Catherine M. Todero, PhD, RN, FAAN, was appointed dean and professor of nursing, Creighton University College of Nursing, on 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.
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 (2011–2015) and director of the San Diego State University School of Nursing (2006–2011). Prior to that she was the associate dean at UNMC College of Nursing (1989–2006) and served as the interim dean in 1993. She was also the founder and director of the UNMC-Cosmopolitan Mobile Nursing Center.
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. She has provided nursing curriculum consultations for schools in China and Saudi Arabia. Todero has received many honors including being chosen as an AACN Wharton Executive Fellow (2015) and as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (2011).