Candace Berardinelli, PhD, RN joined the College of Nursing faculty in January 2013. Dr. Berardinelli earned her bachelor of nursing at the University of Pittsburgh and both her master's degree and PhD in nursing at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. As an associate professor with the College of Nursing, she is responsible for developing and implementing a new faculty development program. She also coordinates the revised RN-BS in nursing program. Her responsibilities include teaching in both the Anschutz Medical Campus Interprofessional Education program and the nursing master's program. She is a member of the Colorado Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Alpha Sigma Nu, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education and Sigma Theta Tau.
Berardinelli is the former dean of the Loretto Heights School of Nursing at Regis University. While at Regis, she led the development of the Family Nurse Practitioner program, the RN-BSN on-site program, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She received the honor of serving as the Chester Alter Endowed Professor from 2010-2012. She is a past Vice-President of the Colorado State Board of Nursing and has served on the Board of Directors of Clinica Tepeyac and Craig Hospital. Her research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and on student learning in nursing education.