Nursing 901

Profiles of some of our area's top nurses.

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Melissa Evans , r.n., b.s.n.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Melissa Evans, a clinical 
development specialist at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, started out as a medical assistant for a North Mississippi nursing home while attending nursing school. After receiving her associate degree from Northwest Community College in 1997, she began working at what was then known as Methodist Central in the obstetrics department. She later landed a job at UT Medical Group working with a practice specializing in infertility. She returned to Methodist in 2000 and has been there since, working in a variety of roles.

She now orients new nurses and is proud to have played a pivotal role in developing a residency program for graduate nurses straight out of school. The evidence-based program that was developed by Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare strives to increase job satisfaction and decrease turnover in the nursing profession. A pilot program at Methodist South was a huge success, and in January 2013, the program went system-wide.

“We tell our young nurses that even though you just graduated, you have just begun learning; nursing is a process of continuous learning,” says Evans. “It is the function of a nurse to be the patient’s advocate, and it is my goal to advocate for those nurses within my realm of influence.”


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