Melissa Davis

Melissa Davis earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Alfred University in 1984 and her Master of Nursing in Nursing Education at Excelsior College, with Sigma Theta Tau honors, in 2014.

She has extensive experience in medical-surgical, Hospice, and home health nursing. 

Since 2011, Ms. Davis has held educator positions in nursing professional development and as an instructor of registered nurses. 

While leading the Patient Care Technician Orientation program at St. Peter’s Health Partners, a multi-hospital system in Albany, New York, she was awarded the Association of Nursing Professional Development Excellence in Professional Development Educator/Facilitator Practice Award in 2015.  She has also served as an adjunct for the Belanger School of Nursing in Schenectady, New York.  Ms. Davis is active with the Capital District Nursing Research Alliance, NANDA, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Kappa Chapter. 

Currently, Melissa Davis is the course chair for Nursing Fundamentals and Medical-Surgical Nursing III at Memorial College of Nursing in Albany, New York.  In addition, she serves as an adjunct instructor at the Belanger School of Nursing in Schenectady, New York, and maintains an active clinical role with Albany Visiting Nurse Service.  

As a passionate constructivist educator, Melissa is particularly interested in engagement of adult and diverse learners through use of the affective domain.