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Melissa Rouse

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Ph.D. Nursing

Dr. Melissa Rouse has been teaching in the Nursing Doctoral Program at Walden University since 2018. She is currently the Division Vice President of Nursing Practice, Education & Research for CHI St. Luke's Health in Houston, Texas. She has held various leadership positions in the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Quality and Nursing Administration. She has been in academia since 2008, with experience teaching at the Refresher, Bachelors and Masters level. She taught at the University of San Diego, San Diego State University and Penn State University, World Campus. In addition to teaching for Walden, she is currently teaching online in the RN to BSN and Accelerated BSN program for California State University, San Marcos. Her research interests are varied; she has been a PI or Co-PI for studies looking at prediabetes, improved mobility for ICU patients, use of Mobile Devices for education and Transformational Leadership.

Education

PhD, University of San Diego - Hahn School of Nursing - San Diego, CA United States

MSN, University of San Diego - Hahn School of Nursing - San Diego, CA United States

BSN, San Diego State University - San Diego, CA United States

Public Service

Association of Nursing Professional Development, Board Member - Houston, TX United States

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Performance in Nursing Award, Texas Nurses Assoication - District 9, 2017

Publications

Dennis-Rouse, M. D., Davidson, J. E. (2008). An Evidence-Based Evaluation of Tracheostomy Care Practices Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

Rouse, M. D., Shoukry, C. (2014). Elevated Blood Glucose Levels in the Emergency Department: Missed Opportunities. Journal of Emergency Nursing

Rouse, M. D., Close, J., Prante, C., Boyd, S. (2014). Implementation of the Humpty Dumpty Falls Scale. A Quality Improvement Project Journal of Emergency Nursing

Barnett, J., Dennis-Rouse, M. D., Martinez, V. (2008). Wildfire Disaster Leads to Facilities Evacuation Orthopaedic Nursing Journal

Presentations

Rouse, M. D. (2018). Coming Together – Standardized Orientation for 17 Hospitals

Rouse, M. D. (2013). Elevated Non-fasting Blood Glucose Levels in the ED: Missed Opportunity for Referral and Treatment American Association of Clinical Nurse Leaders

Rouse, M. D. (2013). Elevated Non-fasting Blood Glucose Levels in the ED: Missed Opportunity for Referral and Treatment National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Conference

Rouse, M. D. (2014). Elevated Non-fasting Blood Glucose Levels in the ED: Missed Opportunity for Referral and Treatment AACN

Rouse, M. D. (2018). The Why’s and How-To’s of Creating Unit Practice Councils ANCC

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