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Mark C. Crider, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Dean for Administration and Special Projects
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall 551E
Phone: 412.396.2308

Education:

PhD, Nursing/Health Policy, University of California San Francisco, 2008
MSN, Nursing Education, Villanova University, 1993
BS, Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
Bio

Dr. Crider served as Assistant Professor in the Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2011, taking the position of Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University. Prior to his current position as Assistant Dean Dr. Crider served the School of Nursing as Chair of Undergraduate Programs. He also currently serves as the Director of the Veterans to BSN (VBSN) program.

Dr. Crider has a diverse nursing background as a 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 in the community and integrative health practices, professional practice policies, and nursing education policies.

Dr. Crider received his BS in nursing from the School of Nursing at the Pennsylvania State University, his MSN in nursing education from the College of Nursing at Villanova University, and his PhD in nursing with a health policy focus from the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Crider has extensive experience in professional organizational leadership holding membership positions in several nursing specialty organizations including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. In addition, he has held state leadership roles as a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association/California, and the California League for Nursing. He is a three time delegate from both Pennsylvania and California to the American Nurses Association general assembly meetings. He is an honorary member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania. He is also Board President of the Peer Support and Advocacy Network, Allegheny County.

Research

Submission of $1,000,000.00 grant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Veteran's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Operation BSN: Serving the Nation, Healing the Sick. Dr. Mark Crider, PI, Spring 2014, Approved and funded: score 90/100, $915,000.00 awarded.

Submission for $1,400,000.00 grant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Veteran's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Operation BSN: Serving the Nation, Healing the Sick. Dr. Mark Crider, PI, Summer 2013, Approved but Unfunded: score 89/100.

Research collaborator on submission for $5,412,076.00 Health Care Innovation Challenge from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services titled Bridges to Health and Wellness. Collaborative effort with Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 2012, Unfunded.

Scholarship

Crider, M. & Glasgow, M. E. S. (2014). Fostering professional development in healthcare simulation in Wilson, L. & Wittmann-Price, R. A. Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Examination Review Manual. NYC: Springer Publishing.

Crider, M.C. (2013). Herding Cats: Leading a Successful Curriculum Revision in Six Months.
Poster Presentation, 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, October.

Crider, M.C., Ott, J. (2013). Using Community Based Participatory Action Research in Developing an Academic-Community Partnership: A Collaborative Effort Between PhD and DNP prepared Nurse Faculty. Poster Presentation, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, October.

Crider, M.C., McNiesh, S. (2011). Integrating a Professional Apprenticeship Model with Psychiatric Clinical Simulation. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 49(5). 42-49.

Honors/Awards

2009, 2002
Strathmores Who's Who - Leadership and Achievement in Profession

2007
Honorary Member - Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

2005-2007
University of CA, San Francisco - Deans Health Sciences Fellowship

2003-2006
University of CA, San Francisco - Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program

1990
Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Sigma - International Honor Society of Nursing

1988
Outstanding Young Men of America

1988
Student Service Award - Pennsylvania State University

1988, 2007
Honorary Member - Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania

1984
Daughters of the American Revolution - Good Citizenship Award

1984
Blair County Law Enforcement Association - Scholarship

1984 Judge Thomas Baldridge Award - Best All Around Boy Award