child? I truly believe lived experiences shape our lives and by having two children I have a better understanding of what it means to be a parent and caregiver.  I incorporated these experiences in my practice style and I feel it has made me into a much more rounded provider.

Interests, hobbiesSpending time with my kids and family, soccer, golf, almost anything outdoors (hiking, camping, bushcraft), I try to garden and like to cook!

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