Melissa Churchill, CNP
Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations
1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134
Master of Science in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University
Associate Degree of Nursing, Pueblo Community College, Durango, Colorado
Melissa worked as a RN for ten years at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Montezuma County Health Department and Planned Parenthood. She attended graduate school at Frontier Nursing University and became a Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on rural health care. Melissa is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and traveling. Melissa Churchill practices at Southwest Medical Group in Cortez.
A CNP is an RN who has additional education and training in a specialty area, such as family practice or pediatrics. CNPs have a master’s degree in nursing and board certification in their specialty. For example, a pediatric CNP has advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens. CNPs are authorized to diagnose illnesses, treat conditions, and provide evidence-based health education to their patients.