Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Saint Luke’s College of Nursing, Kansas City, MO
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Creighton University College of Nursing, Omaha NE
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Oncology Nurse Internship Program
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Melissa Wolfe, DNP, FNP-C is a primary care provider at Amberwell Highland Clinic. Melissa has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years.
Growing up in Atchison, Melissa developed a passion for those living in rural communities.
“My grandfather was a life-long farmer, so rural families are my heart and soul. The reason I love the Highland Clinic is that it serves a rural population, but in conjunction with a system where you can meet all your healthcare needs…I’m a firm believer that you should have access to top-notch healthcare wherever you live.”
As a child, Melissa was strongly influenced toward a career in medicine when her father became seriously ill.
“I spent my formative years in a hospital, watching my father go through surgery after surgery, and I just knew I wanted to go into the medical field.”
Melissa went on to become a nurse, eventually completing her clinical education at the same hospital where her father had received treatment.
Melissa considers personal relationships to be at the heart of patient-centered care. “I listen a lot, and I’m not stuck behind my computer. I think it’s important that I’m easy to talk to, I really try to focus on relationships,” says Melissa. “I live in Atchison, so I’m a part of the community my patients live in, and I don’t just care about their physical health, I care about their mental health, their spiritual health, and their families.”
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kansas. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Luke’s College of Nursing, and then attended Creighton University College of Nursing to earn her DNP.
Melissa is an avid reader. She likes just about any kind of writing, from crime novels to history, and autobiographies, “I probably read 100 books a year,” says Melissa. “I am a “super nerd” and love learning—I’m always taking a class, or pursuing learning something new.”