• Master of Science, Nursing (Education), 2018
• Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 2016
• Associate Degree, Nursing, 2000
Marc Eden is an assistant professor for the Judge-McRae School of Nursing at Mars Hill University and has been a registered nurse since 2000. He earned his BSN and his MSN in Nursing Education through Western Carolina University. Because he has always enjoyed working with new nurses and nursing students, his role as an educator is rewarding.
Professor Eden currently holds certifications in PCCN, ACLS/BLS Instructor, Simulation, Level IV Isolation (Anthrax, Ebola), and CPI.
His clinical experience includes critical care, step down, ICU, cardiovascular surgery including LVADs, pulmonary, transplants, and neuro.
Professor Eden’s long educational journey took more than 10 years and 3 institutions to his BA in Holistic Studies (1996, Vermont College) studying music, drama, performance, political science leadership, communication arts (ASL), chaos theory, and quantum physics, cross-cultural studies, and shamanism. He has been educating himself further ever since.
Professor Eden lives in the beautiful Swannanoa Valley in the North Carolina mountains with his wife, keeping bees and a small flock of chickens. They have one adult son and cats who live up to their names, The Wee Beast and The Purrmeister. Prof. Eden pursues many talents, skills, and interests including DIY, making/crafting/building, hiking, camping, gardening, and traveling. He sings with the Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus, loves Karaoke, performs for various groups and projects, and performs an occasional act with Asheville Vaudeville.
“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” – Charles Frédéric Dubos & Maharishi Mahesh Yogi