Melissa Shoaff, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Professional Overview

Listed in reverse chronological order:

Wolf River Urology Surgery Center, Germantown, TN: June 2021-current, Staff Nurse PRN

Hamilton Eye Surgery Center Institute; Memphis, TN; December 2019-December 2021, Staff Nurse PRN

  • Provide care in pre-operative, operating room, procedure room, and post anesthesia care unit for specialty surgery.
  • Teach patient’s about procedure's and discharge criteria.
  • Collaborate with anesthesia and surgeon’s to facilitate care.

Cornelius & Collins, LLC; Murfreesboro, TN; May 2017-March 2021, Expert Obstetric Consultant

  • Reviewed legal records/medical documents for cases in obstetric nuring.
  • Prepared recommendations for safe client care based on medical records and facility guidelines.
  • Discussed findings with attorney in regard to nursing care and facility policies.

The University of Memphis; Memphis, Tennessee; August 2008- present, Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Instruct and evaluate nursing students in the clinical and classroom setting in the Maternal-Newborn and Medical- Surgical courses.
  • Mentor students to be successful for the NCLEX exam and all nursing courses.
  • Facilitate course curriculum among full-time and adjunct faculty as course coordinator.
  • Guided colleagues and students as the course coordinator role for the Childbearing Family practicum's.
  • Delivered service as a Student Nurse's Association (SNA) faculty representative.
  • Provided service as Faculty Organization Secretary for at calendar year at Loewenberg College of Nursing (LCON).
  • Served as Technology Committee member.
  • Appointed as Student Affairs committee member and co-chair.

Methodist Healthcare; Germantown, Tennessee; August 2008- February 2012, and June 2018- November 2019 Staff Nurse, PRN, Well Baby Nursery/ NICU

  • Provided care and teaching for the newborn, high-risk neonate, and mother after birth.
  • Assessed patients for signs of well being or distress and intervene.
  • Prepared patients for admission and discharge processes.

Ascend Technology Institute; Leawood, KS; February 2012-April 2014, Live Review Educator

  • Facilitated review courses for graduate nurses throughout the country to pass the state board exam (NCLEX).
  • Prepared and managed review courses throughout country.
  • Coordinated with the Dean of each college and instructors to prepare new nursing graduates to be successful on the NCLEX.

Methodist Healthcare; Germantown, Tennessee; March 2007-August 2008, Patient Care Coordinator Postpartum/Well Baby Nursery

  • Coordinated care for nursing staff and all patients on unit.
  • Functioned as expert clinical nurse and leader for staff and patients.
  • Communicated with clinical director and other coordinators to manage unit and staff.

Methodist Healthcare; Germantown, Tennessee; January 2003-March 2007, and February 2012- 2018, Obstetrics- Labor and Delivery, Postpartum Staff Nurse and PRN Staff Nurse

  • Prepared patients for surgery, circulated surgery, and recovered.
  • Assessed patients during labor process and monitored fetal wellness.
  • Instructed patients on intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care.

  • Master of Science in Education; Maternal-Child Nursing, December 2007
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing; December 2002

  • Adult health
  • Nursing administration
  • Nursing education
  • Women’s health

  • American Association of Critical Care Nursing
  • American Nurses Association ANA & State Members
  • National League of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor society of Nursing

  • July Challenge Winner, Hotworx Fitness facility, July 2021
  • The Daisy Foundation Nominee, The University of Memphis, April 2019
  • Healthy Living Award, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, August 2009
  • Healthy Living Success Story, The Commercial Appeal, August 2009
  • Outstanding Leadership Student, The University of Memphis, April 2003

  • None currently

  • Bartlett Hills Baptist Church affiliation sponsor for the homeless