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Bernadette Melnyk

Bernadette.Melnyk@asu.edu

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Bio

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN

Education

  • Post-Master's Certification - University of Rochester, NY
    Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2002
  • PhD - University of Rochester, NY
    Clinical Nursing Research, 1992
  • MSN - University of Pittsburgh, PA
    Specialization in nursing care of children, 1983
  • BSN - West Virginia University, WV
    Cum Laude, 1979

Recent Publications

  • Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice (2nd edition). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Melnyk, B.M., Hawkins-Walsh, E., Beauschesne, M., Brandt, P., Crowley, A., Choi, M., Greenburg, E., & O'Haver, J. (2010). Strengthening PNP curriculum in mental/behavioral health and evidence-based practice. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24 (2), 81-94.
  • Melnyk, B.M., Bullock, T., McGrath, J., Kelly, S., Jacobson, D., & Baba, L. (2010). Translating the evidence-based NICU COPE Program for Parents of Premature Infants into Clinical Practice: Impact on Nurses' EBP and Lessons Learned. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 24 (1), 74-80.
  • Melnyk, B.M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S.B., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice step by step: Igniting a spirit of inquiry: An essential foundation for evidence-based practice. American Journal of Nursing, 109 (11), 49-52.
  • Melnyk, B.M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S.B., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice step by step: The seven steps of EBP. American Journal of Nursing, 110 (1), 51-53.

Research Interests

Intervention to improve coping/mental health outcomes in high risk/stressed children, teens and parents, including critically ill/hospitalized children, premature and overweight infants.

Current/Recent Grants and Projects

  • COPE/Healthy Lifestyles for Teens: A School-Based RCT (Principal Investigator). Funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (1R01NR012171-01). September 30, 2009-June 30, 2013. $2.3 million dollars.
  • KySS Fellowship for Primary Care Providers: Improving Child and Teen Mental Health (Principal Investigator/Project Director). Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). July 1, 2008-present, $894,415
  • Distance Ed for Child Psych NPs in Underserved AZ & U.S. (PI/Project Director). Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services/Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), July 1, 2007-present, $943,087
  • PLAY: Parents Leading Active Youth! (Co-investigator; Principal Investigator- Leigh Small). Funded by the National Institutes of Health- R15DK074428), 2007- present; $ 219,201.

Honors/Awards

  • NIH's First NINR Director's Lectureship, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, 2010
  • Edge Runner for Creating Innovative and Effective Premature Infant Parent Education Program, The American Academy of Nursing, 2010
  • Invited U.S. expert panel member, European Child Health Research Platform, funded by the European Commission, 2010-2013
  • Member, United States Preventive Services Task Force, 2007-2011
  • President's Award, Global Caring Nurses Foundation, Arizona, 2009

Research Interests

Research Interests

Intervention to improve coping/mental health outcomes in high risk/stressed children, teens and parents, including critically ill/hospitalized children, premature and overweight infants.

Presentations

  1. Melnyk, Bernadette Strategies to Overcome Barriers in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice.

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