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Nancy Wise

DEPARTMENT: Lancaster RN to BS

POSITION: Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT: EMU at Lancaster

POSITION: RN to BSN Site Coordinator

LOCATION: Lancaster | n/a


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.