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Prof Marco Tomietto


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Marco's expertise mainly focuses on clinical learning environments, mentorship, organizational transition of newcomer nurses and work and organizational psychology dynamics related to nursing science, nursing environments and human resources management in the healthcare settings. 

His research vision embeds a multi-disciplinary perspective. After his studies in nursing science, he completed his PhD in work and organizational psychology, so to embed in nursing research the theoretical and methodological approaches of a different discipline and to further enhance the understanding of nursing phenomena.

Along his research journey he developed a broad methodological expertise in scales validation, CFA, Structural Equation Modelling, biostatistics and epidemiology in order to further disclose the healthcare settings' and nursing's complexity.

His work contributed in testing and disclosing new empirical models to support educational and organizational decision-making in nursing education and management.

His recent reasearch provided new insights in the motivational dynamics to support nurses' work-ability in different stages of their career, in designing mentoring strategies in nursing education, in supporting the adoption of VR technology in nursing care and in detecting the generational patterns of vaccination hesitancy in healthcare workers and students.

Marco Tomietto

Key Publications

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  • Effectiveness of virtual reality in the management of paediatric anxiety during the peri‑operative period: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Simonetti, V., Tomietto, M., Comparcini, D., Vankova, N., Marcelli, S., Cicolini, G. 1 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Nursing Studies
  • Mentors' competence in mentoring nursing students in clinical practice: Detecting profiles to enhance mentoring practices, Mikkonen, K., Tomietto, M., Tuomikoski, A., Kaučič, B., Riklikiene, O., Vizcaya‐Moreno, F., Pérez‐Cañaveras, R., Filej, B., Baltinaite, G., Cicolini, G., Kääriäinen, M. 1 Jan 2022, In: Nursing Open
  • Effectiveness of a family nurse‐led programme on accuracy of blood pressure self‐measurement: A randomised controlled trial, Simonetti, V., Comparcini, D., Tomietto, M., Pavone, D., Flacco, M., Cicolini, G. 1 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Mentoring of nursing students—A comparative study of Japan and five European countries, Mikkonen, K., Utsumi, M., Tuomikoski, A., Tomietto, M., Kaučič, B., Riklikiene, O., Vizcaya-Moreno, F., Nakaoka, A., Yamakawa, M., Inoue, M., Yayama, S., Pérez-Cañaveras, R., Filej, B., Kääriäinen, M. 25 Nov 2021, In: Japan Journal of Nursing Science
  • Morality traits for an ideal nurse manager: A multicentre cross‐sectional study, Comparcini, D., Simonetti, V., Tomietto, M., Rea, T., Primavera, M., Marcelli, S., Serra, N., Cicolini, G. 1 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Nursing Management
  • The ward manager role in the context of nursing and midwifery students' clinical learning: Testing a model, Tomietto, M., Oikarinen, A., Tuomikoski, A., Kärsämänoja, T., Oikarainen, A., Juntunen, J., Kuivila, H., Kääriäinen, M., Mikkonen, K. 14 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Nursing Management
  • Trust in Nurses Scale: validation of the core elements, Comparcini, D., Simonetti, V., Tomietto, M., Radwin, L., Cicolini, G. 1 Jun 2021, In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
  • Clustering clinical learning environment and mentoring perceptions of nursing and midwifery students: A cross‐sectional study, Saukkoriipi, M., Tuomikoski, A., Sivonen, P., Kärsämänoja, T., Laitinen, A., Tähtinen, T., Kääriäinen, M., Kuivila, H., Juntunen, J., Tomietto, M., Mikkonen, K. 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Developing mentorship in clinical practice: Psychometrics properties of the Mentors' Competence Instrument, Comparcini, D., Cicolini, G., Simonetti, V., Mikkonen, K., Kääriäinen, M., Tomietto, M. 1 Feb 2020, In: Nurse Education in Practice
  • Development and testing of an evidence-based model of mentoring nursing students in clinical practice, Mikkonen, K., Tomietto, M., Cicolini, G., Kaucic, B., Filej, B., Riklikiene, O., Juskauskiene, E., Vizcaya-Moreno, F., Pérez-Cañaveras, R., De Raeve, P., Kääriäinen, M. 1 Feb 2020, In: Nurse Education Today

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Other: Assistant Editor - Nurse Education Today 2022
  • Invited talk: Work engagement and work ability: motivational perspectives in healthcare organizations 2021
  • Oral presentation: Development of an Evidence-Based Nurse Mentors’ Competence Model 2021
  • Oral presentation: Enhancing Learning Environments Of Nurses: Organizational Research Advancements – ELEONORA PROJECT 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: BMC Medical Education (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Journal) 2020
  • Visiting an external academic institution: University of Oulu 2019
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Clinical Learning Environments and Supervision International Symposium 2018
  • Oral presentation: Contrast to restraints”: a project to contrast mechanical, pharmacological and environmental restraints in elderly care 2017

PGR Supervision

Emma Clark Newly Qualified Midwives: Emotional wellbeing and retention Start Date: 19/11/2021


  • Psychology PhD May 16 2014
  • Nursing Science MSc March 17 2008
  • Nursing BSc (Hons) April 10 2001

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