Education: Dr. Amy Berardinelli received her initial nursing degree in 2004 from Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY. In 2013, Amy obtained her MSN from Walden University in Leadership and Administration and in 2016, her DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Prior to nursing, Amy worked as a veterinary anesthetist at Cornell University where she completed her BS..
Professional Experience: The majority of Amy’s nursing career has been in the perianesthesia specialty with over 10 years in a perianesthesia leadership position. She worked as a RN in NY, USVI, and is currently in Cleveland, Ohio. Highlights of Amy’s career include 12 years at the Cleveland Clinic, the team lead for the New Knowledge and Innovations section for Magnet® submission, numerous nurse-led research studies, as well as the GCPANA President. Currently, Amy is the nurse manager of the adult perioperative services departments at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, a 1032-bed, level I trauma, tertiary medical center and an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. At the national level, Amy serves as the ASPAN EBP SWT Coordinator, an author for the ASPAN Perianesthesia Ambulatory Nurse textbook, as well as a member of the standards and guidelines SWT, CPC, research committee, and research redesign task force.
Professional Achievement/Certification: Amy is a board-certified nurse executive (NE-BC) and certified post-anesthesia nurse (CPAN). In 2018, she was awarded the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Promotion of Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research annual nursing award for her ongoing dedication to nursing research and innovation. Dr. Berardinelli has published in JONA, JoPAN, and the Outpatient Surgery Magazine. Amy’s research interests include shared governance, capnography, opioid disposal, patient and family perceptions of communication, as well as the post-operative follow-up phone call. Amy has been an ASPAN National Conference podium and poster presenter since 2014.
Professional Memberships: Amy is the President of GCPANA (Greater Cleveland PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association), the President of OPANA (Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association), and the ASPAN EBP SWT Coordinator, a member of the ASPAN Clinical Practice Committee, as well as the Standards and Guidelines SWT, Research Committee, and Research Redesign Task Force. Amy is also a peer-reviewer for JoPAN research article submissions and the ASPAN CBO. In 2018, she was an elected member of the ASPAN nominating committee and received the ASPAN NIWI (Nurse in Washington Internship) scholarship. Amy lectures on Quality Improvement, Leadership, EBP, and Research at the local, state and national levels.