April DeMito

Assistant Director, FNP Program Track and Assistant Professor
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
College of Professional Studies
School of Nursing
D.N.P., 2018, Chamberlain University
F.N.P. Certification, 2009
M.S., 2005, Northern Illinois University
B.S., 2000, St. Xavier University
A.A.S., 1991, Harper College

Dr. DeMito, Assistant Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program Director, began her work at Olivet Nazarene University in 2011 as an adjunct professor in the FNP Program. In 2018 Dr. DeMito joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2017, teaching courses in leadership, health assessment, geriatrics, women’s and children’s health, and pathophysiology. In 2018, Dr. DeMito became the Assistant FNP Program Director and oversees the operations of the 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 member of the Olivet family.”

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.

Dr. DeMito strives to incorporate innovative learning techniques into the online classroom and is dedicated to the success of all of our Olivet Students.