Dr. Catherine Todero was appointed Dean and Professor of Nursing Creighton University, College of Nursing June 1, 2015.
She received her BSN from Creighton University in 1972, her MSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing in 1974 and her PhD from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1986.
Dr. Todero’s previous positions included serving as Associate Dean and Site Director of the Azusa Pacific University-School of Nursing at the San Diego Regional Center from 2011-2015 and Director of the San Diego State University School of Nursing from 2006-2011. Prior to that she was the Associate Dean at UNMC CON 1989-2006 and served as the Interim Dean in 1993. She was also the Founder and Director of the UNMC- Cosmopolitan Mobile Nursing Center while at UNMC.
She has been actively involved in several professional organizations and has held numerous offices through the years in such organizations as: Sigma Theta Tau International (International and Local levels), ANA, NNA, ANA/C, and Association of California Nurse Leaders, most recently serving as President of the San Diego Chapter. She serves as a site reviewer for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. She also serves as a manuscript reviewer for Research in Nursing and Health and Heart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care. She has provided nursing curriculum consultations for schools in China and Saudi Arabia
Some of her recent honors include being chosen as an AACN Wharton Executive Fellow (2015) and as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) (2011). She has served as a member of the AAN Expert Panel on Bioethics (2014) and is a member of the AAN expert panel on nurse fatigue (2016).
Dr. Todero’s research interests include circadian rhythms, shiftwork, and chronic disease/symptom management; including the use of telehealth as a disease management tool. She was part of the research team that beta-tested the Health Buddy device now used widely for chronic disease management in many organizations. She has obtained over $12.2 million dollars in federal, state and local support for her research, educational programs and related service projects.