Nurse Navigator at Riddle Comprehensive Breast Center Earns Honors
Media, PA: 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