Melissa Bassis

Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Bassis

Nurse Practitioner

I joined Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2001 as a unit assistant in the bone marrow transplant unit.

Inspired by the dedication of nurses there, I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. With the help of Memorial Sloan Kettering I worked and went to school part-time, and obtained my nursing degree in 2005 – which is when I became a registered nurse in the bone marrow transplant unit. Over the following years I continued to further my education and ultimately earned my Master of Science degree in nursing from Adelphi University in 2011.

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Today I am a nurse practitioner in the same unit where I began as a unit assistant just a few years ago. I am responsible for caring for people in the inpatient unit, educating them about the treatment they are about to receive and what to expect from the transplant. Among other activities I also administer autologous/allogeneic peripheral stem cell transplants and schedule follow-up visits.

Clinical Expertise

Bone Marrow Transplantation (Adults)

Languages Spoken

English

Certifications

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Degrees and Licensures

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Adelphi University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Adelphi University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS), SUNY Albany
Nurse Practitioner (NP), Adult Health
Registered Professional Nurse (RN)