University of Southern Indiana

Mellisa Hall

Mellisa Hall

Chair of Master of Science in Nursing Program
Nursing Program

Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program

Stone Family Center for Health Sciences - 3033

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment

Education and Certifications 


DNP                                      Case Western Reserve University 

Post-Masters Certificate           Indiana University

MSN                                       Indiana University 

BSN                                       Indiana University 

ANP                                       1995 - ANCC 

FNP                                        1996 - ANCC 

GNP                                       2010 - ANCC 


Areas of Interest for DNP Projects


Interested in working with doctoral students with projects focused on a variety of clinical practice concerns, including geriatric conditions.  In addition, interested in working with educationally-focused projects which will make a difference in systems change.  


Recent Publications and Presentations

Adams, A., Hall, M.A., & Flughum, J. (2014). Utilizing the health belief model to assess vaccine

            Acceptance of patients on hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 41(4), 393-406.


Phillips, T. & Hall, M.A.  (2014). Graduate nurse internship program: A formalized orientation

            Program.  Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

Hall, M. A.  (2013). An expanded look at evaluating clinical performance: Faculty use of

            Anecdotal notes in the U.S. and Canada. Nurse Education in Practice.  doi:


Schaar, G.L. & Hall, M.A. (2013). A nurse-led initiative to improve obstetricians’ screening for

            postpartum depression. Nursing for Women’s Health, 17 (4), 307-315.

 Hall, M.A. & Hall, R.S.(2013). Preventative dental services in primary care. Clinician Reviews,

            23 (3)   29 – 35.

 Hall, M.A. (2012). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Home

            Healthcare Nurse: the Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional, 30 (10).

 Hall, M.A. (2012).  Alcoholism and depression.Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal for the

            Home Care and Hospice Professional, 30 (9).

2015    Does Having a Spiritual Support System Affect Those Who Self Manage Chronic Diseases? Poster       Presentation presented Midwest Nursing Research Society April 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana. Judge, D. & Hall, M.A

2015    Promoting Self-Care of Nursing Students.  Presented April, 2015 at the National Nurse Educator Summit in            San Diego, CA.   Bonhotal, S., Hall, M., & Seibert, S.

 2014    Autoimmune Conditions and Inpatient Implications.  Presented November 13, 2014 at the University of Southern Indiana: Webinar to Critical Access Hospitals. Sponsored through grant funding from the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center. 

2014    Quality Improvement Across the Curriculum: the Plan- Do- Study-Act- Model in a BSN Program.  Presented June 24th at the 5th International Nurse Education Conference in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.  Seibert, S. & Hall, M.A.

2012    Faculty Prioritization in Evaluating Student Performance: Use of Anecdotal Notes.  2012 at  the 4th International Nurse Educator Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. 



Clinical Practice 


2005 – Present: Family Nurse Practitioner:  Tulip Tree Family Health Clinic, Fort

            Branch, IN.  Provide primary and preventative services for individuals of all ages.  

2011 – Present: Family Nurse Practitioner: Dr. C.A. Goodman, LLC. Evansville, IN

            Provide primary and preventative services for all ages.


Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana (CAPNI), Charter Member 

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association 

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 



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