Nurse Navigator at Riddle Comprehensive Breast Center Earns Honors

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Riddle Hospital employee, Annette Pierdomenico, RNC-OB, MSN, CBCN passed the Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) Examination administered in December 2012, testing her knowledge to practice competently within the specialty of breast care, including cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment, as well as survivorship and end of life care. CBCN is recognized as the only nationally accredited breast care certification that is available exclusively to registered nurses, validating the specialized knowledge necessary for breast care nursing practices along the continuum of care. While studying for her certification, Pierdomenico compiled 1,000 hours in the field with patients, 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty, and continued her full time job as Riddle Comprehensive Breast Center’s  full time navigator for breast cancer patients. The test was 165 questions that took just under 3 hours to complete, and Annette had her results within 15 minutes – she passed!

“My success with the testing is credited to the opportunities I have to learn from my patients’ journeys, the great education at Neumann for my Masters in Nursing Education and collaborative work with Riddle Hospital and Main Line Health colleagues each month. My years at Riddle starting in the Step Down Unit, moving to Obstetrics, then Pain Management, the Medical Procedure Unit, then as an Obstetrics Perinatal Educator and now Navigator, have all been wonderful learning opportunities for me to provide quality care to patients and their families,” said Pierdomenico.

Pierdomenico is a member of the Clinical Adjunct Faculty at Widener University, Vice President of the Alumni Board of Neumann University, Co-Pres. of the employee auxiliary at Riddle, coaches CYO Volleyball at St. Joe’s in Aston and parent to Alyssa, Katie and Nicole.

About the Comprehensive Breast Center: Bringing together medical expertise, clinical resources and advanced technology, the team supports patients through their screenings, diagnosis and treatments of breast diseases. The center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers. A new offer to busy women is “Walk In Wednesdays”- just bring the prescription for your screening mammogram, no appointment. To schedule a mammogram or DEXA Scan, call 484.580.1800



Martha Grieco
Communications Coordinator
Riddle Hospital

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