Cumberland University Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions Assistant Professor Andrew "A.J." Donadio has earned the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League for Nursing (NLN).
The CNE exam has strict eligibility criteria along with a rigorous certification examination. Many academic nursing programs in colleges and universities have recognized the importance of the certification, according to Beverly Malone, CEO of the NLN.
Appointed to the faculty of the Rudy School of Nursing in 2012, Donadio's clinical areas of specialty are adult health and ambulatory nursing, maintaining certification through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in both. He teaches courses at the baccalaureate and master's degree levels at CU. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of South Alabama (magna cum laude) in 1999, his Master of Science in Nursing from Tennessee Technological University in 2012 and his Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2017.
"We are so proud that Dr. Donadio has become a Certified Nurse Educator, further strengthening the excellent faculty of the Rudy School," Joy Kimbrell, interim dean of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, said. "Our nursing program continues to evolve and improve with some of the most caring, dedicated faculty I've ever seen."