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Candace Berardinelli, PhD, RN, ANP

Associate Professor, Director of College of Nursing Faculty Development

Candace Berardinelli

Candace Berardinelli, PhD, ANP, 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.
Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
PhD University of Colorado School of Nursing Nursing 1997
MS University of Colorado School of Nursing Nursing 1978
BSN University of Pittsburgh Nursing 1972
  1. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz, D. (2003). Annual update: Drugs, diagnostics and devices. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 28(3), 1-6.
  2. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz, D. (2002). Lower the pressure with a new hypertensive. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 27(8), 42-44.
  3. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz, D. (2002). Ease symptoms of pulmonary hypertension with bosentan. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 27(6), 51-3.
  4. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz, D. (2002). Drug and device approval highlights from 2001. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 27(2), 21-3.
  5. Berardinelli, C. (2001). National council of state boards responds to safety issues. Colorado Nurse, 100(4), 24.
  6. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz, D. (2001). Keeping up with recent ophthalmic drug approvals. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 26(4). 61-2, 64, 67.
  7. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz, D. (2001). Drug treatments and topics: The year in review. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 26(2), 18, 21-2, 25-6.
  8. Berardinelli, C. & Sims, R. (2001). A tapestry of visions: Weaving service learning into a health care professions curriculum. In Anthology of Service Learning. San Francisco, CA: Community-Campus Partnerships in Health.
  9. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz (2000). Linezolid: A new class of antibiotic. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 25 (11), 62-4.
  10. Berardinelli, C. & Kupecz, D. (2000) Insulin glargine: A novel basal insulin analog. Nurse Practitioner Journal, 25(9), 68, 74-5, 78.
​Title ​Organization ​Year
Chester Alter endowed Professorship​ ​Regis University ​2011-2012
Donald H. Wulff Diversity Fellowship Award Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education​ ​2011
Recognition of Service Award ​AACN Government Affairs Committee​ ​2010
​Recognition of Service Award ​American Jesuit Colleges and Universities-Nursing Deans ​2010
  • 2011, Project director: Regis University, Development of improved library holdings for teaching learning, $5,000.
  • 2002-11, Project director: Health Resources and Services Administration, education traineeship grant Title VII Advanced Nursing, $65,000-$220,000.
  • 2010, Project director: Colorado Trust, Doctorate of Nursing Practice program development, $82,000.