Melissa is a nurse practitioner in Jackson, MS, who led through the experiences in her nursing career, created PediCare to provide better long term care to the medically fragile children of MS. Graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Mississippi College she began her nursing career in the NICU at the University of MS Medical Center. After a couple of years, she continued her education at Vanderbilt University, graduating in 2012 with a Master of Nursing degree in Neonatal nursing. Since that time, she has practiced as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner for Newborn Associates in Jackson. Knowing she wanted to make a more profound impact on the children she cared for, Melissa started PediCare Nursing Agency in 2018. She is also a devoted wife and mom, and lives in Pelahatchie, MS.
What does she have to say?
There are many reasons I chose to take a leap of faith and start PediCare. I had been a NICU nurse and then nurse practitioner for several years, and I still love caring for my patients. But when I became a mom myself, I realized I had a great desire to do more for these families as a whole. Mom life can be hard! Adding special medical needs to the equation can make it even more overwhelming. I knew I wanted to help these moms out. I combined my love of pediatric nursing and my momma heart to create this agency simply to help moms and special kids live less stressful lives. I would love to talk to any of you about how we might be able to help. If you need information about nursing care, resources, education, or insurance/Medicaid help, don’t hesitate to call me! I will walk through this with you.