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Michael M. Evans

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education at the Commonwealth Campuses; Teaching Professor

Dawson Room 111
Penn State Scranton

Phone: 570-963-2652



The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. in Nursing
  • Dissertation Title: “Somatic Awareness and Self-Symptom Recognition in Advanced Heart Failure Patients”
Capella University
  • Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Professional Studies
  • Capstone Project: “A Guide to Nurse Faculty Mentoring”
Misericordia University
  • Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Adult Heath and a Sub-Specialization in Nursing Education
  • Synthesis Project: “An Evidence-Based Practice Project to Improve Glucose Control in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”
The Pennsylvania State University, Scranton Campus
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Pennsylvania State University, Scranton Campus
  • Associate of Science in Nursing

Job Responsibilities/Research Interests/BIO

  • I am a graduate of Penn State Worthington Scranton’s A.S.N. and RN-B.S.N. programs, Misericordia University’s M.S.N. program in adult health as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a subspecialization in nursing education. I also earned my M.S.Ed. from Capella University with a focus in professional studies and my Ph.D. at Penn State University in the College of Nursing. In addition, I earned my certificate for online teaching through Penn State and I am also certified in Nursing Education and Medical/Surgical Nursing.
  • I have worked at Penn State University since 2003 (full-time since 2008) where I am responsible for teaching in the BS and RN to BS programs at PSS, graduate-level nursing education courses for the World Campus and also serve as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Education at the Commonwealth Campuses for the College of Nursing. I am currently an Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing. I love nursing and educational research. I have published and presented many scholarly articles and have a true love for conducting and disseminating research in order to advance our great profession. My current area of research revolves around end-of-life and palliative care.

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