hope college nursing    
hope college > academic departments > nursing        

 
Home
About the Nursing Dept.
The Nursing Degree
News & Events
Student Opportunities
Facilities
Research
Resources
Prospective Students
Handbook (pdf)
Alumni
Faculty & Staff
Program Accomplishments
 

Melissa Bouws

PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
bouws@hope.edu

Room 1138 of Science Center
616-395-7423 (office)
616-395-7163 (fax)

Education:

  • PhD- University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • MSN-Michigan State University 2007
  • BSN- Hope College: Hope-Calvin Department of Nursing–1995

Specialty:

  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Oncology
  • Gerontology
  • Nursing Education

Professional Experience:

  • Staff Nurse, 2004-2008, PerDiem RN: Lacks Cancer Center Saint Mary's Hospital
  • Staff Nurse, 1999-2004, Clinical Staffing Center Saint Mary's Hospital
  • Center Coordinator, 1999-2001, Response Oncology IMPACT Center of Grand Rapids Outpatient Stem Cell Transplant Center
  • Staff Nurse, 1995-1999, Oncology Unit Saint Mary's Hospital

Academic Experience:

  • Assistant Professor: University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing: Grand Rapids Campus at Aquinas College (2007-2012)
  • Adjunct Faculty for Adult Health: Hope College Department of Nursing (2005-2006)

Presentations:

  • 2014, April "the Lived Expierence of the Novice Dean: Exploring the Meaning and Signifiance" Podium Presentation, 2014 Region 10 Conference, Sigm Theta Tau International, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • 2013, October "The Lived Experience of the Novice Dean: Exploring the Meaning and Significance" Poster Presentation, 2013 Fall Research Event, Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon Chapter, Grand Rapdis, MI.
  • 2012, April "The Experience of Transition from Nurse Faculty to Dean: Exploring the Meaning and Significance" Poster Presentation, 2012 MNRS Annual Research Conference-Dearborn, MI
  • 2011, March "Role Transition from Expert Clinician to Novice Educator:A Concept Analysis" Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau: Kappa Epsilon at-Large Chapter,Spring Scholarship Celebration
  • 2010, July "From Nursing Student to RN" Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids, MI, Graduate Nurse Internship Presentation on Role Transition
  • 2010, May "Use of HANDS in Clinical Practice" University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI.
  • 2010, May "Faculty In-Service on Implementation of the QSEN Component of Technology in the Classroom by use of Online Care Planning" University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI.
  • 2009 December "QSEN Safety Implementation" University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan-Faculty in-service on implementation of QSEN component of safety in course syllabi
  • 2000, September "High Dose Chemotherapy with Stem Cell Support" Spectrum Butterworth Campus, Grand Rapids, MI. Oncology Staff in-service
  • 2000, May " High Dose Chemotherapy with Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Transplant Support" DeVos Women and Children's Center, Grand Rapids, MI. Staff Nurse Chemotherapy Class
    Rehabilitation Nursing Conference, Ann Arbor, MI

Grants:

  • 2013, March "The Lived Expierence of the Novice Nursing Dean: Exploring the Meaning and Significance" Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon Chapter Reseach Grant
  • 2013, November "The Lived Expierence of the Novice Nursing Dean: Exploring the Meaning and Significance" University of Neveda Las Vegas

Awards:

  • 2012 PhD Dissertation Award from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing."The Lived Expierence of the Novice Nursing Dean: Exploring the Meaning and Signifcance."

Professional Interests:

  • Nursing Education
  • Transitions and Identify Theories in Nursing
  • Nurse Transitions
  • Oncology Med-Surg
  • Gerontology
  • Qualitative Nursing Research

Professional Organizations

  • Midwest Nursing Reseach Society (2011-Present)
  • Transcultural Nursing Society (October 2007-2010)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Epsilon Chapter (2007-Present)