Melissa Schneider, D.N.P., R.N.-B.C., O.N.C., C.N.R.N.

Melissa Schneider
Dr. Donald E. and Lois J. Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions
Director, RN to BSN Completion Program
Contact Information
Diehl Hall , Room 234

Meet Melissa Schneider


  • Diploma, York Hospital School of Nursing (1978) 
    B.S. in Nursing, York College of PA (1998)
  • M.S. in Nursing, York College of PA (2006)
  • D.N.P., Chatham University (2011)


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


  • Basic Principles in Nursing Practice
  • Health Assessment for Registered Nurses
  • Leadership Concepts for Registered Nurses

Research Interests

  • Music as an adjunct to pain therapy
  • Predictors of success in beginning nursing students
  • Improving outcomes for stroke patients


  • Inducted into Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International

Recent Publications

  • Schneider, M., Smith, C., & Pomidor, M. (2015) Compassionate care for patients with complex regional pain syndrome. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
  • Schneider, M. & Pomidor, M. (2013). The value of a progressive care environment for neurosurgical patients. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
  • Sahd, L. & Schneider, M. (2013). Faculty & student perceptions toward attendance policies in Baccalaureate Nursing programs. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Schneider, M. A. & Schneider, M. D. (2011) Post-stroke depression: Important information for nurses. Nursing2011.
  • Schneider, M. (2011) Nurse-physician collaboration: A cornerstone to positive patient outcomes. Nursing2011.

Recent Presentations

  • Using technology to improve discharge readiness, retention of discharge teaching, and coping for patients with stroke (poster). Annual Nursing Research Day, Gettysburg, PA, 2015.
  • The value of a progressive care environment for neurosurgical patients (poster). Annual Nursing Research Day - EBP and Nursing Research: Hardwiring Excellence from the Bedside to the Boardroom, Gettysburg, PA, 2014.
  • 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.


  • Wrote and received Great-to-Greater York College grant (with Dr. Lisa Ruth-Sahd) to provide a continuing education program on gerontological nursing in 2015.