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Mrs. D'Antonio is an innovative individual with extensive experience in developing and delivering engaging lectures, seminars and workshops. She is skilled in program development, student and staff mentoring, and curriculum design.  

As the Director of the BSN Clinical Immersion Program, she fosters professional development and the transition into nursing practice.  

As faculty oversight for the Career Management and Professional Development Seminar, Mrs. D'Antonio provides the students with the foundations of Professional Goal Setting, Resume Building, Interview Preparation, and Tips for Beginning the Application Process.  

As the Director of the BSN Clinical Immersion Program, she has fostered collaboration with a partnering institution to provide the students with a 21-week, 756-hour, one-on-one mentor based clinical experience to advance the students education beyond the walls of the classroom. 

Throughout her years at Duquesne University, in addition to the development and implementation of the BSN Clinical Immersion Program, she has educated students as a faculty in the areas of Fundamentals, Adult Health and Illness, Geriatrics, Maternal Newborn Heath, Career Management and Professional Development, and Nursing Leadership.  

Prior to her time at Duquesne University, Mrs. D'Antonio successfully built a “Beyond the Nurse Residency Program” for a community hospital within the tristate area, and has served as a clinical faculty and bedside nurse at several local institutions since graduating with her MSN- Ed. (Chatham University, 2011) and BSN (Gannon University, 2009) respectively. 

Mrs. D'Antonio’s passion is her commitment to providing student nurses with a stimulating and meaningful learning experience across the practice continuum. 


  • MSN-Ed, Chatham University
  • BSN, Gannon University, Villa Maria School of Nursing

Research Interests or Expertise

  • Strategies for success - clinical focus
  • Health Promotion and Illness in Adult and Geriatric populations
  • Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Innovative teaching and learning opportunities

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  • Praise from Patients - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • DAISY Faculty Nominee - The Washington Health System School of Nursing