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Content Specialist, RN, MSN, PhD

Melissa began her college career at Furman University, majoring in pre-med/biology. She transferred to Clemson University changing majors several times, and found her future in nursing at Greenville Tech after becoming an associate degree nurse. She returned to Greenville Technical College 9 years later as an Associate professor with a dual Masters degree in Family Practice and Nursing Education from Clemson University. 

Melissa enjoys organizing community programs and events for nurses, such as helping with Upstate health fairs, CEU events, serving as president for various organizations, such as the Upstate South Carolina Black Nurses Association, the South Carolina Nurses Association- Piedmont Chapter, and chapter treasurer of Sigma Theta Tau- Mu Rho. She has also served as an NLN-Ambassador for the American Nurses Association and an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Program Objective Reviewer for the Department of Health and Human Services.  Melissa continues to be very active within the African-American community and has served as a board member for the Greenville Technical College Alumni Association, the Minority Council for the Blood Connection, and the Greenville Human Rights Committee. She currently holds a PhD in Public Health: Community Services and teaches the upcoming generation of nurses strategies on how to pass the NCLEX exam through KapTesting with Kaplan University.