Biography of Donna Cardillo
Donna Cardillo, RN, is the Career Guru for Nurses. She travels the world helping nurses to be happy in their careers and to reach their full potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, columnist, author, and cut-up. Her accomplished career combines over 20 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing.
Donna holds a diploma in nursing, a BS in Health Care Management and an MA in Corporate and Public Communication.
Known as “Dear Donna”, she gives daily online career advice to nurses at nurse.com and writes a monthly column for Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek magazines. Donna was formerly known as the “Healthcare Careers Expert” at monster.com
Donna has twice been named Business Woman of the Year in New Jersey and has also received the coveted Athena Award, a national leadership award for women. Donna was designated a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in NJ for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice. She has also been named one of 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ.
Donna appears regularly on television and radio, is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines and has published numerous articles. Donna has appeared on the Today Show on NBC and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times on several occasions.
Donna is author of the books, Your First Year as a Nurse – Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional, The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses - Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career, and A Day Book for Beginning Nurses.
Donna is a volunteer lecturer and facilitator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When she is at her home base in Sea Girt, NJ, she serves as a local spokesperson for family caregivers.
See Ms. Cardillo's website at www.dcardillo.com