Transforming barriers into frontiers

Marco Tomietto


Post-Doctoral Researcher
Nursing Science and Health Management

30 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 341 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 114 citations. The author has a h-index of 8.00. (Scopus)


In my research and professional career, I developed communication, organizational, problem-solving and decision-making attitudes. My work experience embrace academic research, projects management and clinical placements´ organization in nursing education. I define myself as a curious person, ready to learn new topics in different fields, or to merge existing competences into new insights. My competences are in the crossroad of nursing science, organizational research and nursing education. Methodologically, my competences cover the area of human sciences, biostatistics and psychometrics. I deeply believe that healthcare environments, organizations and educational systems are complex and we need to explore them in a multidisciplinary way, in terms of contents and methods. Reality is complex, research needs to approach complexity and turn it into effective insights.

Research interests

  • Clinical learning environments
  • Mentorship in nursing education and health care organizations
  • Organizational socialization of newcomer nurses
  • Work engagement
  • Human resource management
  • Empirical testing of theoretical models

Selected Publications

Tomietto M, Paro E, Sartori R, Maricchio R, De Lucia P, Clarizia L, Finos R. Work engagement and perceived work ability: an evidence-based model to enhance nurses' well-being. J Adv Nurs 2019, early view online.

Tomietto M, Comparcini D, Simonetti V, Pelusi G, Troiani S, Saarikoski M, Cicolini G. Work engaged Nursing teams for a better clinical leaning environment: a Ward level analysis. J Nurs Manag 2016; 24 (4): 475-482. 

Tomietto M, Rappagliosi CM, Sartori R, Battistelli A. Newcomer nurses' Organizational Socialization and Turnover During the First 2 Years of Employment. J Nurs Manag 2015; 23 (7): 851-858. 

Selected projects

QualMent European Project - Quality Mentorship for Developing Competent Nursing StudentsQuality Mentorship for Developing Competent Nursing Students

Conducting and reporting systems review, cross-sectional study from five EU countries, building models to improve mentoring in clinical learning.

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Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the Nursing Board - Committee Coordinator for Education and Research

Research groups

  • Post-doctoral Researcher, QualMent

Thesis supervisions

  • Co-supervisor - PhD candidate Ashlee Oikarainen

    Effects of an educational intervention on mentors’ competence in mentoring culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students during clinical practice