General nurse (Hospital School, Italian title), Nurse Teacher and Manager (University of Milan, Italian title), Bachelor in Nursing Studies (Dublin City University, Irish title), Master in Nursing Research (King’s College, London, English title), Nursing Degree (University of Insubria, Italian title), Laurea magistrale in Scienze infermieristiche e ostetriche (University of Florence, Italian title).
Clinical general nurse from 1980 to 1984. Director of nursing schools from 1985 to 1996 (San Donato Milanese and Varese). Nursing Degree Coordinator for the University of Insubria (AO “Ospedale di Circolo e F. Macchi di Varese) from 1996 until today. Professor of Nursing Science from academic year 1986/87 to 2014/15 in four Lombardy Region Universities in pre-registration and post-graduate courses (University of Milan, Pavia, Insubria, Milan-Bicocca) and in the academic year 2007/08 at University of Trieste (Master in Nursing Management).
Planning and teaching in more than 70 continuous education courses for nurses from 1985 until now. Author of nine monographs (from 1991 to 2012) and editor/reviser of English translations (four books). Author of nearly 30 articles in Italian and foreign Journals; four chapters in books with more Authors. Presenter (oral presentations) of nearly 70 papers and posters in national and international Conferences/Congresses since 1987. Project leader of two studies; more than 140 congresses and CPD courses as participant since 1980 till now (in Italy and abroad).
Represented Italy in WENR (Workgroup of European Nurse Researchers) from 2001 to 2011. Since May 2011, national President of Consociazione nazionale delle Associazioni infermiere/i, representing Italy in EFN (European Federation of Nurses Associations), EFNNMA (European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations) and ICN (International Council of Nurses) – also through proxy to colleagues. She has been re-elected on 1st June 2015.