Melanie McClure has worked in the nursing profession since she was 15-years-old and earned her certification as a nursing assistant. She earned her A.D.N. from Kansas City Kansas Community College and her BSN and MSN from the University of Kansas. She is a Board certified family nurse practitioner. Her background is primarily in ICU nursing, though she has also worked in cardiovascular care and palliative and end-of-life care. She is a member Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses. McClure teaches a variety of nursing courses for USM.