Maritess Bernardo, MSN-Ed, BSN-RN, CNE, PCCN

Clinical Instructor

Maritess Bernardo.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
205 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013



Maritess “Tess” Bernardo, MSN-Ed, BSN-RN, CNE, PCCN, is a clinical instructor at the University at Buffalo School of Nursing. Prior to this role, she was a nursing instructor at Erie Community College, a nursing adjunct online instructor and acting program manager at Bryant & Stratton College, a nursing instructor at Rasmussen College in Fort Myers, Florida and Psychology Department Project support specialist for the Buffalo State Research Foundation. Prior to her career in higher education, Bernardo worked for a decade as a registered nurse in a variety of specialties, including medical/surgical, ICU, telemetry, cardiovascular step-down and dialysis.

Bernardo is currently enrolled in the DNP program at Chamberlain University. She completed the Online Teaching Strategies Certificate Program from Bryant & Stratton College in 2018, earned a master's degree in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix in 2015, and a bachelor’s degree In Nursing from Saint Louis University, Philippines.

Bernardo is also an ambassador for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurse (AACN) and an AACN Beacon award reviewer.