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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. She 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 several Nursing Advisory Boards, served on the planning committees for the American Association of Colleges of Nurses Conferences, and was a lead member of the Interprofessional Education Coalition helping to coordinate yearly simulations for over 500 students from 10 different colleges and universities. Dr. Shea reviews abstracts for the NLN conference and the International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care. She helped initiate and ran a monthly group: Pushing On: Supporting Moms after Pregnancy Loss, helping to address community needs. Dr. Shea served in several capacities in the Sigma Theta Tau International organization and is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing.
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 focuses on academic practice partnerships, interprofessional education, and college drinking.
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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.