The Inspiration Nurse, Donna Cardillo, Accepted Into the American Academy of Nursing

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Sea Girt, NJ (August 2018) – Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP, an award-winning businesswoman, respected keynote speaker, best-selling author, and best known as the Inspiration Nurse, is proud to announce her acceptance as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing. This is such a great honor, which is often compared to the Oscars in the nursing world, an industry she has been proud to be a part of for the past three decades.

The American Academy of Nursing selected 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders as its 2018 class of Academy fellows. Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all. These inductees will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which takes place November 1-3, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,500 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. For more information about the American Academy of Nursing and the 2018 policy conference, visit

As Cardillo states, “This is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a nurse for their unique contributions to the nursing profession. I am thrilled that after the induction ceremony in November, I’ll be able to add the initials FAAN (Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing) after my name. As you can imagine, this designation and my membership in the Academy, will allow me to continue to contribute to nursing and health policy and practice around the world in an even more impactful way.”

Cardillo is passionate about helping businesses, nurses, nurse entrepreneurs, and others in the nursing and healthcare industries to thrive. Her contributions come through her speaking at numerous nursing and health care conferences, business groups, and healthcare facilities as well as her books and signature programs, which include:

Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart
• Career Alternatives For Nurses® A Program for Success (3rd Edition)
• How to Start Your Own Business or Consulting Practice
• The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses
• Your First Year As A Nurse: Making the Transition From Total Novice to Successful Professional (Revised 2nd Edition)
• A Daybook for Beginning Nurses
The Empowered Nurse, Enlightened Practice™ Retreat held annually at the magnificent Miraval Wellness Resort and Spa
The Empowered Woman, Enlightened Life™ Retreat which takes place at Kripalu.

Cardillo also appears regularly on television and radio and is frequently quoted in newspapers, magazines, etc. These include appearing on The Dr. Oz Show, the Today show, Fox News, and others. She is also an expert blogger at

Stop by Cardillo’s website at to learn more. For media interviews contact Cardillo at 848-241-3166 and

About Donna Cardillo: Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, CSP travels the world helping individuals to live fearlessly in career and life and to reach their full potential. She does that as a keynote speaker, columnist, retreat leader, author, and cut-up. Cardillo is also the author of four books including her most recent Falling Together. How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart.

About the American Academy of Nursing: The American Academy of Nursing is a professional organization that generates, synthesizes, and disseminates nursing knowledge to contribute to health policy and practice for the benefit of the public and the nursing profession.


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