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Melissa Ann Merwin

Melissa Ann Merwin, American nurse midwife. Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Florida; certified nurse-midwife. Member American College Nurse-Midwives.


  • Merwin, Melissa Ann was born on June 5, 1948 in Gary, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Walter J. and Agatha (Daugird) Merwin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1971. Bachelor of science in nursing, University Miami, 1976. MSN, University Miami, 1993.


    • Staff nurse medical-surgical unit, labor room Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1976-1980. Staff nurse labor room Baptist Hospital of Miami, 1980-1982, childbirth educator, 1981-1990, home visiting nurse, 1985-1989, clinical educator observatory unit, 1982-1993. Staff nurse midwife University Miami School Medicine at Deering Hospital, since 1993.

      Consultant, educator Florida Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies, Gainesville, 1990-1992. Speaker at professional conferences.

    Major achievements

    • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Florida. Certified nurse-midwife.


    • Co-author: Model Hospital Policies and Protocols to Support Breastfeeding Mothers: Training Program for Hospital Staff, 1990.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist


    Member American College Nurse-Midwives.


    • Married Richard Vahan, December 25, 1977. Children: Alexander, Peter, Tatiana.
    • father: Walter J. Merwin
    • mother: Agatha (Daugird) Merwin
    • spouse: Richard Vahan
    • children: Alexander Merwin
    • Peter Merwin
    • Tatiana Merwin
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    Born June 5, 1948
    (age 69)