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Registered Nurse, Professional Singer & Motivational Speaker – Known as “The Guru” of Career Development for Nurses

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Donna Cardillo, RN has been referred to as the ‘guru’ of career development for nurses. Donna is a professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and coach. Her accomplished career combines over 20 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing.Donna received a diploma in nursing from Holy Name Hospital School of Nursing and holds a BS in Health Care Management from St. Peter’s College and an MA in Corporate and Public Communication from Monmouth University.Known as “Dear Donna”, she gives daily online career advice to nurses at and writes a monthly column for Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek magazines, both part of the Gannett Healthcare Group. The two magazines combined, represent the largest circulation of any nursing magazine in the country. Donna was formerly known as the “Healthcare Careers Expert” at New Jersey Association of Woman Business Owners once acclaimed Donna as “Business Woman of the Year.” She has also received the coveted Athena Award, a national leadership award for women. Donna was recently named Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Central Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Donna has been designated a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in NJ for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice.Donna has gained national recognition for her Career Alternatives for Nurses® seminar, and multimedia products. She appears regularly on television and radio, is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines and has published numerous articles. Donna has appeared on the Today Show on NBC and has been the featured healthcare career coach in the Los Angeles Times on several occasions.Donna is author of the book, Your First Year as a Nurse – Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional from Three River Press, a division of Random House. She is currently working on her second book The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses.Donna is a volunteer lecturer and facilitator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When she is at her home base in Sea Girt, NJ, she serves as a local spokesperson for family caregivers.Affiliations•  National Speakers Association•  American Nurses Association•  New Jersey State Nurses Association•  New Jersey League for Nursing•  National Association of Women Business Owners and its International affiliates•  Sigma Theta Tau InternationalContact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Donna Cardillo and other top speakers and celebrities.

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