Dr. Michael Evans receives prestigious AMSN Recertification grant

Dr. Michael Evans, instructor in nursing and assistant chief academic officer at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been chosen for an Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses' Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) Recertification grant by the AMSN's Scholarships and Awards Committee.

According to the Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board, "the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) credential is the most prestigious in the specialty and shows that the nurse has reached the highest standard of practice."

Dr. Evans has been a CMSRN since 2006 and a faculty member at Penn State Worthington Scranton since 2007.

He is published in the areas of nursing education and clinical practice and 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.

Dr. 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, and recently successfully completed his doctoral dissertation at Penn State.


He resides in Archbald with his wife Stephanie and son, Finn.