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Melanie Wilhelm

Core Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program 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 Follow her on, and


DNP, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, United States

MS, Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA United States

BS, Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH United States

Public Service

WVEC: Coast Live, Guest Speaker - Norfolk

Raising Todays Child LLC, Parenting expert via social media - Chesapeake

Pediatric Specialists, Preceptor for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Students - Norfolk, VA

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


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.


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