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Melissa Nunn, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, CNE, NEA-BC
Coordinator BSN-DNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care and Acute Care Concentrations

Email: mferni@lsuhsc.edu

Phone: 504-568-4139

Office: 330

Office Hours:

Office Hours by Appointment 

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Nurse Practitioner Transition to Practice; Pediatric Health Care


Bio

Melissa Nunn is an adjunct faculty member in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing.  Dr. Nunn is a pediatric nurse practitioner who received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from LSU Health School of Nursing in 2019 and her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2015.  She is currently employed as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department and is the Director of Advance Practice at Children’s Hospital.  Before completing her nurse practitioner education, Dr. Nunn served as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital for 5 years after graduating from LSUHSC School of Nursing’s CARE Program.

Dr. Nunn currently holds both pediatric primary care and pediatric acute care nurse practitioner certifications from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB).  Dr. Nunn is an active member and holds leadership positions in both the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (LANP).  She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society.


Publications/Presentations

 

Journal Publications – Refereed (peer reviewed)  

 

Published

Nunn, M. (2023). Pediatric Critical Care Nursing: Our Past, Present, and Future. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 35(3).

 

Lass., S., & Nunn, M. (2023). Kangaroo Care Implementation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 35(3).

 

Fowler, L. H., Landry, J., & Nunn, M. F. (2019). Nurse Practitioners Improving Emergency Department Quality and Patient Outcomes. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 31(2), 237–247. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu/10.1016/j.cnc.2019.02.010


Sawant, S., D. Youssef, J. Reiland, M. Ferniz, D. Marchetti, and K. El Sayed. 2006. Biocatalytic and Antimetastatic Studies of the Marine Cembranoids Sarcophine and 2-epi-16-Deoxysarcophine. Journal of Natural Products 69(7), 1010-1013.

 

Denkins Y., D. Kempf, M. Ferniz, S. Nileshwar, and D. Marchetti. 2005. Role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on cyclooxygenase-2 metabolism in brain-metastatic melanoma. Journal of Lipid Research 46, 1278–84.

 

              Journal Publications – Non Refereed   

 

Published

Finger, L. and Nunn, M. (2022, October). Hypothyroidism in Infants, Children, and Adolescents.  In the Kneaux – Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners (Clinical Corner). Retrieved from https://s3.amazonaws.com/enp-network-assets/production/files/20384/original/2022-3rd_qtr_Newsletter__281_29.pdf?1667571073.

 

Nunn, M. and Fowler, L. (2022, July). Workforce Development in Action: Academic-Practice Partnership Increases the Number of PNPs and NNPs. Voice of Nursing Leadership (Editorial). Retrieved from https://www.aonl.org/news/voice-of-nursing-leadership.

 

Book Chapters

Nunn, M. F., Gentry, M., & Sanabria, G. (2021). Gastrointestinal disorders. In T. Kyle (Ed.),  

     Primary Care Pediatrics for the Nurse Practitioner: A Practical Approach (pp. 393–418).

     Springer Publishing Company.

 

Refereed (peer reviewed) Presentations

Title of Presentation

Date & Location

Organization

Category: local, national, international

Type: Podium, Poster, Workshop, etc.

Creating a Welcoming Culture for Advanced Practice Providers

June 2023, New Orleans, LA

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

National

Podium

You got Hired! Now What?!?

April 2023, Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

Statewide

Podium

Strengthening Competency-Based Nurse Practitioner Education with Unfolding Case Studies in Fundamental Pre-Clinical Courses

April 2023, Orlando, FL

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

National

Podium

Nurse Practitioner Students' Intradisciplinary Simulation to Enhance Role Development

April 2023, Orlando, FL

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

National

Poster

Suturing for Beginners

October 2022, Alexandria, LA

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

Statewide

Workshop

Extremity X-ray Interpretation

October 2022, Alexandria, LA

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

Statewide

Workshop

Review of Common Childhood Exanthems

October 2022, Alexandria, LA

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

Statewide

Podium

Emerging APP Leadership Structures

October 2022, Kansas City, MO

Children Hospital Association

National

Podium

Academic Practice Partnerships for Workforce development

October 2022, Kansas City, MO

Children Hospital Association

National

Podium

Ouch! Dog bites, Insect Stings, and Other Animal Injuries

October 2022, Virtual

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National

Podium

Creating a Welcoming Culture for Advanced Practice Providers

October 2022, Virtual

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National

Podium

Professional Development for Nurses

May 2022, Virtual

Louisiana State Nurses Association

Statewide

Podium