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Al Rundio


Associate Dean, Division of Nursing, Clinical Professor

Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Division of Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department

215.762.8424 P
215.762.1259 F
Three Parkway, 10th Floor

Dr. Rundio has held various faculty positions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has taught across the curriculum in BSN Programs and Graduate Nursing Programs.

An experienced clinician, administrator, and educator, Dr. Rundio is the former Vice President of Nursing at Shore Memorial Hospital (now Shore Medical Center), Somers Point, New Jersey.

Dr. Rundio is the only nurse to serve on the editorial board of the most recent edition of the Merck Manual and the Merck Manual – 2nd & 3rd Home Editions. He was the first nurse to author a chapter on health promotion in collaboration with a physician colleague.

Dr. Rundio is the co-author of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual published by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in March, 2010. He currently is authoring a book titled: The Doctor of Nursing Practice: The Nurse Executive Role for Jones and Bartlett Publishers. He is also authoring another book titled: Basic Budgeting Concepts for New Nurse Managers for Sigma Theta Tau Publications. Both of these books are due out in press in 2012.


He specializes in the Graduate Leadership & Management Track.

Research Interests:

Dr. Rundio’s research interests are in relapse prevention for clients who reach recovery from substance abuse disorders. He also has an interest in translational research that improves clinical care to patients. He is passionate about preparing nurses to successfully achieve specialty board certification. He is also committed to assisting hospitals in the translation of evidence into practice for improved quality patient care

Academic Distinctions:

Dr. Rundio was awarded the Governor’s Nursing Merit Award for Advanced Practice Nursing in New Jersey in 1999 by Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey.

Professional Society:

An avid and active regional faculty member of the American Heart Association, Dr. Rundio is the current Vice Chair of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee for the American Heart Association, New Jersey Region. He currently is a BLS, ACLS and PALS Regional Faculty Member and the immediate past National ACLS Faculty Representative for the American Heart Association, New Jersey Region. Dr. Rundio
was inducted as the President-Elect of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) in October, 2010. He will assume the Presidency of this organization in September, 2012. He has been an editorial board member and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Addictions Nursing (JAN). He authors a column in this journal titled: “Pharmacology Corner.” In September of 2012 he also assumed authorship of a second column in this journal titled: “Health Policy Watch.” Dr. Rundio is also the co-editor of the IntNSA News Wave, the society news letter for its membership.