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Joan Melzer

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Associate Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing and Allied Health
316-942-4291 ext. 2268
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Office: E227
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Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information:

As a Catholic and native Kansan, I chose to complete my BA degree in Psychology at Kansas Newman College after graduating from St Francis Hospital School of Nursing diploma program. After approximately two years as a pediatric and obstetric nurse, I was offered a teaching position at St Francis Hospital School of Nursing. That position afforded me the opportunity to complete an Masters in Education and Nursing. Educating future nurses is a privilege and rewarding career that I have enjoyed for over forty years!

MS MN APRN RNC-MNN
Education:

Wichita State University

MN (Nursing), 1979  

 

Kansas State University

MS (Education), 1977

 

Kansas Newman College

BA (Psychology), 1975

 

St Francis Hospital School of Nursing

Diploma (Nursing), 1970

Areas of Expertise:
  • Maternal-Newborn Nursing
  • Women's Health
  • Childbirth education
  • Urgent Care Nursing- Ambulatory Care Setting
Research Interest:
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • Women's Health Issues
Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Kansas Chapter Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) leader and board member
  • Sigma Theta Tau international Iota Chi Chapter past-president and numerous board positions
  • Via Christi Board member appointed by Bishop Jackels and reappointed by Bishop Kemme CGFNS
  • Item writer and Item Review Panel in Philadelphia
  • PA for a six year period NCLEX (RN Licensure Exam)
  • Item writer for Pearson Vue in Chicago IL over the past six years
Recognition & Awards:
  • 2013 Faculty Excellence Award (Newman University)
  • Newman University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Civic Awards for Community Involvement

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