Phone: 256 772-2547
Degrees and Certifications:
BSN, MSN, OCN, CNS PLTW Biomedical Teacher CPR Instructor
Mrs. Melinda Lawson
I grew up in Huntsville as did my father and grandfather, so I am a true native of the area. Following my graduation from Huntsville High School, I attend the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing and graduated with my BSN. After graduation, I worked in a variety of settings over the years to include, the hospital, a health department, home health care, hospice and private practice. During the first 5 years of my career, I fell in love with oncology nursing and decided to pursue a master's degree in this field, so I began part time classes at Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Upon graduation from Vandy, I began a new position as a Clinical Nurse Specialists on a busy Oncology unit. In 1992 I was asked to join the teaching faculty at UAH College of Nursing where I taught for the next 17 years. In 2009, I was asked to join the BJHS faculty to begin the Project Lead the Way Biomedical program and I love it so much that I decided to stay. I am also the HOSA Advisor.