Melody Norris Waller MSN, RN
BSN/MSN Programs Department
920 Madison Ave, #1013
Memphis, TN 38163
Melody Norris Waller, instructor for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2001 and her Master's 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. Waller's research efforts were directed toward utilizing progressive education strategies in both Gerontological and Reproductive Health Nursing. She is currently completing work toward her PhD in Nursing Science degree at UTHSC.
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. Mrs. Waller's teaching responsibilities include providing both clinical and didactic instruction within the BSN/MSN program. Areas of teaching focus include: Medication Safety in Healthcare, Maternal Child Nursing, Senior Synthesis Seminar and Health of Populations. She has also instructed first year nursing students in skills lab and holds growing interest in simulation. Her honors include receiving the Student Government Association Executive Council Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011 and 2013 and the Johnson & Johnson/American Association of Colleges of Nursing Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship Award in 2013.
Mrs. Waller is a proud member of Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Sothern Nursing Research Society, University of Memphis Alumni Association, and serves as a mentor for Memphis City Schools.