President’s Page





Why did you decide to join MUNSS?

I first joined MUNSS as a social chairperson for the 2018-19 executive year because I wanted to be more involved in creating a better social and educational environment for nursing students. This will be my third year on the MUNSS executive and I am very excited for what our executive has to offer students this term. I am even more excited to be serving as a leader in our community in creating positive change and a meaningful experience for our students at all three sites!

What are some goals this year regarding your MUNSS role?

Our world has seen very big changes over the past year, and my goal is to help facilitate positive change in our own nursing community and support students socially and academically as we try to navigate virtual learning. One major goal is to create a better space for diversity and inclusion advocacy not only for our executive, but in the School of Nursing community as a whole.

What advice do you have for your fellow nursing students?

Take everything in stride, my friends. Nursing school is overwhelming enough on its own. Balancing academics, your social life, and the ever-change state of our world can feel heavy – take the time to take care of yourself and take it one day at a time. No one ever failed a class because they took one night off to relax and de-stress. Schedule that time!

How do you take your coffee?

Decaf regular on a good day, a Cinnamon Dolce Latte on a “need some more support” kind of day (it tastes like a cinnabon, for real)


Thank you Melissa! Feel free to contact Melissa at for any questions or concerns.