Provider Profile

MARGARITA YODER, CRNP

Rita specializes in taking care of patients with obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep related disorders.


Rita joined the PCCMA team in 2016. Prior to obtaining her Nurse Practitioner certification, Rita worked for nearly 17 years as an RN in the hospital setting. Her experience includes caring for patients in the cardiovascular ICU as they recover from open-heart or thoracic surgery as well as medical-surgical.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University followed by her Master of Science in Nursing from Widener University in 2015. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and holds a certification in Critical Care Nursing.

Rita is eager to enter the field of pulmonary medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her special interests include archery, travel and reading.




Curriculum Vitae


  • Medical Education
  • Appointments
  • Certifications
  • Professional Memberships
  • Community Involvement/Volunteering
  • 2013 – 2015: NURSING-FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER, WIDENER UNIVERSITY, HARRISBURG, PA
  • 2011 – 2013: BACHELOR’S SCIENCE IN NURSING, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, MIDDLETOWN, PA
  • 1997 – 1999: ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN NURSING, HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HARRISBURG, PA
  • 1996 – 1997: NURSING, BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY, BLOOMSBURG, PA
  • 1992 – 1996: RED LAND HIGH SCHOOL, LEWISBERRY, PA

EXPERIENCE:

  • JANUARY 2016 – PRESENT: CRNP, PULMONARY & CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE ASSOC, PC, HARRISBURG, PA
  • DECEMBER 2003 – DECEMBER 2015: STAFF RN, CVICU ORTENZIO HEART CENTER, HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL, CAMP HILL, PA
  • AUGUST 2011 – MAY 2014: SUBSTITUTE HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT, WEST SHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT, LEWISBERRY, PA
  • SEPTEMBER 2003 – DECEMBER 2003: STAFF RN, CVU ORTENZIO HEART CENTER, HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL, CAMP HILL, PA
  • MARCH 2001 – OCTOBER 2001: STAFF RN, EMERGENCY ROOM, HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL, CAMP HILL, PA
  • MAY 1999 – MARCH 2003: STAFF RN, 7MAIN – MEDICAL/ SURGICAL/ TELEMETRY, HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL, CAMP HILL, PA

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • MAY 2015 – CURRENT: RENAISSANCE HEALTH CARE – FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER, P.C.
  • JANUARY 2015 – APRIL 2015: HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, CAMP HILL, PA
  • SEPTEMBER 2014 – DECEMBER 2014: RED CEDAR FAMILY PRACTICE – FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER, P.C., LEWISBERRY, PA
  • BLS – BASIC LIFE SUPPORT – BIANNUAL RENEWAL
  • ACLS – ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT – BIANNUAL RENEWAL
  • CCRN – CRITICAL CARE CERTIFIED THROUGH AACN 2009-CURRENT
  • HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL CAREER LADDER LEVEL V – OCTOBER 2014-CURRENT
  • HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL CAREER LADDER LEVEL IV – JULY 2009-OCTOBER 2014
  • 2009-CURRENT AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CRITICAL CARE NURSE’S (AACN) MEMBER
  • 2014-CURRENT AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONER’S (AANP) MEMBER

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • 2009 – CURRENT ST. THERESA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH PARISH NURSE – OBTAIN BLOOD PRESSURES OF PARISHIONERS AFTER MASS
  • JANUARY 2013 – OCTOBER 2014: DEVELOPED AGE APPROPRIATE POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON NUTRITION, DIET AND EXERCISE AND DELIVERED TO LOCAL GIRL SCOUT TROOP FOR “PURPLE PETAL”
  • APRIL 2013: PRESENTED A REVIEW OF HEAD LICE TO TEACHERS OF FISHING CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AFTER COLLECTING SURVEY DATA PRE AND POST-PRESENTATION

VOLUNTEER WORK:

  • OCT/NOV 2009: PROVIDED H1N1 INJECTIONS TO SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AT 2 CLINICS HELD BY CENTRAL DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  • NOVEMBER 2009: PROVIDED H1N1 INJECTIONS TO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AT HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR WEST SHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  • DECEMBER 2009: PROVIDED H1N1 INJECTIONS TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT CEDAR CLIFF HIGH SCHOOL FOR WEST SHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  • SEPTEMBER 2010: ASSISTED WITH CCRN REVIEW COURSE DEVELOPED FOR HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL COLLEAGUES. DEVELOPED AND REVIEWED PULMONARY SECTION OF REVIEW COURSE

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