Joyce Melius

Joyce Melius, EdD, MSN, CCRN-K

Department of Nursing
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6727

EdD in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement.
University of North Texas at Denton (2012)

Minor: Cognitive Education Systems, Learning Technologies.

Dissertation titled: Mathematics anxiety and mathematics self-efficacy in relation to medication calculation performance in nurses.

Masters of Science in Nursing                                                                                                  
The university of Texas at Arlington (1996)

Major: Nurse Educator/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner

Electives in Information Systems Management

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1983)

Associate of Science in Nursing (1981)
Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX


CCRN-K, Critical Care Certification from the American Association of Critical Care Nursing (AACN) - 1992-2020

ANCC Staff development certification - 2014-2019

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification (ANCC). Licensed in Texas as Critical Care Nurse Practitioner. Inactive currently on Texas Registered Nurse License - 1996-2001
Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Live Support (PALS) - Current
Advanced Cardiac Live Support (ACLS) Instructor American Heart Association, Training center faculty since 2012. - 1989-2020

Basic Cardiac Life Support American Heart Association - Current

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) - 1993-Present
Melius, J. (2014). Panel discussion of Evidence Based Practice. Texas Health Dallas Presbyterian, Dallas, Texas
Melius, J. (2014). Poster presentation: Mathematics anxiety, and mathematics self-efficacy in relation to medication calculation performance in nurses. Texas Health Dallas Presbyterian, Dallas, Texas
Adams, L. M. & Melius J. L. (2016). Poster presentation: ENA National Conference
Melius, J. L. (2016). Research Lounge Emergency Nursing Conference. Los Angeles, California.
Melius, J. L. (2017). In-service on End Tidal CO2 continuous monitoring for the post- surgical patient.
Melius, J. L., & Milne, A. (2018). Poster Presentation: ASPAN national Conference.

Nursing Theory for Huguley - March 24, 2013

Lunch ‘N Learn: Findings of research study regarding medication calculations - April 24, 2013
Fatigue in the OR: What can we do about it? - June, 4, 2013
Preceptor Workshop - Three a year
Differences between PI, EBP and Research -  2015
How to organize a committee using Roberts Rules of Order - 2015
Computer based modules (sample)

Patient safety - 2016

Are you a good preceptor - 2016

Stroke - 2016

One of the Great 100 Nurses of Dallas Fort Worth (2006)

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2004)

Who’s Who Among American Business Professionals (1986)

Who’s Who Among American High School Students (1976)

Joyce Melius is the oldest of four siblings: one sister and two brothers. Melius married in 1980, and she graduated from Southwestern Adventist University (then college) in 1981 with an associate degree in nursing. Ever since, she has lived and worked in the area. Melius’ first worked at Johnson County Memorial Hospital, as a nurse's aide then as an RN. In 1982, she began work full-time at Huguley Hospital and continued to work there until 2020. Her favorite area in nursing is critical care. Melius’ outside activities include ice skating, electronics, sewing, gardening, stamp collecting and scrapbooking.