Donna Cardillo, RN

O’Connor Chair Lecture Features Donna Cardillo, RN, MA

March 12, 2012

Donna Cardillo, RN will be the featured speaker during the O'Connor Chair of Nursing Lecture Series on March 21 and 22, 2012. She will address the topic "Nursing - The Future is Ours" in a Wednesday evening lecture that is open to the public. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre on the Hartwick College campus.

Cardillo is the Career Guru for Nurses. She is the "Dear Donna" columnist at and for Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek magazines. Donna is an "Expert" blogger at, the first and only nurse blogging there and the former "Healthcare Careers Expert" at

She is considered a thought leader in the nursing field and an expert in career management for nurses. She is author of 3 books: Your 1st Year as a Nurse; The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses; and A Daybook for Beginning Nurses. She holds a diploma in nursing, a BS in Healthcare Management and an MA in Corporate and Public Communication.

Cardillo has received numerous awards but is most proud to have been designated a Diva in Nursing by the NJ Institute for Nursing for her accomplishments and excellence in practice. She's a rabid tweeter, a frequent cut-up and still passionate about nursing after all these years.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7:30 - 9 p.m.
Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre
Evening Lecture
"Nursing - The Future is Ours"
1.5 Contact Hours

Thursday, March 22, 2012
9 a.m. - Noon
Celebration Room - Shineman Chapel House
Morning Workshop for Practicing Nurses and Nurse Educators
"You Can't Change the Wind But You Can Adjust Your Sails"
3.0 Contact Hours

The lecture and workshop are free and open to the public. To RSV for the worshop, call Donna Decker, Coordinator of Nursing Opportunities, at 607-431-4790,  fax 607-431-4850, or email

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030