MSN, BSc, Grad Dip Diab Ed, Midwife
A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse educated and authorised to function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role. This means Melissa can write your prescriptions, order diagnostic tests e.g blood tests/X Rays/ ultrasound scans as required, provide referrals and perform minor procedures.
Melissa was trained at Curtin University and has continued to keep studying since finishing her initial qualification in 1995. She has worked in many rural and remote communities in Australia over the past 20 years as a clinician. She has also worked as an academic in teaching and research roles for both Curtin University and the WA Centre for Rural Health (formerly CUCRH). Her professional areas of interest include sexuality, sexual dysfunction, wound care, and wellness.