ACADEMICS

Melissa Duprey

Associate Professor

Nursing is an art; and if it is to be made an art, it requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or cold marble compared with having to do with the living body- the temple of God's spirit? It is on of the Fine Arts; I had almost said the finest of the Fine Arts. -Florence Nightingale

Education

1997
University of South Florida
Nursing
BS
2006
University of South Alabama
Nursing
MS
2010
Walden University
Education
Ed.D.
Skills Nursing; Nursing Education

Achievements

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The Pediatric Resuscitation and Emergency Simulator.
Worcester State University Grant, Authored and Awarded: April 2016
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Publications

  • Articles
Articles
Duprey, M., Hutchings, A., & Mamishian, A. (2016). Promoting student engagement through the use of mobile applications. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Read More
Articles
Duprey, M. (2016). The use of simulation strategies: An experiential approach toward improving academic achievement. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Read More
Articles
Duprey, M. & Silver-Dunker, K. (2018). Megacode simulation training in undergraduate nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives Journal Read More
Articles
Silver-Dunker, K. & Duprey, M. (2018). Simulation strategies used in the transition from expert clinician to novice nurse educator. Nursing Education Perspectives Journal Read More

Courses

NU943

Teaching & Learning in the Age of Technology


This course examines driving societal forces for technology integration in nursing education in the emerging knowledge era. The student is provided with the opportunity to synthesize and apply diverse classroom and clinical teaching strategies integrating technology. Using theories of education, students will discuss and evaluate how the use of technology influences teaching, learning, and evaluation strategies, as well as quality improvement and patient safety in clinical practice. Students will explore a variety of technologies and their applicability to learning goals, active learning strategies, and different learning environments such as clinical sites and simulation laboratories. Students will evaluate how teacher and learner roles are influenced by the use of technology. Class includes 50 hours of preceptorship working with a mentor in the academic and clinical setting.
4 credits
NU939

Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology


This course focuses on the pharmacologic principals important to nursing practice including: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics, and major drug classifications from the perspective of the Nurse Educator. This course will explore strategies for teaching pharmacological concepts to pre-licensure nursing students. Emphasis is placed on the utilization and application of the nursing process in the teaching of pharmacology and safe administration of medications.
3 credits
NU460

3


This nursing course assists the student with the development of knowledge of nursing science as it applies to the nursing profession. The scientific basis of professional nursing practice is explored. Students will identify nursing practice problems and critically analyze contemporary nursing. The focus of this course is on the study and practice of nursing directed at health promotion/restoration of clients with acute and chronic person/environment disunity. Theories and environmental factors that influence health promotion and restoration of particular client populations are examined. The nursing practice model is further applied to maximize person/environmental unity of clients with acute and chronic alterations in functional patterns.
Nursing Science IV credits
NU470

Nursing Capstone


This course focuses on the integration and synthesis of all previous learning in the nursing major. Each student will utilize knowledge from the clinical practice area. The utilization of current theoretical, scientific and research knowledge toward evidence based professional practice is emphasized.
7 credits
NU430

Research


This introductory research course assists the student with the development of knowledge of nursing research as it applies to the nursing profession. The scientific basis of professional nursing practice is explored. Students will identify nursing practice problems and critically analyze contemporary nursing research
3 credits