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.
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
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.