Donna Cardillo MA, RN, CSP

Donna Cardillo, RN, [pronounced Car-dill-oh] known as the Inspiration Nurse, travels the world helping nurses and healthcare professionals to be happy in their careers and to reach their full potential. She is fiercely passionate about nursing and life in general. Some know Donna as “Dear Donna” at, where she doles out daily online career advice to nurses. She is also an expert blogger at – the first nurse to blog there! Donna is author of 3 books and is working on her fourth.
She has received numerous business and healthcare awards and recognitions but is most proud of being named a Diva in Nursing by the Institute for Nursing in NJ for outstanding achievements and excellence in practice. Donna has been referred to as the Ann Landers and the Dr. Phil of the nursing profession. Regardless of who she’s compared to, there’s no denying that she has her own unique style, indomitable spirit, and uproarious sense of humor. Please welcome Donna Cardillo!


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