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Melissa Melendez

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Melissa Melendez, MSN, RN, CPNP is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care through PNCB since April 2009. She received her MSN at Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in January 2009. She also received her Certificate of Professional Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in December 2005 and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baldwin Wallace College in May 2004. She currently serves as a Clinical Trial Nurse Navigator for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is PRN as a pediatric nurse practitioner in hematology and oncology at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

Melissa has been Contributing Clinical Faculty for Walden University in pediatrics since 2016 and Clinical Faculty for MSN students at Case Western Reserve University since May 2011. She is a clinical preceptor for FNP/PNP students at The University of Cincinnati, The University of Akron, and Ursuline College.

Professionally, she has worked as a nurse assistant, a registered nurse, a division supervisor, and a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Melissa has a number of research projects in the field of pediatric oncology and is involved in many committees focusing on process improvement and improving patient care.

Courses Taught

NURS 6541 - Primary Care Adolescent and Child


Certificate of Professional Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

BS, Baldwin Wallace College

MS, Case Western Reserve University

Public Service

LLS, Volunteer

Awards / Honors

APN II Promotion, 2013

APN III Promotion, 2015

Karen Scherr Continuing Education Grant, 2010


Melendez, M. C. (2009). The Impact of Family-Centered Rounds in the Pediatric Population on Parental Involvement and Parental Satisfaction.

Melendez, M. C., Bartunek, L. R. (2011). The Implementation of an Algorithm for the Standardization of Central Line Dressing Care in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Population.

Melendez, M. C. (2020). A 20/20 View of Genetics and Genomics: Bridging Personalized Medicine and the Role of the Social Worker. LLS.