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Melanie Parks

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Parks holds two advanced practice nurse national certifications (ANCC) as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has held a number of nursing positions in a variety of settings for over 20 years. She currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in both inpatient and outpatient practice settings and treats adults and children. Her clinical research interests include mental health issues across the lifespan, Kolcaba's Comfort Theory and chronic illnesses. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students for several universities in both ground and online settings and has taught online with Walden University since 2012.

Education: Post graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate- Johns Hopkins University; DNP-Case Western Reserve University; MSN-FNP- Radford University; BSN-Husson University.