Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing SC Teacher certification American Heart Association BLS instructor (FDTC)
Mrs. Melissa Barrera
Welcome to the Advantage Academy High Health Science program.
My name is Melissa Barrera. I have been a registered nurse for 28 years and now teaching and mentoring future generations of medical professionals. I graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1992. I have worked most of my clinical nursing in the areas of intensive care and obstetrics. I've also been a school nurse. I have 4 children. Mallory a first-grade teacher at Lucy T. Davis; Madelyn, is a junior at Charleston Southern University majoring in Mathematics; J.W. is in his second year of residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and getting married in October to a wonderful girl named Abby, and Ally is a junior at Clemson studying Environmental Engineering.
My hobbies are painting, making wreaths, sewing, cross-stitch, really anything crafty. I love creativity! (hint for students when working on projects) :)
I recently obtained my Pharmacy Technician certification and I am an American Heart Association CPR Instructor for Florence-Darlington Technical College and HOSA advisor.
This year I will be teaching Foundations for Healthcare Professions, Advanced Healthcare Applications, and Pharmacology for Medical Careers.
I will be starting my 12th year in F1S. I never visioned myself doing this job when I graduated college and but it is still my passion to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals and help them to achieve their goals and become outstanding individuals in their field. I'm looking forward to a great and productive year. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
My 2021-2022 Schedule is: ______________ S1 S2___________________________
1st BLOCK (8:30a-10:00a) Foundations for Healthcare Professions(S1Q1) and Advanced Healthcare Applications(S1Q2) Pharmacology for Medical Careers (CPhT program)
2nd BLOCK (10:05a-11:35a) Foundations for Healthcare Professions(S1Q1) and Advanced Healthcare Applications(S1Q2) Pharmacology for Medical Careers (CPhT program)
3rd BLOCK (12:25p-1:55p) PLANNING Advanced Healthcare Applications
4TH BLOCK (2:00P-3:30P) Foundations for Healthcare Professions PLANNING