Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN is currently Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Formerly, she was Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Dr. Melnyk earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University, her Master of Science degree with a specialization in...See more
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN is currently Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Formerly, she was Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Dr. Melnyk earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University, her Master of Science degree with a specialization in nursing care of children and pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh, and her PhD in clinical research from the University of Rochester where she also completed her post-master's certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She is a nationally/ internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research and child and adolescent mental health, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences on these topics. Dr. Melnyk has served as a scientific reviewer for multiple study sections and special emphasis panels at the National Institutes of Health and has consulted with healthcare systems and colleges throughout the nation and globe on how to implement and sustain evidence-based practice. Her record includes over 11 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies as principal investigator and over 170 publications. Dr. Melnyk is co-editor of the well known book, "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, Implementing Evidence-based Practice: Real World Success Stories, "and the "KySS Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion. "She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice, and currently serves on the 16-member United States Preventive Services Task Force. She also serves as associate editor of the journal, "Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing". In 2001, Dr. Melnyk founded the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' KySS Program, a national initiative to promote the mental health of children and teens, which she directed for nearly a decade. Dr. Melnyk has received numerous national and international awards, including the Audrey Hepburn Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Jessie Scott Award from the American Nurses Association for the improvement of healthcare quality through the integration of research, education and practice, and the NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research's inaugural director's lectureship award. She was recently inducted into Sigma Theta Tau's International Researcher Hall of Fame and also recognized as an "Edge Runner "by the American Academy of Nursing for the KySS program and her COPE Program for parents of preterm infants. See less
The following is a personality profile of Bernadette Melnyk based on her work.
Bernadette Melnyk is inner-directed, restrained and strict.
She is empathetic, she feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. She is calm-seeking as well: she prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe. But, Bernadette Melnyk is also self-controlled: she has control over her desires, which are not particularly intense.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for modernity.
She is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: she cares more about making her own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what she does: she thinks it is important to take care of the people around her.
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