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Cheryl Mele

Cheryl Mele


Assistant Clinical Professor

Division of Graduate Nursing

267.359.5627 P
Three Parkway Building, Room 910

Cheryl Mele graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has been involved in an advanced practice role in the pediatric and neonatal setting since 1991. She has been involved in a variety of clinical experiences from surgical care NICU, CCU, primary care, high risk infant follow up and pain management. Cheryl has participated in selection of research protocols, clinical pathways, evidence base practice models and supporting interdisciplinary education. She has been a faculty member for over a decade and developed a curriculum for dual and acute pediatric nurse practitioner program. She has demonstrated professional scholarship with publications and presentations at international, national, and local specialized organizations on variety pediatric topics to enhance professional’s knowledge and skills.


Pediatric Acute and Primary Care and Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care.

Research Interests:

Professor Mele's special interests are pain management and palliative care for infants, children and adolescence.

Academic Distinctions:

  • 2007 Academic Faculty Excellence Award by Drexel Athletic Co-op Students
  • 2006-2007 Academic Faculty Excellence Award by the BSN Drexel Nursing ACE students

Professional Society:

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Subdivision of Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care, Subdivision Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Association, Sigma Theta Tau.