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Melinda Dicken, MSN, RN, CNS

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5936
Email: mdicken@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-5414
Melinda Dicken, MSN, RN, CNS, has more than 20 years of experience in the nursing care of adult patients across the life span in acute care settings. She utilizes evidence-based practice guidelines, strong interpersonal skills, and a well-developed knowledge base to model excellent nursing care. Dicken’s teaching approach not only lays the foundation for future learning, but can be utilized in real-life patient encounters that will promote nursing excellence and serve to further increase knowledge and the application of learning.

Education

MSN, Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Azusa Pacific University
BSN, Azusa Pacific University

Credentials/Certifications
Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

Departments

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs
    • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
    Postoperative care, skin/wound care

Courses Taught

UNRS 105 – Foundations of Professional Nursing
GNRS 585 – Restorative Nursing

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
Certified Nursing Assistant to License Vocation Nurse Transition Program (Acute Care)

Ethical Implications of Restraints

Congestive Heart Failure Disease Management Project

Professional Experience

Industry Experience
Practiced in Medical-Surgical, Telemetry, and Intensive Care Units

Review of best practices for Ventilator Assisted Pneumonia

Nurse Practice Council at acute care facility

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Iota Sigma Chapter

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30–4 p.m.

Office Location

Building One, Room 338, West Campus