Dr. Melissa Bouws

Associate Professor of Nursing
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Melissa Bouws started at Hope in the fall of 2012. She has taught Introduction to Nursing, Gerontological Nursing Theory and Practicum, Research Practicum and Pathophysiology.  


  • Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2013
  • MSN, Michigan State University, 2007
  • BSN, Hope College, 1995

Professional Experience

Melissa has worked in various settings throughout her nursing career, including oncology, medical-surgical units and a stem cell transplant center. She began teaching in 2007 and enjoys being with students in the practicum setting, giving patient care and having classroom interaction. 

Why i love Hope

Hope College is a place where students and faculty alike can grow intellectually and spiritually. Melissa is able to build personal relationships with her students and guide them through their vocational journey.

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Dr. Melissa Bouws

Phone Number616.395.7423

Schaap Science Center 1138 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605
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