Melissa Vargas, RN, BSN
Oncology Nurse Navigator, Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute, Backus Hospital
A nurse for 11 years, Melissa currently works as an oncology nurse navigator at Backus Hospital while she is also working toward earning her Master of Public Health degree.
Melissa’s background includes medical surgery, pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant, and hospice and care management. She has also taught LPN’s, both in the field and in the classroom. Her various backgrounds have helped in her current role by giving Melissa the ability to ‘don many hats’.
Melissa and her husband have been married for 21 years and share two grown children.