Ohio State Chief Innovation Officer Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN, to Give Keynote Address
Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN, will be the keynote speaker at Frontier Nursing University’s (FNU) 2022 commencement ceremony, which will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 commencements were held virtually. As a result, FNU nurse-midwife and nurse practitioner students who graduated between September 28, 2019, and September 23, 2021, have also been invited to attend this year’s ceremony. FNU awarded 841 degrees in 2020, 1,001 in 2021, and expects to award more than 1,000 in 2022 for master’s, doctoral, and post-graduate certificate graduates.
“Commencement 2022 will, of course, celebrate our most recent graduates, but we also want to honor those who graduated in the past few years and did not have this opportunity,” FNU President Dr. Susan Stone, CNM, DNSc, FAAN, FACNM, said. “It is so special for our graduates to celebrate their accomplishments and share the joyous moment with their family and friends who played such an important role in their journeys. We are so proud of all of our graduates and are thrilled to be able to celebrate their significant achievements with them.”
Dr. Raderstorf, a nurse, teacher, and entrepreneur who serves as the Chief Innovation Officer at the Ohio State University College of Nursing, co-authored the book Evidence-based Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare, with Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ph.D., APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN. As the first nurse to hold the Chief Innovation Officer title in academia, he takes pride in educating others on the nurse’s role as an innovator. Dr. Raderstorf is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in the Masters of Healthcare Innovation program at Ohio State and is the founder of the Innovation Studio, which fosters interprofessional collaboration in creating healthcare solutions. His most recent awards include Early Career Innovator of the Year and Distinguished Recent Alumni at the Ohio State University, the Innovation Studio was named Non-Profit of the year by Columbus Business First in 2019, and he was most recently inducted into the 2020 Class of 40 under 40 by Columbus Business First.
“We are excited and proud to welcome Dr. Tim Raderstorf as our keynote speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony,” Dr. Stone said. “An accomplished educator, nurse, and entrepreneur, Dr. Raderstorf embodies the innovative and evidenced-based thinking that we emphasize at Frontier Nursing University. His message will be entertaining and impactful to all our commencement attendees.”
FNU’s commencement ceremony honors the nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who have completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, Master in Science of Nursing degree, or Post-Graduate Certificate.