Faculty & Staff

Melissa B. Franke

Tenured Assistant Professor of Nursing with a Master in Nursing Education as well as a 2012 NLN Certified Nurse Educator who has eleven years of experience in Higher Education.  Professor Franke continues to maintain clinical expertise through ongoing clinical practice in step down cardiac units and critical care.

 Primary responsibilities include clinical and didactic instruction in medical surgical, high acuity and leadership courses as well as ten years of experience as an advisor to nursing students.

Professional Organizations include WVNLN, NLN, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and Golden Key society.

Community and national organizations include Kiwanis, Philippi Baptist Church, Philip Barbour High School Band Boosters, and Philip Barbour High School Swim Team Parent.