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Dr. Melissa M. Foster

Dr. Melissa M. Foster

RN to BSN and DNP

Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Melissa M. Foster is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She teaches in the RN to BSN and DNP programs.

Education

  • DNP – The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • MSN – Community Health Nursing, Jacksonville State University
  • BSN – Auburn University

Professional Certifications

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Clinical Expertise

  • Disaster preparedness for children
  • Disaster education for nursing students
  • Education using simulation for nursing students
  • Educational technology and student outcomes

Research Interests

  • Disaster preparedness for children
  • Disaster education for nursing students
  • Education using simulation for nursing students
  • Educational technology and student outcomes

Career Highlights

  • Seminars and Presentations
    • Foster, M. M. (Author & Presenter), 2018 AANS Leadership Summit, “Leadership Opportunities in Women’s Health,” Alabama Association of Nursing Students, Huntsville, Alabama (March 10, 2018).
    • Lonnergan, M. F. (Author & Presenter), 2016 Conference for Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement: Social Justice, Health Equity, and Value-based Care, "Improving Adolescents Perceived Self-Efficacy through Disaster Education," University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas. (September 2, 2016).
    • Lonnergan, M. F. (Presenter), AANS Annual Convention, "Involving Vulnerable Populations in Community Disaster Planning," Alabama Association of Nursing Students, Orange Beach, Alabama. (October 3, 2015).

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