Melody Cash

Melody Cash

Office Phone: (540) 432-4187

Email:

Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 325

Office Hours: Please contact Dolores Hertzler at 432-4186 for appointment

Department Chair

Nursing Dept

Professor

Nursing Dept

Melody earned her BA in nursing from EMU in 1989 and went on to earn a MS in medical/surgical nursing from University of Virginia two years later. In 2003 she earned her graduate certificate in teaching nursing. In August 2010 she earned her PhD in Education (Instructional Technology) from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education.

Education
  • PhD in Instructional Technology, University of Virginia Curry School of Education, August 2010.
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Nursing, IUPUI, April 2003.
  • Master of Science Degree in Medical/Surgical Nursing, University of Virginia, July 1991.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Nursing, Eastern Mennonite College, May 1989.
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
  • Cash, M. M. (2011). A research based model for the design and delivery of health messages. Presentation, National Gerontological Nurses Association. Louisville, KY.
  • Cash, M. (2011). What exactly is evidence based practice? Presentation. Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Cash, M. (2010). Application of Instructional Design Principles to Simulation. Presentation, VASSA (Virginia State Simulation Alliance).
  • Cash, M. Butcher, J., Horst, V., (2008). Enhancing student clinical skills and confidence utilizing laboratory simulation. Poster, VASSA (Virginia State Simulation Alliance) Conference.
  • Cash, M. Butcher, J., Horst, V., (2008). Enhancing student clinical skills and confidence utilizing laboratory simulation. Poster, Pi Mu Professional Development Day, Chapter of STTI, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Cash, M. Butcher, J., Horst, V., (2008). Enhancing student clinical skills and confidence utilizing laboratory simulation. Poster presentation, Mosby Faculty Development Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Arnold, G.N.; Cohn, W.F.; Cash, M. M., (2007). When the people speak we listen: Making sure the library of tomorrow reflects the real needs of users. Presented by G. Arnold at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Cash, M.M. (2007). Tailored Educational Approaches to Consumer Health Education. Presentation, Pi Mu Professional Development Day, Chapter of STTI, Harrisonburg, VA.
Church, Community and Professional Service

Church

  • Adult Life Group Co-Leader (HFCN)
  • Children’s Life Group Co-Leader (HFCN)

Professional

  • Vice-President, Pi Mu Chapter-at-Large, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Term 2013-2016, 2010-2013.

Community

  • Thomas Harrison Middle School and Harrisonburg High School PTAs, Member
Honors, Awards and Grants
  • 2013-2014 Fellow, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
Certifications and Licenses
  • Registered Nurse, State of Virginia, original license date: 08/22/1989.
Professional Memberships
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society)
  • National Gerontological Nurses Association
Professional Conferences Attended
  • April 2014. Pi Mu Professional Development Day, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • March 2014. Mennonite Health Assembly, Kansas City, MO.
  • March 2014. American Association of Nursing Semi-Annual Deans/Directors Meeting.
  • March 2014. Virginia Action Coalition Seamless Education Progression Forum, Richmond, VA.
  • January 2014. Mental Health and Aging, Roanoke, VA.
  • July 2013. Leadership in Academic Nursing Programs, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • April 2013. Academic Progression: Tools for Success. Sponsored by PIN grant. Staunton, VA.
  • March 2013. American Association of Nursing Executive Development Series. Washington, D.C.
  • March 2013. American Association of Nursing Semi-Annual Deans/Directors Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • September 2012. Academic Progression: Tools for Success. Sponsored by PIN grant. Staunton, VA.
  • May 2012. Council of Independent Colleges Department & Division Chair Workshop: Promoting Institutional Effectiveness Through Collaboration. Charleston, SC.
  • March 2012. American Association of Nursing Semi-Annual Deans/Directors Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • April 2012. Pi Mu Professional Development Day, Harrisonburg, VA.
EMU Service
  • Institutional Review Board (2014-2017)
  • Academic Review Committee (June 2012-present)
  • Classroom Technology and Distance Learning Committee (August 2011-present)
  • Adult Degree Completion Program Assessment Committee Member, (2004-present)