Rita Wise, DEd, MSN, RN

Program Director
Nursing Faculty


Dr. Rita Wise has been in the Nursing profession for 30 years. Her educational background includes a BS in Nursing from Penn State University, an MSN from De Sales University, and a Doctorate in Adult Education from Penn State University. She has taught in all levels of Nursing Education. She has a passion for the adult learner and helping students achieve their professional goals as well as helping students gain a new perspective.

Dr. Wise has been a faculty member at PA College since 2010 and has served as Program Director of the Associates, Masters, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. She has been actively involved in the development of various nursing programs at the College. She is an active member of the Psi Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau at PA College. Her research interests include professional socialization and concept-based education. She serves as a reviewer for Magnet submissions for the AACN. She also serves as a chair and committee member for doctoral-level projects.


  • Registered Nurse


  • IPC-500 Intro to Graduate Studies
  • IPC-501 Health Promo & Disease Prev
  • IPC-504 Communication and Technology
  • IPC-511 Graduate Research
  • IPC-550 Integrating Experience I
  • IPC-601 Leadership in Healthcare
  • IPC-650 Integrating Experience II
  • NUR-612 Assessment,Patho,Pharm I
  • NUR-613 Assessment, Patho, Pharm II
  • NUR-620 Applied Practice Nursing Adm
  • NUR-630 Applied Practice Nursing Ed
  • NUR-631 Nurse Educator in Clin Pract
  • NUR-632 Nurse Educator in Academic Set


  • Doctorate- Adult Education- Penn State University
  • Masters of Science in Nursing- DeSales University
  • Bachelors of Science with a major in Nursing- Penn State University

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau- Psi Pi chapter
Rita Wise

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

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