Melissa Waddell, WHNP grew up in the Tidewater area. Currently she resides in Chesapeake with her husband and three children. She was awarded a Masters of Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing in 2003. Melissa also achieved a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech in 1998.
Melissa has extensive experience in caring for the healthcare needs of women of all ages. She has worked in women’s health for over 18 years. She has training and certification to perform many gynecologic procedures such as colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, IUD insertion/removal and Nexplanon insertion/removal. Prior to her career as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Registered Nurse on the Women’s Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems in downtown Richmond, VA. She cared for postoperative women, postpartum women and infants in the nursery, and pregnant women admitted to the hospital for extended care. She also served as a clinical instructor-adjunct faculty member through VCU’s School of Nursing, where she taught students the necessary skills to care for patients. Melissa has served in many professional organizations such as the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society, and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.
Melissa is a Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner through the National Certification Corporation.