Melanie Wilhelm

Core Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Melanie J. Wilhelm is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at a pediatric practice in Norfolk, VA. She is board certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Dr. Wilhelm is licensed in both Virginia and Minnesota as a Registered Nurse and a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She carries a license to prescribe and DEA # through the state of Virginia. She is a contributing faculty member with Walden University as of February 2021. She serves Walden as a Subject Matter Expert in the area of graduate pediatric nursing studies and is working with a team to create NURS6800: Advanced Pediatric Development and Behavior. Dr. Wilhelm was honored as the Exceptional Professional in the fall 2017 Hampton Roads Physician Magazine. Her doctoral thesis on Pediatric Obesity related to Nutrition Counseling was published in the Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition Journal in October 2012. She has founded Raising Today’s Child, LLC as a mission to help families raise healthy, happy children. Her book, Raising Today’s Baby, second edition, released on Amazon in 2018. She writes a monthly parenting column at TidewaterFamily.com. Follow her on Facebook.com/RaisingTodaysChild, Twitter.com/Rzn2dayschild and RaisingTodaysChild.com.

Education

DNP, Old Dominion University

MS, Old Dominion University

BS, Bowling Green State University

Public Service

WVEC: Coast Live, Guest Speaker - Norfolk

Raising Todays Child LLC, Other - Chesapeake

Pediatric Specialists, Other - Norfolk

Tidewater Family Magazine (now the Tidewater Family Plus Magazine), Volunteer - Virginia Beach

Awards / Honors

Exceptional Professional, Hampton Roads Physician Magazine, 2017

Teacher of the Year, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), 1990

Publications

Wilhelm, M. J. (2012). Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition Counseling. Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition

Wilhelm, M. J. (2015). Raising Today's Baby.

Wilhelm, M. J. (2018). Raising Today's Baby Second Edition.

Wilhelm, M. J. (2021). About Infant Formula. Tidewater Family Plus Magazine

Wilhelm, M. J. (2021). Could it be strep throat?. Tidewater Family Plus Magazine

Wilhelm, M. J. (2021). Raising Today's Child, A Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Perspective.

Presentations

Wilhelm, M. J. (2012). Pediatric Obesity and Nutrition Counseling. NICHQ