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Melissa M. Yockey, MSN, APRN, NNP

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Division of Neonatology



As an advanced practice registered nurse, I work in the Division of Neonatology. We gain nothing by always doing things the way they have been done in the past. There’s always room to improve our practice.

I was immediately intrigued by the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) from the second I set foot into the unit while touring as a nursing student. After over a decade of bedside nursing, I wanted to be more involved in planning care and have the ability to do more procedures than placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC lines). I completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and then a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program to become a nurse practitioner.

I enjoy spending my free time with my family, and I’m also an avid runner.

MS: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.


Neonatal ICU

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