ADCP Lancaster RN to BS
Peg grew up in Manheim, Pa. She has been an RN for 38 years and holds a Masters of Science degree in Nursing with an interest in gerontology. Peg retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs after a combined 26 years of service at the Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Lebanon, Pennsylvania VA Medical Centers. Her career positions with the VA included Infection Control Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Practitioner in Extended Care, Associate Director of Nursing Service, Staff Development Specialist, Director of Medical Center Education, and Associate Director of Patient Care Services. Peg also earned a Masters of Art degree in Holistic Spirituality and Spiritual Direction and has had a private spiritual direction practice for 18 years. She teaches at Kairos School of Spiritual Formation in the Spiritual Direction Training Program. Merging both areas of wellness leads to her interest in Holistic Nursing. Peg is currently living in Lititz, Pa. She has two adult daughters, biological sisters who were adopted from South Korea as toddlers. Peg was widowed after 25 years of marriage; and after 11 years alone, she is happily remarried as of 2010.
Dawn has been teaching Family Health and Community Health courses in the ADCP RN-to-BS program in Lancaster, PA since 2008. She began her nursing education at Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing where she earned a diploma in nursing. She continued her education at Millersville University earning a BSN degree and then attended Immaculata College earning a School Nursing Certification. Dawn received her MSN with a concentration in Community Health and Nursing Education from West Chester University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing Education. Dawn has worked as a nursing educator in long term care as well as acute care settings and worked as a certified school nurse at the elementary and secondary levels. She is married to Matt Lambert and they have four young children, two of whom are adopted from Bulgaria. Dawn and her husband have both participated in short-term mission trips with their church, Community Evangelical Free Church, in Elverson. Dawn is involved in the children’s ministry and the mercy and encouragement ministry.
Dr. Simmons is the academic director and major professor for the ADCP RN-to-BS track in Lancaster, PA. She earned her EdD from Teacher’s College at Columbia University, an MSN from Columbia University, an Ms Ed from Temple University and her BS from Messiah College. She is an experienced medical-surgical and critical care nurse. Her research has focused on effectiveness of the nursing school environment and the development of caring ability among nursing students. She is married to Mark Simmons who is the Director of the School of Respiratory Therapy at York College of Pennsylvania. Their oldest son, Clinton, is married to Christina Yoder. Both are teachers. Their youngest son, Ted is married to Heather Edelman. Both are registered nurses. Dr. Simmons is involved in the Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church.
Sue has worked at EMU as the director of the Adult Degree Completion Program since 1996. She previously worked for the Virginia State Department of Education as an Adult Education Specialist, and director of the Adult Educator’s Research Network. Her academic background covers elementary education, adult education, and social foundations of education.
Linda is the Administrative Director of the RN-BS Degree in Nursing program in Lancaster, PA. She teaches Community Health, Cultural Perspectives and Family Health. Linda has 23 years of international experience, serving under both Mennonite Central Committee and Eastern Mennonite Mission with the K’ekchi’ Maya in Guatemala. She did leadership training and was the program coordinator for the health, development, and church programs. In 1996 Linda worked alongside the K’ekchi’ to initiate the Bezaleel Education Center for K’ekchi’ youth and a land project for landless K’ekchi’. Her work as a community health nurse in Coatesville, PA led to the initiation of Bridge of Hope, a program for homeless women and children. At Goshen College she taught Community Health, Transcultural Nursing, Health Care for the Poor and served as adjunct professor located in Guatemala offering an annual 3-week course on “Doing Theology in Latin America.”