Dr. Melissa Neville is an Associate Professor, and has been teaching at Weber State University for over eight years. She has extensive experience in curriculum design and program evaluation. She has designed and taught courses in the Associate, RN-BSN, and MSN programs. Melissa is passionate about nursing research, curriculum development, program evaluation and evidence-based practice in both the academic and clinical settings. Her teaching philosophy is very student focused and outcome centered. She believes that there is something she can learn from every student. Melissa is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and has been licensed since 2001. Her specialty is pediatrics and urgent care. As a clinician, her practice is evidence-based, and focused providing family centered care. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked in both the inpatient, NICU and outpatient settings as a registered nurse. Melissa has also served in a variety of leadership positions including Director of Nursing, Evaluation Chair and program evaluator for the Accreditation Commission of Nursing Education. Melissa received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah. Her research and translational practice interests are nursing leadership, curriculum design, faculty peer review, program evaluation and distance education.