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Linda Witmer

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty

DEPARTMENT: Lancaster RN to BS

PHONE: (717) 690-8600

EMAIL: linda.witmer@emu.edu

Linda is the Director of the RN-BS in Nursing program. She has 17 years of college-level teaching experience.  The courses she has taught are: Community Health, Cultural Perspectives, Family Health, and Global Trends in 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 was program coordinator for the health, development, and church programs. Linda trained village health workers, lay dental workers, and lay midwives. She worked with the K’ekchi’ leaders to initiate the Bezaleel Education Center, a highschool 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,Inc. a non-profit organization serving homeless women and children.  At EMU she helped initiate the School Nurse certification/MSN, developed a continuing education program for nurses and coordinates Faith Community Nurses in S. Central PA. Linda enjoys hiking, nature, photography, and art.

Education

BS, Eastern Mennonite University (Nursing)
MDIV, Lancaster Theological Seminary
MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Public Health: Maternal & Child Health)

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