Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: (405) 208-6403
Office: NSE 209
Melissa D. Duprey, EdD, RN, began her journey in nursing at Manatee Community College where she received her Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing in 1992. She went on to complete her BSN at the University of South Florida in 1997 and received her MSN at the University of South Alabama in 2006. During her undergraduate studies she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Zeta Gamma Chapter, and was an active member of Chi Omega sorority. In 2010 she received a doctorate of education from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN, and was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Alpha Epsilon Xi chapter.
Prior to entering the faculty role, Dr. Duprey served as a staff nurse in various clinical settings including medical-surgical nursing, oncology, bone marrow transplantation, and post-anesthesia care. She is married with one daughter and enjoys spending her free time with her family. She is enthusiastic about nursing education and preparing new graduates.
Areas of Research:
High Fidelity Simulation
Experiential learning in nursing education
Kolb’s experiential learning model
Benefits of simulated learning in preparing nurses
High fidelity patient simulators
Innovative technology in nursing education
Experiential teaching and learning strategies in nursing education
Incorporating high fidelity patient simulators into the nursing curriculum
Assessment of student perception of high fidelity patient simulators in the nursing curriculum
Quantitative Design Research Methodologies: