Melissa Bennett, DNP

Instructional Faculty,
Department of Nursing

I've been a nurse for over 30 years focusing primarily in the long term and long term acute care arena due to my love for geriatrics!  I am passionate about developing nurse leaders and supporting professional growth.  I am active as an appraiser for Pathways to Excellence through ANCC, and I volunteer on the Ohio Board of Nursing's Education Advisory Council.

Personally, my husband and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2020.  We have three adult children, one of whom is a BSN almost MSN/ MBA nurse, and one grandson!  

I love to garden, read, waterski, cook and workout!  My favorite workouts are HIIT, Tabata and Sculpting.


  • Doctorate in Nursing
    Wright State University
  • Master's in Nursing
    Ohio State University
  • Bachelor's in Nursing
    Ohio State University

Research Interests

End of life decision making / Advance Directives / Advance Care Planning

Program Affiliations

BSN to MSN Master of Science

Earning your Master’s in Nursing means you’re ready to become a leader in the healthcare field. If you’re a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, this is the next step on the path to be a nurse educator or nurse manager. With an MSN from ACE, students gain greater knowledge and expertise, potential for career advancement or extension through a different role, and more variety in career options.


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RN to MSN Master of Science

Turn your RN into an MSN with this accelerated program that also allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree on the way to your master’s. Designed to help you excel in evidence-based decision making, informatics, global perspectives and innovative thinking, this program prepares graduates to serve in educational or administrative roles in nursing.


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RN to BSN Bachelor of Science

Earning a BSN means you’ll have advanced nursing knowledge and expanded professional skills to excel in a global and increasingly complex healthcare system. Nurses with a BSN qualify for more jobs and earn higher salaries than associate degree nurses.


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