Hello! My name is Melissa Upton.  I have been teaching a variety of Medical Careers classes at STEP since 2008.   I am a registered nurse with a varied background in health care including neonatal intensive care, acute care/trauma, long term care, management, infection control, and staff development.  I was also a medical social worker at a large hospital and specialized in working with cardiac and transplant patients. 
    I primarily teach the Nursing Assistant course here at STEP.  The Nursing Assistant class is designed to prepare students to become Nursing Assistants and/or entry-level healthcare workers.  Students work in the classroom, lab, and clinical setting to gain crucial skills and knowledge that is necessary for the healthcare industry of today.  Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country and will continue to be one of the most popular and necessary careers.  
    For more information on the classes, please click on the links provided on the left side of this page.  Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch the growth that occurs! Together we can help your child achieve success!
    Melissa Upton, RN
    Medical Careers Teacher
    Secondary Technical Education Program
    1353 West Highway 10
    Anoka, MN  55303 
  • Teaching Schedule:
       Tri 1  Tri 2  Tri 3
    1 & 2 
    Nursing Assistant  Nursing Assistant Nursing Assistant 
     Periods 4 & 5 Nursing Assistant Nursing Assistant Nursing Assistant