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Melissa Gaffrey MSN, APRN, NP-C, CWOCN
Melissa Gaffrey MSN, APRN, NP-C, CWOCN
Wound Care Provider

Education – College & Degree

Undergraduate:

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Linfield-Good Samaritan College of Nursing, Portland, OR – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Emory University, Atlanta, GA – Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Education

Graduate:
University of South Alabama – Mobile, AL Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Certifications:
Registered Nurse (RN)
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified (NP-C)
Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN)

Area of Specialty: Wound, Ostomy

Experience:

Post Surgical Unit – Saint Alphonsus RMC-Boise, ID 8/2005-7/2009

Telemetry/Step-Down Unit – Boise VA Medical Center- Boise, ID 7/2006-3/2011

Intensive Care Unit – Saint Alphonsus RMC- Boise, ID 3/2011-11/2011
Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic – Saint Alphonsus, Boise, ID 11/2011-8/2015

Wound, Ostomy Nurse – Saint Alphonsus RMC, Boise, ID 8/2015-8/2019

Personal

As a young child I had dreams of working in the medical field, although I was unsure in what specific area of medicine or what profession it would be. While in college, I attended physical therapy for recovery due to a personal injury. It was during my encounters with physical therapy that I realized I wanted to pursue a career in human medicine. Knowing the vast areas of medicine that employed nursing, I opted to attend nursing school.

My interests/hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with our two young sons, who keep me very busy! I also have a great love for running and animals.