Faculty Bio


Melissa Schneider, DNP, RN-BC, ONC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Coordinator, RN to BS Completion Program


  • Diploma, York Hospital School of Nursing (1978)
    BS in Nursing, York College of PA (1998)
  • MS in Nursing, York College of PA (2006)
  • DNP, Chatham University, Pittsburg, PA (2011)


  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified in Orthopedic Nursing
  • Certified in Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Certified in Neuroscience Nursing


  • Basic Principles in Nursing Practice

Research Interests

  • Music as an adjunct to pain therapy
  • Predictors of success in beginning nursing students


  • Inducted into Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International

Recent Publications

  • Schneider, M. (2011) Nurse-physician collaboration: A cornerstone to positive patient outcomes. Nursing2011.
  • Schneider, M. A. & Schneider, M. D. (2011) Post-stroke depression: Important information for nurses. Nursing2011.
  • Sahd, L. & Schneider, M. (2013). Faculty & student perceptions toward attendance policies in Baccalaureate Nursing programs. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Schneider, M. & Pomidor, M. (2013). The value of a progressive care environment for neurosurgical patients. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Recent Presentations

  • Implementing a relationship-based care model on a large orthopaedic/neurosurgical hospital unit. Poster presentation at National Association of Orthopedic Nurses Annual Conference. 2011.
  • Listening to music as an adjunct to pain management in adult orthopedic patients. Poster presentation at the National EBP Conference, University of Maryland, 2012.
  • Women and stroke, Gettysburg College, 2013.