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

Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing 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.


Semester Credits

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