Mary Fetter, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Nursing Faculty


I began my nursing career as a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, and I am proud to still be connected today as a nursing faculty member. My clinical experience includes cardiac nursing and care of cardiothoracic surgery patients, in addition to a brief role in nursing administration. All throughout my nursing career, I have enjoyed any opportunity to teach patients, families, students, fellow nurses, and the community. My love of teaching lead me to pursue an education degree and join Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences as a faculty member in 2009. My teaching experience has been primarily focused in the upper level associate’s degree nursing program, in both clinical and classroom settings. I also supported the college as a simulation facilitator and member of the study team from 2011-2013 when the college participated in the National Simulation Study, sponsored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. In addition to pre-licensure education, I am very interested in the phenomenon of transition to practice. I am currently a doctoral student, developing a project focused on supporting newly graduated registered nurses transitioning to specialty practice in critical care.


  • NUR-201 Acute & Chronic Hlth Problems
  • NUR-203 Acute & Chronic Hlth Prob I
  • NUR-204 Acute & Chronic Hlth Prob II


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, PA College of Health Sciences, currently enrolled
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education, Millersville University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Millersville University, 1999
  • Diploma in Nursing, PA College of Health Sciences (Formerly Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing), 1997

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Psi Pi Chapter
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship

Career Highlights

  • Stoudt Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020
  • President's Academic Scholarship Award, 2019
  • Robert M. and Thelma G. Flory Doctoral Study Award, 2019
  • Nominee/Finalist for Stoudt Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Psi Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, 2013
  • Lancaster General Hospital Magnet Award: Professional Models of Care, 2006
Mary E. Fetter

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

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