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Rita Trofino DNP, MNEd, RN

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    Position: Associate Dean School of Health Sciences & Education; Nursing Department Chair and Professor

    Department: Nursing

    Office: Sullivan Hall 208C

    Email Dr. Rita Trofino

    814-472-3027

    About Dr. Rita Trofino

    Education

    • DNP, Carlow University
    • MNEd, University of Pittsburgh
    • BSN, University of Pittsburgh

    Professional Certifications:  RN; AHA CPR Instructor; First Aid Instructor

    Biography

    Dr. Trofino has been a faculty member for over 15 years.  She was an original faculty member when the program started. Dr. Trofino has administrative responsibilities as the Associate Dean, School of Health Science & Education and as the Nursing Department Chair. She was instrumental in starting all seven of the nursing programs: BSN; RN-BSN; RN-BSN-MSN; Second Degree/Accelerated BSN; MSN L/E; MSN FNP; Post Master FNP. She is responsible for overseeing the administration of the seven nursing programs, as well as teaching BSN courses that focus on cultural competencies, nursing assessment, and senior practicum. 

    Dr. Trofino’s background in burn nursing, pediatric nursing, and nursing administration provided a solid foundation for teaching these courses.  Her research interests include burn nursing, disaster nursing, interprofessional education, and professional standards.