Staff Photo

Melissa Wilson, M.S.

School of Nursing
School of Nursing
CC Room 250

PHONE: 812.348.7269

Biographical Statement

I have lived and worked in Columbus, IN my entire life. I taught second grade at St. Bartholomew School for 11 years. This position allowed me to pursue my love of children, teaching and to grow personally and professionally. While teaching, I obtained my masters degree is School Counseling. My professional goals then led me into mental health where I worked as a case manager and life skills trainer at Centerstone, a behavioral mental health center. During my time there, I begin pursuing my Mental Health Counseling license and became a therapist at Centerstone working with children and families. While reflecting on my own professional experiences, I realized that working with others to achieve their goals and to help someone reach their full potential is something that I am passionate about. As an Academic Advisor at IUPUC, I assist and collaborate with students so they cna reach their goals and achieve their own successes.


  • Master of Science in Counselor and Counseling Education, IUPUI, May 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Ball State University, May 1999

Professional Activities

  • Mental Health Counseling License  IUPUI, December 2015
  • Emotional Intelligence Assessment Certification  September, 2014

Courses Taught

  • NURS-B 104 Power Up: Strategies for Academic Success

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

Division Service

  • Member, Core Advisory Council, IUSON at IUPUC
  • Member, RN to BSN Consortium Advising

IUPUC Service

  • Member, Professional Advisors Group
  • Member, Staff Council
  • Member, PACC Taskforce

Contact, Address and Additional Links


4601 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Phone: 812.348.7311

Donation Icon for IUPUC