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Adrianne Avillion, Nursing CEU writer

Adrianne E. Avillion DEd, MSN, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion


Adrianne E. Avillion earned her MS in nursing and a doctorate in adult education from Penn State University. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of nursing professional development and continuing education for nurses. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter on the specialty of nursing professional development. Her clinical background includes neurology, mental health, medical-surgical, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Adrianne is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for healthcare professionals and consulting services in evidence-based practice and quality improvement.


  • Doctor of Adult Education, Penn State University
  • Master of Science, Nursing, Penn State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
  • Diploma in Nursing, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA


Adrianne has published extensively in professional journals, texts, and on websites specializing in continuing education for nurses, including serving as editor of the first and second editions of The Core Curriculum for Staff Development and author of The Survival of Staff Development, published by HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA.


  • Board member, The National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO) (now known as Association for Nursing Professional Development)
  • Member, American Nurses Association.
  • Member, American Association of Psychiatric Nurses

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