Melissa Cole, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE

Assistant Professor/Concentration Coordinator, MSN Administration Program

University of New Mexico, College of Nursing

Melissa Cole is an assistant professor/concentration coordinator for the MSN in Administration program at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing. She has worked primarily in leadership positions across her 35 years in nursing, specializing in quality, change management, innovation and consulting. Prior to joining the faculty at the College of Nursing, she worked at Siemens and The Advisory Board Company. She has also held leadership positions at the University of New Mexico Hospital. Dr. Cole contributed to the book The Tracks We Leave: Ethics and Management Dilemmas in Healthcare, second and third editions, published by Health Administration Press. Dr. Cole earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in nurse executive organizational leadership, a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Hope College. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


2021 Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research

Presented by Carole South-Winter, EdD, Leslie Athey, Melissa Cole, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE, Sandi Lane, PhD, FACHE at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

The Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research focuses on research with direct applicability to healthcare organizations. During the seminar, three researchers, selected by ACHE’s Research Committee, will present the results of their studies of healthcare leadership. Topics for the 2021 seminar presentations include identifying factors contributing to COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes, assessing ethical…