Melissa Lawson teaches in the undergraduate nursing program and came to the College in 2018. She maintains her clinical practice at the University of Kansas Health System where she works on the Cardiovascular Lab Pre/Post Unit and as a first responder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team and the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Prior to that, Lawson worked as a nursing supervisor at Westwood Treatment at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She has experience working on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Family Progressive Care Unit, long-term care, and surgical experience.
Lawson has served on numerous committees within the University of Kansas Health System including the Rapid Response Team, Unit Based Practice Council, Department of Nursing Practice Council, and Critical Care Update Committee. At the University of Kansas Health System she was also an instructor for dysrhythmia.
She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, where she is the current Treasurer-Elect.
Appointment Promotion and Development Committee
Faculty Advisory Council
MSN – Nursing Leadership and Management – Western Governors University, Missouri, 2017
BSN – Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 2014
LPN – Highland Community College, Highland, Kansas, 2011
Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certification, Current
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Current
Basic Life Support (BLS), Current
Registered Nurse – Missouri – Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Current
Registered Nurse – Kansas – Kansas Division of Professional Registration, Current