Melissa Adair, DNP, APN, FNP-BC

Melissa Adair, DNP, APN, FNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is joining Princeton Dermatology Associates as part of the Dermatology Advanced Practice Nurse Fellows training class of 2018.

Melissa earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2018, graduating with honors.  Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Washington and worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department of a Level II Trauma Center in Bellingham, WA for ten years. In her role as a Certified Emergency Nurse, she served as a leader, new hire and triage educator, and advocate for evidence-based practice change. She is also specialty trained in forensic nursing and served on the emergency forensic nursing team in Bellingham, WA for seven years.

Melissa has been fascinated with skin health from a very young age when she would accompany family members to the dermatology office and listen attentively to the instructions in order to remind the family of their therapeutic regimens upon returning home.  It is this lifelong interest in dermatology that compelled her to pursue a Nurse Practitioner degree, with the goal of specializing in dermatology. During her doctoral program, she took every opportunity to expand her dermatology knowledge, completing an extended student clinical rotation in dermatology with Kaiser, and volunteering with the University of Washington Community Health Advancement Program Dermatology Clinic for Homeless Men and Women.

During her doctoral program, Melissa also focused on rural and underserved population healthcare access. For her doctoral project, she developed a business plan for and helped open a direct primary care clinic in La Conner, WA to promote healthcare access for all ages in that rural town.  She received an award of excellence from the University of Washington School of Nursing for the work she did on this project.

Melissa is passionate about skin health and about delivering patient-centered holistic care that addresses the health of the whole person. She is devoted to learning and is very excited for the opportunity to be a Fellow with Princeton Dermatology Associates.  In her free time, Melissa enjoys cross-country mountain biking, playing cribbage, reading, traveling, and trying out new cooking recipes.