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Bio

Lydia Rotondo was named associate dean for education and student affairs in 2015 and continues to work as the director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. As associate dean, Rotondo works closely with program directors, faculty, and students to meaningfully respond to emerging educational needs to meet the health care workforce demands of the future.

A graduate of the DNP program at Vanderbilt University, she has directed the school’s DNP program since July 2014. In that role, she has focused on promoting collaborative scholarship among doctorally-prepared nurses and encouraging interdisciplinary teams to employ evidence-based practice, information technology, and critical quality and safety appraisals of the health care environment.

Rotondo’s professional roles have included surgical critical care staff nurse, nurse manager, nursing supervisor, nurse consultant, administrator, clinical nurse specialist, and nursing faculty. Rotondo’s areas of scholarly interest include formation of DNP clinical scholars, practice epistemology, and collaborative practice inquiry, and she has published and presented locally and nationally in these areas.

Rotondo serves as deputy Title IX coordinator for the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, American Association for the History of Nursing, American Conference of Academic Deans, and the Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders.

 



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
DNP Prepared CNLs: Leveraging Connections and Benefiting from Synergies.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Doctoral Education Nursing Conference, 2017
San Diego, California

Professional Pathways in Nursing. Accelerated Program for Non Nurses.
APNN, University of Rochester School of Nursing (URSON), 2017
Rochester, New York

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

Latest Trends in DNP Education.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, Faculty Forum, 2016
Rochester, New York

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

Maximizing Opportunities for Innovation in Clinical Scholarship
Research & Innovation Grand Rounds, 2015
Rochester, New York

Lifestyles in American Surgery: The Spouse’s Perspective
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2004
Tampa, Florida

Pain Management: Central Narcotic Administration
Trauma Course, Crozer Chester Medical Center (CCMC), 1999
Upland, Pennsylvania

Spinal and Epidural Narcotic Administration
Critical Care Course, Crozer Chester Medical Center (CCMC), 1999
Upland, Pennsylvania

Publications
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)..