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Peg Greiner

DEPARTMENT: Lancaster RN to BS

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty

LOCATION: Lancaster | n/a

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.


Bachelor of Science, Nursing – 1975
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Masters of Nursing Science – 1982
Family-Community Health, Gerontology focus with a Nurse Practitioner Certification
University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Masters of Arts, Holistic Spirituality and Spiritual Direction – 1996
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA

Certificate in Supervision of Spiritual Directors, Post graduate studies – 2005
Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA


Greiner, Margaret Cromer. “Spiritual Wellness and Personal Growth” as part of Wellbeing: Journey to Wholeness, an online wellness program designed and produced by the New York Healthcare Network, Department of Veterans Affairs, date pending.

Greiner, Margaret C. “Spiritual Formation,” The Moravian. December, 2011.

Bessell, M., Cromer, M., Change, Challenge & Choice: Managing Stress, Learning to Thrive, (Trainer and Participant Manuals). Department of Veterans Affairs, RMEC, Northport, NY, 1996.

Cromer, Margaret S. “Working World Research: Job Performance Comparison of New Nursing Assistant Employees with and without Previous Work-related Experience.” National Nursing Staff Development Organization, Trendlines, 7(6), November/December, 1996.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

“Spiritual Formation for Leaders and Seekers,” Workshop within the Eastern District Conference for the Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA, July, 2011.

“Holistic Health for the Patient and Nurse: Making Sense of it all” Eastern Mennonite University, Lancaster Campus, Continuing Education Program, March 2010.

“Understanding the Enneagram,” Kairos School of Spiritual Formation, Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville, PA and Lancaster, PA 2006-present.

“Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Genesis Leadership Program, New York Veterans Healthcare Network, Syracuse NY, 2008 and 2010.

“Seven Habits of Highly Effective Nurses,” Hanover Hospital Nursing Symposium, Hanover, PA February 2009.

“Stress & Spirituality – Effects on You and Your Journey,” Bethlehem, PA, 2009.

“Personal Mastery, the Private Victory and the 8th Habit,” Network Executive Healthcare Leadership Institute, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2006-2009.

“AiA (Adventures in Attitude) Classic,” Messiah College, Professional Excellence Program, Granthum, PA, 2007-2008

“Wisdom in Finding Your Path,” Immaculata Honors Program, Immaculata, PA, 2007.

“Spirituality in Nursing Care,” Sigma Theta Tau, Harrisburg, PA 2005