Bio

For nearly 20 years, Elaine Andolina has led admissions and recruitment at the School of Nursing, offering support and guidance to prospective students. Under her leadership, enrollment at the School of Nursing has expanded significantly. Enrollment in the Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses – which Andolina has co-directed since 2007 – has grown by 800 percent since the programs’ inception in 2002. The rigorous programs prepare almost 200 students each year (across three cohorts) to become registered nurses.

Andolina and the School of Nursing admissions team continue to focus on a holistic admissions process, supporting diversity and inclusion. As admissions director, Andolina says her team “believes that personal attention is critical, and we will always go the extra mile to help students with their questions. We take student feedback seriously and try to make every student our first priority.”

In 2013, Andolina was awarded the Professional Advancement Award from the School of Nursing for “being the face of the school.” In 2014, the Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (an AACN Network) awarded her with the GNAP Annual Award for Extraordinary Service. In addition to her admissions work at the School of Nursing, Andolina was the director of the Childbirth Education Program at Rochester Gynecologic and Obstetric Associates from 1985 to 2011, among other educational and clinical roles.



Professional Experience
Co-Director, Baccalaureate Programs, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 12/2015 - Current

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Student Affairs), Rochester, NY, US. 7/2005 - Current

Director of Admissions, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Admissions and recruitment), Rochester, NY, US. 7/1999 - Current

Co-Director, Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2013 - 12/2015

Co-Director, Baccalaureate Programs, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2010 - 6/2013

Director, Childbirth Education Program, Rochester Gynecologic and Obstetric Associates, Rochester, NY, US. 8/1985 - 1/2011

Co-Director, Accelerated Bachelor's and Masters Programs, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 1/2007 - 7/2010

Textbook Reviewer, FA Davis (Maternity Nursing), Philadelphia, PA, US. 1/2007 - 12/2008

Instructor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Admissions), Rochester, NY, US. 7/1999 - 6/2005

Admissions Counselor/Director of Admissions, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Admissions and recruitment), Rochester, NY, US. 6/1996 - 6/2000

Admissions Counselor/Recruitment Coordinator, University of Rochester School of Nursing (Admissions and recruitment), Rochester, NY, US. 6/1996 - 6/1999

Instructor, Stanley H. Kaplan (NCLEX review), Rochester, NY, US. 1/1992 - 6/1998

Tutor, Pittsford Central School District (Gifted & Talented Program), Pittsford, NY, US. 9/1993 - 6/1996

Editor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Childbirth Education Curriculum), Rochester, NY, US. 1/1986 - 3/1987

Program Director, SUNY Brockport (Nursing Continuing Education), Brockport, NY, US. 8/1983 - 6/1985

Education Director/Teacher Trainer, Childbirth Education Association (Childbirth education), Rochester, NY, US. 1/1980 - 18/1985

Visiting Lecturer & Program Director, SUNY Brockport (Maternity Nursing & Continuing Education), Brockport, NY, US. 1/1979 - 6/1985

RN, Sibley Memorial Hospital (Pediatrics and ICU/CCU), Washington, DC, US. 6/1973 - 5/1976

Awards
GNAP Annual Award for Extraordinary Service
Graduate Nursing Admissions Proferssionals (an AACN Network), 2014

Professional Advancement Award
URSON, 2013

Leadership Award
New York Organization of Nurse Executives, 2010

Faculty Hero Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2005

GEM Mentor Award
Women's Bureau/US Department of Labor, 2004

Outstanding Support Award
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1999

Outstanding Teacher in the Tri-State Area
Stanley H Kaplan, 1998

PTA Life Membership Award
New York State PTA, 1994

Presentations
Accelerated Second Look at Nursing
UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Profesions National Conference, UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Profesions National Conference, 2015
Davis, California

Funding Resources for Graduate Students
Annual Conference, AACN Network: Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals, 2013
Charlotte, North Carolina

"Nuts and Bolts of Recruitment"
GNAP annual convention, AACN Network - Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah

Academic Progression: Know Your Options.
National Student Nurses Association Annual Convention, National Student Nurses Association, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Nuts and Bolts of Recruitment
GNAP Conference 2010, AACN Network (Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals), 2010
Orlando, Florida

"Processing, Processing, Processing: All About Managing Applications"
Annual GNAP Conference- From the Audacious tot he Routine: Tools for Successful Graduate Nursing Recruitment, AACN Network (Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals), 2008
Grapevine, Texas

Recruitment Strategies for a New Audience- Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses
New Approaches to Graduate Nursing Recruitment, AACN Network (Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals), 2005
Salt Lake City, Utah