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Wendy L. Mercier, PhD, MSN, ACNP

Wendy L. Mercier, PhD, MSN, ACNP

Dr. Wendy Mercier came to Eastern in 1997 to teach a First Aid course and never left. She began her career in nursing after obtaining a B.S.N. from the Pennsylvania State University. Believing “exercise is medicine”, she returned to school to complete a Ph.D. in exercise physiology at Temple University. She went on to complete an M.S.N and acute care nurse practitioner training at the University of Pennsylvania. She now teaches in two departments, kinesiology and biology, and occasionally in nursing. In 2002 she won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and enjoys teaching every aspect of human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Research interests include gender differences during exercise in the heat, cardiovascular pathology and, more recently, human behavior as it relates to physical activity. She has 35+ years of clinical experience in emergency and acute care nursing, and still practices part-time as a cardiology nurse practitioner. She is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Specialist, certified by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, and an Associate Member of the American College of Cardiology. Her current research project is assessing the effectiveness of a university-based Life Fitness course on health-related attitudes and behaviors of college students.

Contact:
Wendy L. Mercier, PhD, MSN, ACNP
Faculty Senate Moderator
T: 610.341.1460
wmercier@eastern.edu

Wendy lives up the road from Eastern with husband Rick; her 3 grown children, Gregory, Elise, and Ian return home periodically for a meal and a bed. She is a member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Devon since 1986, and presently serves there as Adult Education coordinator and Mutual Ministry secretary. She loves, in no particular order, running, tennis, volleyball, skiing, snowboarding, gardening, her family, and arguing politics with friends.

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