Masters in Adult Health, 1979. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY
BS in Nursing, 1973. Georgetown University. Washington, DC
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.