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Rachel Diamondstone , MS, RN

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Nursing is a second career for me; I come to it having gone back to school in 2009 after losing my job teaching theatre at the middle school level. I did my nursing prerequisites at Greenfield Community College and then completed a master’s degree in an accelerated program at the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.…

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Kirsten Dickins PhD, AM, FNP-C

Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing Research

My name is Kirsten Dickins. I am the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing Research at the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Here, I am work with a team of nursing and other interdisciplinary scientists to better understand opportunities for intervention at the intersection of physical, mental, and social determinants of health, specifically, among aging homeless women.…

Angelarosa DiDonato , MSN, RN, CRNA

Yale University

Angelarosa (Angela) DiDonato has performed a myriad of roles in nursing over the last 18 years. She began her career at Abington Memorial Hospital working on a medical-surgical floor then transitioned to the post-anesthesia care unit and emergency trauma center. After completing her BSN at Gwynedd-Mercy University, she began practicing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Surgical Trauma ICU.…

Jessica Dillard-Wright , RN, MA, MSN, CNM

Augusta University

I am a certified nurse-midwife and registered nurse. I will join the PhD Nursing program at Augusta University in Fall 2016, where I hope to begin building a research program exploring reproductive health, sexual behaviors, and risk-taking in adolescent and young adult women in my community. I am passionate about the role of nursing in achieving social justice and closing healthcare disparities and hope to build on the extant body of nursing philosophy.…

Lisa A. DiMaria

University of Rhode Island

Christina DiNapoli

Johns Hopkins

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Ingrid Dixon , RN, IBCLC

University of Oklahoma

Ingrid Dixon is an RN and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who is concurrently enrolled in the Masters of Nursing Education and PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Ingrid earned a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing from Houston Community College in 2009, where she also served as President of the Student Government Association.…

Philip Dlugasch ,ACNP-BC

Florida International University

LT Col Philip Dlugasch, Philip Dlugasch, MSN, ACNP-BC is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. He is employed with the Jackson Health Care System in Miami, Florida where he is an integral member of the Heart/Lung transplant team and Left Ventricular Assist Device Program. In 2011 he was named nurse practitioner of the year. Philip Dlugasch has presented locally and nationally regarding the care of patients with left ventricular assist devices.…

Sara Dominic

University of South Florida

I am currently enrolled at the University of South Florida College of Nursing’s BSN-PhD program. My current program of research is focused in the area of mental health, and physical activity in veterans diagnosed with cancer. I am also interested in research pertaining to suicide prevention in veterans diagnosed with cancer. My clinical practice interests include symptom management in veterans with cancer, as well as suicide prevention in veterans.…

Pamela Domino-Potter , MSN, BSN, BGS, RN-BC, CWCN

Southern University A&M

Pamela Potter has dedicated twenty-two years to the safety of geriatric patients. She has written numerous facility protocols, policies and procedures to meet federal and state regulation for standards of care. She is currently enrolled at Southern University in Baton Rouge Nursing PhD program. She selected Southern University graduate program for the successful research intense program with a focus on vulnerable population.…

Sha’Rhonda Donald , MSN, RN-BC

California State University-Long Beach

As a child, I always knew I wanted to be successful. Being the first generation-born to attend college in my family meant a lot to me and it still does. Becoming acquainted with education was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I am grateful to have been raised to value education and patiently pursue all the goals my heart desired.…

William Donald ,RN, CCRN, ATC, EMT

Western University of Health Sciences

Mr. William Donald earned his primary Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and received a secondary Master’s of Science degree in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, maintains a certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and is also a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.…

Sara Donevant , MSN, RN, CCRN-e

University of South Carolina

Sara Donevant became interested in a nursing career after caring for family members with chronic illnesses. In 2006, she graduated with an ADN at Horry-Georgetown Technical College and received the Academic Excellence Award. Since acquiring her initial degree, she completed a BSN at University of South Carolina Upstate and acquired nursing experience in a hospital-based medical/surgical and critical care unit, geriatric case management, and quality improvement management.…

Alyssa Doring , BSN, RN

University of Michigan-Flint

I am currently a United States Navy Nurse Corps officer and a DNP student at the University of Michigan-Flint on the family nurse practitioner track. I would like to focus my career and research on the unique healthcare issues faced by military members, veterans, and their families. I received my BSN from the University of Florida in 2014 and commissioned into the Navy Nurse Corps the same day.…

Rebecca Doughty

Washington State University

I am a Ph.D. nursing student currently preparing for my preliminary exam. My research interest is transitional care in the setting of a medical respite program for the homeless. I founded and direct the Inland Northwest Transitional Respite Program in Spokane, Washington, and am also an acute care and emergency department nurse. I am a certified Care Transitions Intervention coach, and have modified implemented the CTI for respite guests.…

Evangeline Dowling

Arizona State University

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Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo

Rutgers College of Nursing

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo is an Associate Professor of Nursing at The Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York. She taught in the Learning Community, Emerging Global Health Concerns, in the First Year Program of the Wagner Plan in which she implemented a project supported by a Fox Family Grant for Civic Engagement.…

Katherine Doyon

University of Utah

I am a PhD student at the University of Utah. I earned my BSN from the University of Minnesota but instead of going into nursing I went into teaching. I earned my master’s degree in education from Pace University and was a NYC public school teacher for seven years. I taught science to high school students before I decided to go back to nursing.…

Alexandra Draisey , BSN, RN

South Dakota State University

Alexandra (Alex) A. Draisey is currently enrolled in a BSN to PhD program at South Dakota State University College of Nursing. She is working towards her dissertation that will focus on efforts in the prenatal period to improve breastfeeding exclusivity with the guidance of her Dissertation Chair, Dr. Cynthia Elverson. Ms. Draisey worked as a research assistant at Sanford Research prior to graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University.…

Caitlin Dreisbach , BSN, RN

University of Virginia

Caitlin Dreisbach is a PhD student at the University of Virginia. Prior to her career in nursing, Caitlin completed a dual undergraduate degree in biology and communication with a minor in global health at Cornell University. Upon graduating from Cornell, Caitlin was privileged with a distinction in research after completing an honors thesis on the transition of breastfeeding and the healthcare system in rural Nepal.…

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