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Ph.D. and B.S.N., Boston College; M.S.N., University of California at Los Angeles
Dr. Diane Shea is an Associate Dean and Professor of Nursing at Emmanuel College with responsibility in both the undergraduate and graduate Nursing Programs. Diane received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Doctorate (PhD) from Boston College, a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration from UCLA, and a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University.
Dr. Shea is on three Nursing Advisory Boards, a member of the Massachusetts Action Coalition Academic Progression Committee, past President of the Xi Beta chapter and present Vice President of Pi Epsilon of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing. She help initiate and ran a monthly group: Pushing On: Supporting Moms after Pregnancy Loss, helping to address community needs. Has been and is a member of several planning committees for the American Psychiatric Nursing Association and American Association of Colleges of Nurses.
Dr. Shea has provided leadership on various projects that have focused on improving the education of nursing students as well as improving the health of college students on campus. Dr. Shea received a $120,000 instructional fee grant to equip the simulation laboratory. She received a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation to support a simulation faculty position and laboratory. She was a member of an innovative group The Interprofessional Education Coalition which conducted yearly simulations with over 500 students from area schools. Dr. Shea has facilitated the development of the Dedicated Education Unit, a collaborative partnership with faculty, expert nurses in clinical practice settings, and students.
In addition Dr. Shea produced a sociodrama that addressed college drinking using a harm reduction approach. The sociodrama was presented to a live audience. She also developed an interactive DVD entitled, "Engaging Students to Learn and Self Reflect About Alcohol Use." It consisted of five vignettes, facilitator questions, and a "Did You Know?" section.
Dr. Shea's research also focuses on academic practice partnerships and incorporating student actors - in vignettes - to facilitate student learning.
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Dr. Shea teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.
Dr. Shea research focus includes college drinking using a harm reduction approach. She produced a sociodrama that addressed college drinking using a harm reduction approach. The sociodrama was presented to a live audience. An interactive DVD entitled, "Engaging Students to Learn and Self Reflect About Alcohol Use." was produced. Dr. Shea's research also focuses on academic-practice partnerships, interprofessional education, and practice, and innovative teaching to facilitate student learning, incorporating student actors, in vignettes.