920 Madison, #1013
Memphis, TN 38163
Melody Norris Waller, instructor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, received her Bachelorís of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2001 and her Masterís of Science in Nursing focusing on Nursing Education with a concentration in Maternal-Child Health from the University of Memphis in 2009. During her course of study, Mrs. Wallerís research efforts were directed toward utilizing progressive education strategies in both Gerontological and Reproductive Health Nursing. Mrs. Waller joined the faculty of the College of Nursing in October of 2009. Her 10 years of experience within the nursing profession includes work in the areas of obstetrics and maternity nursing, and maternal-fetal, cardiac and kidney transplant research. In 2007, Mrs. Waller assumed the role of research nurse coordinator within the College of Nursing, conducting and maintaining investigator initiated research focusing primarily on womenís health. Mrs. Wallerís teaching responsibilities include providing both clinical and didactic instruction within the Clinical Nurse Leader program. Areas of teaching focus include: Gerontological Nursing, Reproductive Health, and Health of Populations. She has also instructed first year nursing students in skills lab and holds growing interest in simulation.
Mrs. Waller is a proud member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, University of Memphis Alumni Association, and serves as a mentor for Memphis City Schools.