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Melody Piranian or "Mel", is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She is originally from southern Virginia. Melody received her undegraduate degree in Nursing from Old Dominion University. While in Virginia, she trained at The Children's Hospital of King's Daughters.
Melody relocated to Philadelphia, PA to attend graduate nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania. Melody graduated in 2016 and has enjoyed being a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner ever since. She is passionate about adolescent medicine and mental health.
Melody resides in South Philadelphia with her boyfriend and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and "healthy living".
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing: Philadelphia, PA - August 2015 through August 2016
Masters of Science in Nursing: Pediatric Primary Care NP (full time)
Graduated with a GPA of 3.83
Old Dominion University School of Nursing: Norfolk, VA - August 2011 through May 2015
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Graduated with a GPA of 3.7
Certifications, Additional Skills, and Organizations
Board certified PNP-PC through PNCB
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in PA: License # SP016950, Expires 10/2021
Registered Nurse in PA: License # RN676009, Expires 10/2021
Prescriptive Authority in PA
Active DEA license
Mandated Reporters Training: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
Published State of the Science Research Paper on “Caregiver Compliance with Safe Sleep Recommendations” in the Newborn and Infant Nursing Journal
Pediatric Associates: Delaware County, PA - January 2017 to Present
Currently work as a nurse practitioner in a private primary care office. Work as an independent provider in office seeing patients birth through twenty-two years of age. Average seeing approximately twenty-five to thirty-five patients per day. Participate in night and weekend on call pool. Provide well visit care and acute care. Establishing strong rapport with my patients and their families is of utmost importance to me.
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD): Norfolk, VA - May 2015 to September 2015
Worked as a registered nurse on an inpatient monitored bed unit. I saw children of various diagnoses including cardiovascular illnesses, seizure disorders, psychiatric illnesses, cystic fibrosis, post kidney transplant, post scoliosis repair, and many others. Worked as part of a health care team in providing comprehensive health care to the patients.
Old Dominion University Children's Learning and Research Center: Norfolk, VA - August 2012 to May 2015
Worked as a lead qualified teacher assistant in mainly the infant room at a child development center with children ages 8 weeks to 18 months. I also have floated around to work with various groups up to age 6. Helped promote children's optimal learning and development. Focus on social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language development. Was able to collaborate with occupational therapy students, physical therapy students, speech pathology students, and early childhood education student to foster the growth of both typically developing and developmentally delayed children.
Children's Museum of Virginia: Portsmouth, VA - November 2014 to January 2015
Temporary position. Lead art programs to groups of children of various ages in the art studio located within the museum. Was able to incorporate fine motor development into the lesson plans. Helped me improve my leadership skills and ability to teach children of different developmental stages.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Student Clinical Experience (516 hours total)
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children: Center for the Urban Child, PA (75 hours) - January 2016 to May 2016
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children: Outpatient Urology, PA (34 hours) - January 2016 to May 2016
Advocare Pediatrics: West Deptford, NJ (303 hours) - January 2016 to August 2016
Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP): Outpatient Orthopedics, PA (16 hours) - July 2016 to August 2016
Cooper Medical Center: Adolescent Medicine, NJ (88 hours) - May 2016 to August 2016
Child Life Volunteer at Children's Hospital of King's Daughters (CHKD): Norfolk, VA - August 2011 to May 2012
Over 100 volunteer hours with the child life department. Assisted in decreasing the anxiety levels of patients and families through play therapy. Helped children understand their illnesses and develop positive coping skills.
Tutor at Mission of the Holy Spirit: Norfolk, VA - August 2014 to May 2015
Participated with other volunteers in tutoring underprivileged children in elementary, middle, and high school level once a week. Practiced communicating with the school age, adolescent, and young adult population.
Camp Counselor: Wakefield, VA - January 2008 to July 2011
Led a group of adolescents during their week at summer camp. Took responsibility for them and all their needs. Participated in 50+ training hours related to being a leader and handling different situations regarding children.
Recreational Volunteer at Cedar Manor Assisted Living: Chesapeake, VA - May 2011 to August 2011
Aided in recreational activities for the elderly population living at this assisted living center. Helped plan activities and trips that the people would enjoy. Developed strong communication skills.