ACAO receives Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Career Mobility Scholarship

Michael M. Evans MSN, MSEd, RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE has been awarded a $2,000 Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses Career Mobility Scholarship for his efforts in pursuit of his doctorate and research interests in bedside reporting.

Mr. Evans is the assistant chief academic officer and an instructor of nursing at Penn State Worthington Scranton.

The AMSN Career Mobility Scholarships provide financial assistance to a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) to further his/her education.


Board certified in medical surgical nursing and nursing education, Mr. Evans is published in the areas of nursing education and clinical practice. He also volunteers as an item writer for the Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board and as a manuscript reviewer for the nursing newsletter, MedSurg Matters.


He is a member of many professional organizations including the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, National League for Nursing and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, as well as the American Nurses Association and the American Diabetes Association.


Mr. Evans received an Associate of Science in nursing and his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Penn State University and a Master's 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.


He is currently a doctoral student in the College of Nursing at Penn State University.


He resides in Archbald with his wife, Stephanie.