faculty profile

Melissa Davis   DNP, CNM, FNP-BC, FACNM, C-EFM

Assistant Professor
Director, VUSN Faculty Nurse-Midwife & Primary Care Practice


Professor Melissa Davis joined the VUSN faculty in January, 2006. She has varied clinical experience including private primary care practice, urgent care, and full-scope midwifery care. Her current interests include hypertension and stroke in pregnancy, vaginal birth after cesarean, chorioamnionitis infection rates, obesity, and newborn care. 

She is a clinical instructor and teaches in the Master's level Nurse-Midwifery and Family-Nurse Practitioner Specialties. 

She currently works as the Clinical Practice Director for the faculty practice at West End Women's Health Center and Vanderbilt Midwives & Primary Care at Melrose. She practices full-scope midwifery at the clinics and Vanderbilt Medical Center. She also provides urgent care as a family nurse practitioner at the Vanderbilt Walk-In Clinics on an as-needed basis. 

Melissa completed her MSN at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and her Doctor or Nursing Practice degree at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.


  • DNP, Samford University
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2002- present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 2001-2003, 2016-2017