Associate Professor, RN to BSN Program
College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences
D.N.P., Wilmington University
M.S.N., Wilmington University
Melanie Ayers, DPN, RN, NCSN received her ADN from Gloucester County College, NJ. She then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Leadership, and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Leadership from Wilmington University. She has also received her NJ state school nurse certification from Rutgers University and has achieved national certification in school nursing (NCSN).
Dr. Ayers’ doctoral work focused on the health and fitness of people with intellectual disabilities. She is an advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and serves on several state and local advocacy committees in New Jersey.
She is a member of the American Nurses Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association, Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau.
Prior to her role as assistant professor, Dr. Ayers had been adjunct faculty since 2009. Her nursing experience includes critical care, case management, staff educator and hospice care before becoming a school nurse. She teaches in the RN to BSN program and is a liaison for the New Jersey campuses.