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Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Melanie Summerour, RN, ARNP

Family and Child Nursing
Box 357262
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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I received my Master of Nursing degree from Emory University in 1991, from a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist program. Since shortly after that time, I have been working as a PNP at Community Medical Care for Children at Mary Bridge (now called Mary Bridge Pediatrics at Tacoma). I have been providing primary health care to low income infants, children and teens and enjoy it very much. I especially enjoy the long-term relationships I am able to develop with patients and families, and appreciate opportunities to help families make positive changes related to the health of their children. In 2008, I started teaching in the PNP program at UW part-time, and continue to work as a primary care provider at Mary Bridge Pediatrics. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, kayaking, hiking, cooking, reading, or traveling.
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