Melissa Shemek, M.S.N. Ed., R.N.C.–N.I.C.U., is Director of Nursing Education at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. She has served in this role since 2015 and has 16 years of nursing experience.  Ms. Shemek is a certified Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse and experienced Clinical Nurse Educator with additional practice in other specialty areas including pediatrics and pediatric intensive care. She has prior work experience at a number of highly prestigious NYC hospitals, while also serving as a traveling nurse in Nicaragua on various medical missions.

She has taught at both Columbia University and New York University Nursing Programs as an adjunct faculty member. Ms. Shemek obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from The University of Phoenix and is continuing her education towards her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership, specializing in Curriculum and Instruction


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