Dr. DeMito joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2018, teaching courses in leadership, health assessment, geriatrics, women’s and children’s health, and pathophysiology. From 2011 to 2018, she was an adjunct professor in Olivet’s Family Nurse Practitioner program.
“I am overflowing with gratitude for all that the nursing profession has allowed me to experience,” she says. “Education is where my heart longs to be, and I’m blessed to be a faculty member at Olivet.”
Dr. DeMito’s professional experience in health care began with her work as a scrub tech in labor and delivery while she was a student. After graduation, she became a labor and delivery nurse, and then charge nurse on the evening shift.
Her next assignment was as clinical educator for that labor and delivery department. She enjoyed discovering creative ways to keep the nurses up to date on the newest practice and help them make sure their annual credentialing was complete. As continuing education grew in importance, she developed and implemented appropriate programs for staff and other providers in their perinatal network. She ultimately moved into management, first as interim director and then as director of the department. The concept of process change has always fascinated her, and she helped the unit adapt to a shared governance model.
In 1996, she received the March of Dimes Perinatal Nurse of the Year award. She is a member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses and the American Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.