The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 217,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, announced that Mark C. Crider, PhD, MSN, RN, will be the association’s next president.
Dr. Crider is the Duquesne University School of Nursing Assistant Dean for Administration & Special Projects and Director of the Veterans to BSN (VBSN) Program. Prior to his current position as assistant dean, Dr. Crider served as Duquesne’s SON chair of undergraduate programs. He has a diverse nursing background, including staff nurse, nurse manager, nursing director, lobbyist, management and organizational development specialist, and nurse educator. His research interest is focused on policy, specifically health policy impacting persons with chronic mental illness.
After receiving a BS in nursing from the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Crider earned his MSN in nursing education from Villanova University and his PhD in nursing with a health policy focus from the University of California San Francisco.
Dr. Crider has extensive experience in professional organizational leadership. He holds membership positions in several nursing organizations, including the National League for Nursing. In addition, he has held State leadership roles with the American Nurses Association (ANA)/California and the California League for Nursing. He is a three-time delegate (from both Pennsylvania and California) to the ANA General Assembly meetings. He is an honorary member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP). He is also board president of the Allegheny County Peer Support and Advocacy Network.
“Mark is an exceptional professional, mentor, leader, and colleague,” stated PSNA Chief Executive Officer Betsy M. Snook, MEd, BSN, RN. “He is dedicated to inspiring our promising nursing students. Mark’s appointment to President of PSNA demonstrates the respect he has earned in the nursing profession.”
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is Pennsylvania’s leading professional nursing organization. Representing more than 217,000 professional nurses, PSNA leads, advocates, educates and connects with RNs across the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association. www.psna.org