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PSNA Leadership Consultant to Advise Future Nurse Leaders

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 228,000 Pennsylvania registered nurses, announced that Dr. Mark Crider, PhD, RN will serve as the PSNA Young Nurse Professional (YNP) Leadership Consultant to the YNP Advisory Board. For over 30 years, Dr. Crider has been a motivated professional advocate, making significant impacts within the nursing profession through education and legislative initiatives. Dr. Crider’s diverse nursing and professional leadership background will provide the YNP Advisory Board with guidance and support in all areas of leadership development.

Dr. Crider served as the immediate two-term past president of PSNA (2016 to 2020). His previous leadership roles include president of the California League for Nursing and board member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), California. He was a three-time delegate from both Pennsylvania and California to the ANA general assembly meetings. In addition, Dr. Crider is an honorary member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP). Dr. Crider currently serves as the executive director and professor of nursing at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, as well as serves as a board member for the Penn State College of Nursing Alumni Society.

“I am honored and privileged to lead the YNP Advisory Board as they work to develop and implement strategies to increase membership growth and advance the profession of nursing,” stated Dr. Crider. “I look forward to continuing to support Pennsylvania’s nurses by working with rising leaders as we meet the association’s mission to lead, advocate, educate, and connect with registered nurses across the Commonwealth.”

The YNP Advisory Board consists of seven new-to-practice nurses who are members of both PSNA and the ANA. Advisory Board members share opinions and ideas on how PSNA can continue to build a foundation to grow emerging leaders. Through a partnership with the PSNA Board of Directors, Advisory Board members help ensure the association’s future success. Nurses who would like to learn about joining the YNP Advisory Board or becoming a YNP member can visit


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