Nancy Wise

Nancy Wise



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Office Hours: By appointment

Assistant Professor

Lancaster RN to BS

RN to BSN Site Coordinator

EMU at Lancaster

Nancy has been teaching full-time in the Eastern Mennonite University Lancaster RN-to-BS in Nursing Program since July 2014.

Prior to full-time teaching at EMU Lancaster, Nancy taught at EMU Lancaster as an adjunct faculty member, and also gained teaching experience through her role as clinical and classroom instructor, Harrisburg Area Community College Lancaster Campus 2009-2014, clinical instructor at Alvernia University, 2013, and through several graduate assistantships at Villanova University, 2009-2013.

Nancy has gained valuable experience in conducting research studies, and publishing research findings through her own research in the pregnant adolescent population, and through active participation on externally-funded research committees at Villanova University.

Nancy is married to Brian and has a son (serving in the Army Reserves), daughter-in-law, grandson Owen, and daughter, son-in-law (serving in the US Air Force). She and her family have attended LCBC church for several years and is an occasional volunteer in teen ministry. Nancy also teaches cooking skills and offer nutrition tips at a women’s shelter.


PhD (2015) Villanova University: Nursing Education and Research.

Master of Science in Nursing Education (2009), Villanova University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Millersville University (2000)

Associate Degree in Nursing, Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing; Franklin & Marshall College


  • Wise, N. (2009). Maintaining Magnet Status: Establishing an Evidence-Based Practice Committee. AORN, 90(2), 205-213.
  • Wise N., Arcamone, A. (2011). Survey of Adolescent Views of Healthy Eating During Pregnancy. MCN, 36(6), 381-386.
  • Smeltzer, S.C., Sharts-Hopko, N.C., Cantrell, M., Wise, N., Jenkinson, A. & Nthenge, S. (2014). Challenges to Research Productivity of Doctoral Program Nursing Faculty. Nursing Outlook, 62(4), 268-274.
  • Smeltzer, S.C., Cantrell, M.A., Sharts-Hopko, N.C., Heverly, M., Wise, N., Jenkinson, A., Nthenge, S. (Accepted for publication). Nursing Doctoral Faculty Perceptions of Factors that Affect Their Continued Scholarship.
  • Wise, N. (2015). Viewpoints of Pregnant Adolescents: Beliefs about Healthy Eating, Factors that Influence Food Choices, and Nutrition Education Preferences. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.
  • Wise, N. & Cantrell, M. (in-press). Development of an Interactive Pregnant Adolescent Nutrition Education Workshop.

*Wise, N. & Cantrell, M. (submitted for publication). Effectiveness of Recruitment and Retention Strategies in a Pregnant Adolescent Nutrition Intervention Study.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

  • Research poster Presentation, February, 2010, Annual Nursing Research Day, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Nu Chapter: Prenatal Adolescent Nutrition Habits.
  • Research poster presentation, March 2010, Eastern Nursing Research Society: Prenatal Adolescent Nutrition Habits.
  • Clinical Education Poster Presentation, June, 2010, Drexel Nursing Education Institute: Case-Studies and Algorithms.

Church, Community and Professional Service

  • Served as a Doctoral Research Assistant and Project Manager for an RWJF-funded grant under the direction of the PI, Villanova University, 2012-2013
  • Served as a Graduate Research Assistant, Villanova University, 2011-2012
  • Served on the Center of Excellence Committee, Villanova University, 2009
  • Secretary, Graduate Nurse Network Committee, Villanova University, 2009
  • Curriculum Committee, Villanova University, 2009
  • Development of Evidence-Based Practice Committee, Women and Babies Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Spring 2008
  • Community clothing ministry (2009-2011)
  • Participated in various drama ministry productions (2000-2009)
  • Active volunteer at LCBC Ephrata Campus, café and youth ministry (2012-present)
  • Dissertation research: currently conducting an interactive cooking workshop for pregnant adolescents

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Recipient Certificate of Excellence for distinguished scholarly contributions to the study of nursing, Harrisburg Area Community College, September 2010
  • Recipient Claire M. Manfredi Graduate Nursing Award for academic achievement, GPA, and commitment to Alumni Affairs, 2010
  • Recipient Villanova Service Award, 2009
  • Scholarship Award, Mensa Educational Fund, 2008
  • Recipient Blue Cross and PHEAA scholarships, 2007, 2008
  • Scholarship Award, National Student Nurses Association, 2012
  • Recipient Sigma Theta Tau Joan Large Graduate Award, 2012
  • Recipient Nurses Educational Funds, Cynthia Davis Sculco Scholarship Award, 2013
    • Recipient Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Award, Alpha Nu Chapter 2013
    • Recipient Nurses Educational Funds Research Award, 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Member, SIGMA THETA TAU, International Nursing Honor Society
  • Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS)
  • Member, National League for Nursing
  • Member AWHONN, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses
  • Member GNSA-Graduate Nursing Student Academy, of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Member, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
  • Member, American Nurses Association

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