DUNMORE, Pa. — Michael M. Evans has been promoted to assistant clinical professor of nursing effective Jan. 1, as well as having been appointed as a graduate faculty member by the University’s Graduate School.
The clinical professorial promotion track is for non-tenure faculty members who hold a terminal degree in nursing or a master's degree in nursing and a terminal degree in a related field and have demonstrated the capacity and commitment to meet rank expectations.
Criteria for the promotion include excellence in the scholarship of teaching/learning related to the practice of nursing; scholarship in research; and service that is relevant to the profession and the College of Nursing.
In his graduate faculty role, Evans will serve on various College of Nursing graduate committees, teach graduate-level courses as needed, and advise and mentor graduate-level nursing students.
Evans also serves as assistant chief academic officer at Penn State Worthington Scranton, where he teaches in the associate, baccalaureate, and RN to BS in nursing programs.
He is board certified in medical surgical nursing and nursing education. Evans received his associate of science and bachelor of science degrees in nursing from Penn State and a master of science in nursing, with a specialization in adult health and a sub-specialization in nursing education from Misericordia University.
In addition, he earned his master of science in education with a focus in professional studies from Capella University and his doctorate in nursing from the College of Nursing at Penn State.
His current area of research focuses on somatic awareness and self-symptom recognition in patients living with Stage D heart failure. He also volunteers his time as a manuscript reviewer for MedSurg Matters.
Evans is also a member of many professional organizations, including the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Xi Gamma & Beta Sigma Chapters), National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, National League for Nursing, and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, as well as the American Nurses Association, American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association.
He lives in Archbald with his wife, Stephanie, and their son, Finn Michael.