Dr. Milton Evans named new Nursing Program Coordinator

Dr. Milton Evans has been named program coordinator of Penn State Worthington Scranton's nursing degree program.

A 1981 graduate of the Community Medical Center (CMC) School of Nursing, Dr. Evans has been a member of Penn State Worthington's nursing faculty since 2007 and has been the interim nursing program coordinator since August, 2014.

Prior to that, he worked at Moses Taylor Hospital as a staff nurse, staff development educator, and manager.

Dr. Evans received his baccalaureate degree in nursing from Regents College, University of the State of New York in Albany (SUNY); his master's degree in community health nursing from SUNY Binghamton; and his doctorate in rural nursing from SUNY Binghamton.

While studying at CMC, he received the Andrioli Award for excellence in obstetrical nursing and the Catherine Hullow Award for excellence in bedside nursing. At SUNY Binghamton, he was elected to the Zeta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

He has had several professional journal articles published and made presentations at conferences, including, The Effects of a Rapid Response Team on Clinical Outcomes, published in 2013 by SciKnow Publications, NY; Collaborative Learning: Student Nurses Caring for Community Residents, co-authored with Michael Evans, nursing instructor and assistant chief academic officer at Penn State Worthington Scranton and Verna Saleski, retired nursing program coordinator at Penn State Worthington Scranton, in MedSurg Matters in 2014; and An Accelerated RN to BS Completion Model, a poster presentation at the 21st Annual Conference for Nurse Educators: Meeting Practice Challenges Through Education, in North Falmouth, MA.

Dr. Evans resides in Lenox Township with his wife, Christine Evans. The couple has three children and three grandchildren.