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Wendy Mercier

Biographical Information

Wendy Mercier


  • 2006-2007 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Masters of Science in Nursing, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • 1987-1999 Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Doctorate of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology
  • 1975-1979 Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Certifications and Licenses

  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care): American Nurses Credentialing Center & Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2008, 2013)
  • American College of Sports Medicine: Health/Fitness Instructor (1986, 1996, 2004); Exercise Physiologist – Certified (2015)
  • American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1996, 2001, 2006-present)
  • American Red Cross: Community CPR, First Aid and Safety Instructor (1997-2008)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Critical Care Nurse Specialist (CCRN) (1982)
  • Registered Nurse: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs (1979-present)

Awards & Honors

  • 2002 - The Lindback Award for Outstanding Teaching, Eastern University


  • American College of Cardiology (National and Regional)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (National and Regional)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Journal Articles


Professional Presentations

  • Albohn, D., Matteucci, A., Riddle, J., Stoppa, T. M., & Mercier, W. (March, 2012). Exercise behavior among college students and gender differences in a health promotive intervention. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Matteucci, A., Riddle, J., Albohn, D., Stoppa, T & Mercier, W.  (April, 2011).  Effects of a College Health-Promotive Intervention on Exercise-Related Activities:  Poster Presentation at the Psi Chi Annual Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mercier W.  Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Comparison of Six Original Studies: Poster Presentation at the Southeastern Pennsylvania-American Association of Critical Nurses,  Annual Research Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2006.
  • Mercier W., Shaw C., & Paolone A.. Menstrual Cycle Effects on Plasma Volume and Protein Movement During Exercise in the Heat, Annual National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, June 2, 2004

Community Presentations

  • Prevention of Heart Disease in Women, Montgomery Hospital Medical Center, Medical & Nursing Staff, Norristown, PA, February 9, 2012
  • What’s Your Heart Health IQ?, Penn State University Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society Health Fair, Presentation & Booth Display, April 5, 2010        
  • Heat-related Illness & Injury, Conference on Climate Change and the Nation’s Health, AREUFIT Health Services, West Chester, PA, May 2008
  • Men and Their Heart Health.  Men’s Christian Breakfast Club, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Devon, PA. February, 2008
  • Obey your thirst! Renal anatomy and physiology, The Shipley School 11th Grade AP Biology classes, Bryn Mawr, PA, May 2007
  • Women ARE different from men:  Heart health and gender differences. Berks County ELCA’s Golden Club, St. Daniel’s Lutheran Church, Robesonia, PA. February, 2007
  • Reversing the Obesity Epidemic in Children, Northern New Jersey Christian Schools, Parent-Teacher Organization, Brookdale, NJ, November, 2002.
  • Know Your Heart (Heart Health), The Shipley School 9th Grade, Bryn Mawr, PA,  December, 2001.
  • Heart Health, Delaware Valley Friends School, High School Assembly, Paoli, PA,  December, 2000.
Tags: Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Kinesiology, Nursing Department