Speaker Profile: Bette Case Di Leonardi

Bette Case Di Leonardi


Job Title: Independent Consultant


Phone: 312-787-7904

Organization/Company Affiliation: Self-employed

State: IL

Area(s) of Specialization/Expertise: Test Development, Outcome-oriented Education; Nursing Certification

NPD certified?: Yes

List of presentations with titles:
Since 1987, more than 500 continuing education presentations at national and international professional meetings. A sample of the most recent presentations include:

  • "Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development" presented as a pre-conference at NNSDO/ANPD Conventions annually since 2003
  • "Build Valid Tests: Principles and Practice” Pre-conference for Professional Nursing Educators Group (PNEG) annual conference October 2009, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • "Statement on Continuing Competence: A Call to Action” American Board of Nursing Specialties Assembly March 2011 San Antonio, TX
  • "Competence Clarified” Co-presented with Denise Stahl and Barbara Schmal American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (AAHPN/HPNA) Assembly March 2012 Denver, CO
  • Cruising the Waters of Outcome-Oriented Education Baylor Healthcare Systems May 2012 Dallas, TX
  • "How to Measure CE Outcomes” ANCC Symposium 2012 July 2012, Boston, MA
  • "Competency: Assessing, Developing, Validating." St ANselm's College Nurse Educator Conference, Cape Cod, May 2013
  • "Continuing Competence in the Recertification Process” ABNS University October 12, 2013, Scottsdale, AZ; (2013).
  • Presentations created for New York Presbyterian Hospital New Graduate Program, presented by AMN Healthcare personnel:
  • Cultural Competence presented by Sherida Winter
  • Communication Skills and Teamwork presented by Sherida Winter
  • Quality and Costs: HCAHPS, Core Measures, and Nurse-Sensitive Indicators presented by Karen Siroky

Presentations with Karen Siroky at ANPD Conventions:

  • 2011 "How to Move Toward Excellence in Testing Clinical Knowledge”
  • 2012 "Test Question Development: Revolutionize Your Evaluation Practices”
  • 2014 "Strengthening Validity in Knowledge Assessment Testing"


Julia Aucoin, DNS, RN-BC, CNE
Nurse Research Scientist
Duke University Health System
Durham, NC

Dora Bradley, PhD, RN-BC
Vice President, Nursing Professional Development
Baylor Health Care System
Dallas, TX

Mary Harper, PhD, RN-BC
Director of Nursing Professional Development
Association for Nursing Professional Development
Chicago, IL

Fee Information: $2,500 - $3,500/day presentations; Consultation $200/hour

AV Requirements: LED Projector w/ audio; Internet access desirable

Website Information: N/A; See contact information above.