Bio

The education mission is led by Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, FNAP, who was named associate dean in 2015 and served as director of the school’s DNP program since 2014. Rotondo is a national contributor to advancing DNP education and a member of AACN’s Essentials Implementation Faculty Toolkit workgroup. She has published and presented on DNP scholarship, competency-based education, and integration of technology in nursing education. She was selected as a 2018 AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Fellow and 2020 Fellow in the National Academies of Practice.

Rotondo’s vision as the associate dean for education and student affairs has been the development of a learning organization that fosters collaboration and creativity to design novel educational approaches in active learning environments to prepare graduates for the complexity of 21st century health care. Under her leadership, there has been strategic investment in building academic-practice partnerships, expanding education technology, and developing academic innovation infrastructure to optimize teaching and learning in an inclusive, supportive environment.  



Awards
Professional Advancement Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing (URSON), 2015

Cum Laude Society, Inaugural Honorary Inductee
Arendell Parrott Academy, 2013

Founders Medal Nominee
Vanderbilt University, 2013

Sigma Theta Tau Award - for academic achievement and leadership
University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Clinical Excellence Award
Pennsylvania Nurses’ Association, 1986

Commencement Speaker
Georgetown University School of Nursing, 1981

Dean’s Medal - Awarded for highest academic average for four years
Georgetown University, 1981

Dean’s Citation - Awarded for outstanding contributions and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities
Georgetown University, 1981

Presentations
Integrating digital technology in 21st century nursing education.
Deans Annual Meeting (select), Apple Education/AACN, 2022
Washington, District Of Columbia

Development of holistic admissions review in a DNP program guided by self-determination theory
Ciurzynski, S.
AACN Doctoral Education Conference, AACN, 2022
virtual

Emerging tools to develop and assess competence in DNP students
Baylor, E.
AACN Doctoral Education Conference, AACN, 2022
virtual

iROC program: Leveraging technology to transform nursing education
Serwetnyk, T., Burke, K.
[Webinar] Apple Reimagining Nursing Education Series, to Transform Nursing Education, Apple Health Education Division. National Webinar, Apple Education, 2021

iROC program: leveraging technology to transform nursing education
Serwetnyk, T., Burke, K.
[Webinar]. Apple Reimagining Nursing Education Series, to Transform Nursing Education, Apple Health Education Division., Apple Education, 2021

Creating organizational synergy through A-P partnerships: Implementation of a DNP practice fellow program
Davis, K.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, AACN, 2020
Naples, Florida

Moving DNP scholarly projects to publication
Ciurzynski, S., Christenbery, T., Polomano, R.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, AACN, 2018
Naples, Florida

Promoting Formation of Clinical Scholars in DNP Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, 2016
Naples, Florida

The Future of Nursing: Embracing our Roots, Expanding our Reach
Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Chapter, Induction Ceremony, 2015
Rochester, New York

Publications
Moran, K., & Rotondo, L.D. (2022). Setting the stage for the doctor of nursing practice project. In K. Moran, R. Burson, and D. Conrad, The doctor of nursing practice scholarly project: A framework for success (4th.ed). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Rotondo, L.D. & Baylor, E. (2022). Assessment and evaluation in simulation. In P. Jeffries & P. Slaven-Lee (Eds.). The essentials of simulation for graduate faculty.

Glassman, K., Layton, S., Mansfield, J., Rotondo L.D., Start, R., & Stoehr, A. (2022). AACN essentials faculty toolkit, Phase I Domain 7: Systems-based practice. American Association of Colleges of Nursing.. AACN essentials faculty toolkit.

Conrad, D., Kesten, K., & Rotondo, L.D. (2022). Defining the doctor of nursing practice: Current trends. In K. Moran, R. Burson, and D. Conrad, The doctor of nursing practice scholarly project: A framework for success (4th.ed). Jones & Bartlett Learning..

Moran, K., Burson, R., & Rotondo, L.D. (2022). The phenomenon of interest. In K. Moran, R. Burson, and D. Conrad, The doctor of nursing practice scholarly project: A framework for success (4th.ed). Jones & Bartlett Learning..

Rotondo, L.D (2021). Fostering Dialogue about Practice Knowledge Development in a DNP Curriculum: Opportunity for Theory Innovation?. Nursology..

Rotondo, L.D (2018). Change theory: The underappreciated key to knowledge translation. In T. Christenbery, Evidence-based practice in nursing: Foundations, skills and roles. Springer Publishing Company..

Rotondo, L.D> (contributer) (2016). The doctor of nursing practice nurse practitioner clinical scholar [White paper].. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF).

Rotondo, L.D (2016). The clinical scholar role in doctoral advanced nursing practice, reflective response. In M. M. Dreher & M.E. Smith Glasgow, Role development for doctoral advanced nursing practice (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing Company..

Flannery, M., & Rotondo, L.D (2016). Changing practice: Frameworks for implementation science. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43 (3), 385-388.

Rotondo, L. (2016). DNP Dialogue: National nursing leaders to speak at URSON DNP summit on October 28th.. Sovie Institute Newsletter, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)..

Rotondo, L. (2016). DNP Dialogue: School of nursing DNP graduates are making a difference at URMC and beyond.. Sovie Institute Newsletter, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)..

Rotondo, L. (2016). DNP Dialogue: National NP organization reaffirms commitment to DNP for entry to practice.. Sovie Institute Newsletter, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)..

Rotondo, L. (2015). DNP Dialogue: Practice innovation spotlight. Sovie Institute Newsletter, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)..