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Melissa Bray-Iverslie, MSN, ED., BSN, RNC-MNN, PHN

CentraCare, Hypertension Faculty Lead
Melissa has been working in obstetrical nursing for the past 25 years at a variety of facilities, from the small community hospital to a large urban obstetrical care unit, in the OR, and as a charge nurse. Her current work as a Nurse Clinician began in August of 2013 at CentraCare, St. Cloud Hospital. Melissa was a finalist in 2016 for the March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year” and awarded the “Nurse of the Year in Women’s Health” in October of 2020. Melissa also was the recipient of the Kunsche (coon-CHEE) Award from the Minnesota Perinatal Organization for outstanding work and dedication to advancing the field of perinatal health and furthering the MPO and Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative (MNPQC) mission.

Melissa serves on the MHA Perinatal Safety Committee, MNPQC and their Maternal Hypertension Subcommittee as faculty, and the Maternal Mortality Review Committee through the Minnesota Department of Health. Melissa obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification in 2023 and is a 2012 Graduate of Western Governors University with a Master’s in Nursing Education. She is a present member of AANP, ANA, AWHONN, MOLN, AORN, ASPAN and Sigma Theta Tau professional nursing organizations, and served as the AWHONN MN state chair in 2019-2020. She was featured in “The Call of Nursing” written by William Patrick.