Cherith Simmer is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean at Duquesne University School of Nursing where she teaches in the undergraduate program. With more than 35 years of experience, Ms. Simmer holds an Associate Degree in Nursing (1974) from Lorain Country Community College, a B.S.N. (1979) from Michigan State University, and a M.S. in Nursing Health Services Administration (1982) from the University of Michigan.
Ms. Simmer joined the School of Nursing in 1994 as an undergraduate Clinical Instructor. She assumed an administrative role in 1997 as Assistant Dean for Recruitment. She has clinical experience as an Assistant Director of Nursing Administration at Allegheny General Hospital; outpatient Internal Medicine Manager at Michigan State University Clinical Center; and as a staff nurse in general surgical nursing, gastroenterology, orthopedics, trauma, home care, and long term care. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National League for Nursing, the AACN, and is the Faculty Advisor for the Duquesne Chapter of Nurses Christian Fellowship.