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Al Rundio


Clinical Professor of Nursing Emeritus

Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department
Undergraduate Nursing
Advanced Practice Nursing

Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, has held various faculty positions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has taught across the curriculum in BSN programs and graduate nursing programs. Rundio practices part-time as a nurse practitioner in a chemical-dependency treatment center in southern New Jersey.

An experienced clinician, administrator and educator, Rundio is the former vice president of nursing at Shore Memorial Hospital (now Shore Medical Center), Somers Point, New Jersey.

Rundio served the College as chair of the DNP program from 2011 to 2012, associate dean for graduate and online nursing programs from 2012 to 2016 and associate dean for nursing and chief academic nursing officer from 2016 to 2019. As chair of the DNP program he created an affiliation with McMaster University in Ontario, Canada for a global learning experience for DNP students. In his role as associate dean he led the school to a perfect CCNE ten-year accreditation site visit with no recommendations in 2018.

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. He received the DON award from the Institute Foundation of Nursing on October 24, 2012 for positively impacting nursing in New Jersey.

He has conducted certification review courses preparing nurses for certification in medical-surgical nursing, addictions nursing, advanced practice nursing and nursing administration.

He is a past president of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA).

He was appointed as a hospital trustee on the Inspira Health System board in 2015.

He serves as board secretary to the Peer Nurse Assistance Program (PNAP), which reports to the PA Board of Nursing.

Rundio holds board certifications as an acute care NP, primary care NP, CARN-AP and nursing executive advanced. He holds licensure as an RN, CRNP in Pennsylvania and an RN, APN in New Jersey.

He also holds licensure as an LCADC and as a licensed nursing home administrator in New Jersey.

Academic Distinctions

Nurse Educator of the Year Award 2018 International Nurses Society on Addictions

Faculty Fellowships

Fellow National Academies of Practice

Fellow International Academy of Addictions Nursing

Fellow American Academy of Nursing

Fellow 2017 AACN Wharton

Professional Society

American Nurses Association
American Academy of Nursing
National Academies of Practice
International Nurses Society on Addictions
American Society of Addiction Medicine

Selected Publications

Rundio, A. (2019). Nurse Management & Executive Practice. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

Rundio, A. & Lorman, W. (Eds). 2017). Adult-Gero & Family Nurse Practitioner Review Manual. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott.

Rundio, A., Wilson, V, Meloy, F. (2016). Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual (3rd Edition). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Rundio, A. (2016). The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance (2nd Edition). Indianapolis, IND: Sigma Theta Tau Publications.

Rundio, A. & Wilson, V. (Eds.) (2015). The Doctor of Nursing Practice – The Nurse Executive Role. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott.

Grant participation:

2014 - 2021
Principal Investigator/Project Director (International Nurses Society on Addictions [IntNSA]).
Providers Clinical Support System – Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) Federal Program Grant. Collaborative grant between IntNSA and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
Project Title: Cooperative Agreement for a Provider’s Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependent Patients.
The purpose of this grant is to educate nurses and other professionals on opioid dependency and treatment.
Funding Amount: $195,000.00

Project Director. Tenet Health System, Nurses Transforming Nursing Educational Grant.
Drexel University, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pa.
Funding Amount: $300,000.00 provided by the Corporate CNO of Tenet Health System.

1999 – 2002
Project Director. FNP Education Grant, Rutgers University, College of Nursing, Newark, NJ
HRSA Grant to educate FNPs and minorities to work with underserved and minority populations after graduation.
Funding Amount: $800,000.00

Data Collector; Researcher; Independently conducted interviews of 2 focus groups of nurses and performed the thematic analysis of data on HIV Grant that examined barriers to inmates receiving their antiretroviral in a county correctional facility.
Funding Amount: $10.000.00 awarded to Sally K. Miller, PhD, RN. APRN-BC (Project Director) from Glaxo-Welcome Pharmaceuticals.

1990 – 1991
Project Director. Nursing Incentive Reimbursement Award (NIRA) Grant funded by the NJ State Department of Health to implement a nursing informatics system in an acute care community hospital.
Funding Amount: $175,000.00


2017: Educator of the Year Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions. 2015: Clinical Care Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions. 2001: Penn Macy Fellow, University of Pennsylvania. 1998: Leadership Award Sigma Theta Tau: Kappa Delta Chapter LaSalle University.

Editorial review board membership:

Co-Editor-In-Chief – Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice

Associate Editor – Journal of Addictions Nursing

Editorial Board Member – Journal of Holistic Nursing Practice

Research Interests

Transference of Dependencies from Bariatric Surgical Procedures

Relapse Prevention in Chemically Addicted Clients

The Opioid Epidemic


Nursing and Health Care Administration, Adult Acute and Primary Care, Addictions Nursing, Infection Control/Infectious Diseases

DNP (2008)
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA
College of Continuing Education & Professional Studies
Capstone Project: “Evidence-Based Detoxification Protocols for Chemically Dependent Patients”

PhD (1990)
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Specialty: Health Professions Education: Infection Control Dissertation: "Nurses' Understanding of Microbiological Concepts
and Computerized Surveillance Data: Enhancing Professional Practice”
- Received Distinction on Dissertation Defense

PostMSN Certificate (1996)
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Specialty: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

PostMSN Certificate (1994)
Thomas Jefferson University
College of Graduate Studies & Allied Health - Department of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Specialty: Clinical Nurse Specialist - HIV/AIDS Subspecialty

MSN (1991)
La Salle University
School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Specialty: Nursing Administration

MSEd (1988)
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
Philadelphia, PA
Specialty: Infection Control Education

MA (1985)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Peter Sammartino Graduate School of Education
Teaneck, NJ
Specialty: Human Behavior & Development

BS (1980) – Nursing & Health Care Administration
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Division of Professional Studies
Pomona, NJ

AAS (1973) - Nursing
Atlantic Cape Community College
Mays Landing, NJ