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Priscilla Simmons

POSITION: Faculty Emerita/Nursing; Adjunct Faculty

DEPARTMENT: Lancaster RN to BS

PHONE: (717) 690-8600


Dr. Simmons is a professor emerita in the online RN-to-BS and MSN programs. She earned her EdD from Teacher’s College at Columbia University, an MSN from Columbia University, an MsEd from Temple University and her BS from Messiah College. Her clinical focus has been medical-surgical and critical care nursing. Her doctoral research 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 retired from a position as Director of the School of Respiratory Therapy at York College of Pennsylvania. Dr Simmons has two children, two grandsons and two grand-daughters: Clinton is married to Christina Yoder and they have a son, Everett and a daughter, Evangelina. Ted is married to Heather Edelman and they have a son, Mason and a daughter, Taylor.

Dr. Simmons is involved in the Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church. Her additional interests include gardening and in particular, her role as a Penn State Master Gardener.


EDD, Teacher's College at Columbia University (Nurse Education/Nurse Executive)
MSN, Columbia University (Nursing)
MSED, Temple University (General Program/ Graduate Education)
BS, Messiah University (Nursing)

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