Nursing Instructor Michael Evans promoted to assistant chief academic officer

Michael M. Evans, MSN, MSEd, RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE, instructor in nursing at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been promoted to assistant chief academic officer.

In his new role, Mr. Evans will oversee part-time faculty, including recommending appointments, assigning courses, and providing orientation and professional development opportunities. He will also be responsible for reviewing student academic issues and concerns, and work in conjunction with the Academic Affairs staff in developing programs and initiatives for the campus.

In addition, he will continue his nursing instructor duties on a part-time basis.

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 School in Nursing at Penn State University.

He resides in Archbald with his wife, Stephanie.