Advanced Senior Lecturer

Critical care, oncology, and gerontology nurse Cheryl L. Neisser defines her major life’s work with just one word: teaching.  Since 1991, after signing on as a teaching assistant while a student in Penn Nursing’s master in nursing administration program, Dr. Neisser has taught dozens of courses to thousands of Penn nursing students, primarily at the undergraduate level. Dr. Neisser also earned her PhD in health services research at Penn and a post-master’s certificate in the Transformative Nursing Education Program at Penn Nursing.

Penn faculty are known leaders who advance the science of nursing. I wanted to learn from nurse leaders at Penn, and I never left.” 


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania , 2003
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania , 1993
  • BSN, Gwynedd-Mercy College, 1986
  • BS, Gwynedd-Mercy College, 1986
  • ASN, Gwynedd-Mercy College, 1984