National Journal To Publish Article By Worthington Scranton Nursing Instructor

Michael Evans, MSN, RN, CNS, CMSRN, a nursing instructor at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has written an article that has been accepted for publication in a national medical journal.

Mr. Evans' article, "Solutions to the Nurse Faculty Shortage: A Response to the AACN (American Association of Colleges of Nursing AACN)" is slated to appear in the December, 2009 issue of MEDSURG Nursing, The Journal of Adult Health.

MEDSURG Nursing is the official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). It is a peer-reviewed publication that features a comprehensive discussion and description of current clinical issues in adult health/medical surgical nursing practice. It is published six times per year.

An instructor at Penn State Worthington Scranton since 2003, Mr. Evans said the subject matter of the article he submitted had been a personal interest area of research for him.  Upon completing the piece, he submitted it to the journal and was very pleased when he was notified that it would be published.

Mr. Evans received his associate's degree in nursing from Penn State in 2002, his bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn State in 2003, and a Master of Science degree in nursing, with a specialization in Adult Health and a sub-specialization in Nursing Education, from Misericordia University in 2008.

He presently works as a patient care coordinator for the medical/surgical/oncology and pediatric units at Moses Taylor Hospital, and teaches at Penn State Worthington Scranton, Misericordia University, and the Lackawanna County Career Technology Center.

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

He lives in Archbald with his wife, Stephanie.