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Barbara M. Raudonis began her professional nursing career in 1978 as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Her passion for gerontological nursing and care of the dying grew from “seeds planted” during that time of service.
Dr. Raudonis graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (B.A. biology), University of Maryland at Baltimore (M.S. pathology), Catholic University of America (BSN), University of Colorado Health Sciences (M.S. nursing) and University of Texas at Austin (PhD nursing). Her post-doctoral fellowship was an Institutional National Research Service Award: Research Training in Nursing Care of Older Persons, Oregon Health Sciences University. She completed the Summer Genetics Institute on the NIH Campus in 2006. As a core faculty member of the College of Nursing’s Genomic Translational Research Laboratory she integrated genomics into her program of research and co-teaches genetics/genomics related elective courses in the college. Dr. Raudonis was selected as a member of the first cohort of the Palliative Nursing Leadership Institute in 2012.
Dr. Raudonis joined the faculty of the College of Nursing in 1997. She taught gerontological nursing courses in both the BSN and RN-BSN programs. Her primary teaching responsibilities are now in the MSN and PhD programs. Dr. Raudonis holds the Myrna R. Pickard Professorship. She also holds fellowship status in the National Gerontological Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Dr. Raudonis was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012.