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Mel Seitz, Ph.D., RNC-OB, CHSE

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Simulation Educator

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MSeitz@messiah.edu

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717-796-1800 x6620

Interest and areas of expertise

Simulation Education, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Nurse Fatigue

Education

Practical Nursing (York County School of Technology)
BSN (York College of Pennsylvania)
MS in Nursing (Regis University)
PhD (University of Texas at Tyler)

Classes I teach
  • Simulation Educator
  • NURS 405: Nursing Research II
  • NURS 495: Senior Practicum Thailand
Profile

Dr. Seitz joined the nursing department in 2013 as adjunct faculty. In 2018, she accepted the Assistant Professor and Simulation Educator position joining the nursing department on a full-time basis. She has previously been on faculty at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience with the majority of that time spent in maternal newborn health. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience as a Maternal Newborn Health Clinical Nurse Educator in the acute care setting and more than 10 years of experience using simulation in both acute care and nursing education. She has been teaching at the undergraduate level since 2011.

Mel and her husband,Don, have 2 grown children and 1 grandson. Mel enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and being outdoors.

Publications and Presentations

Recent presentations include:

  • Nurse Fatigue and Nursing Handoffs in Patient and Nurse Safety in 2017 and 2018 at the Eastern Nursing Research Society 29th Annual Scientific Session in Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018 Nurse Research Day: Evidenced-Based Practice and Nursing Research in York, PA