Date:November 10, 2012

Melody Hellsten, DNP, RN, PPCNP-BC, CHPPN

Melody HellstenInstructor / Nurse Practitioner
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Melody Hellsten, DNP, RN, PPCNP-BC, CHPPN
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1580
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-822-4242
Fax: 832-825-1453

About Melody Hellsten, DNP, RN, PPCNP-BC, CHPPN

Melody is an experienced pediatric oncology and pediatric hospice nurse practitioner who has been board certified as a hospice and pediatric palliative care nurse. She joins Dr. Stacey Berg and Dr. Patricia Baxter, along with numerous other TXCH faculty and staff involved in further developing our Palliative Care Program. 

Melody Hellsten specializes in pediatric palliative care and is a member of the Palliative Care Program.


1985 BFA (Music Therapy), 1987 MS (Clinical Psychology) – Western Illinois University
1991 BSN – Rush University
2000- MSN – Syracuse University
2014 DNP – UT Houston HSC, School of Nursing

Board Certifications

PPCNP-BC (American Nurse Credentialing Center)
Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (HPCC – Hospice & Palliative Credentialing Center)