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Dianna Douglas, DNS APRN-CNS
Professor of Nursing
Phone: 504-568-6644
Office: 4A4
Office Hours: Monday 8:30am - 11:30am

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Dianna Douglas is a Professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center.

Dr. Douglas is certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Clinical Nurse Specialist by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. She has served as an officer in the American Psychiatric Nursing Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and is past President of the Mississippi and Louisiana Chapters of the Psychiatric Nursing Association.

Dr. Douglas currently serves as the course coordinator for the mental health nursing courses (N3356/66) and Interdisciplinary Care of the Dying Client and Their Family in the undergraduate program (BSN). She also serves as course coordinator in the Masters of Nursing Education (MN) course: Evaluation in Nursing Education. She is course coordinator in Doctorate in Nursing Science (DNS) course: Development of Nursing Knowledge. She developed and taught the course Philosophical and Theoretical Foundation of Nursing in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program (DNP).

Dr. Douglas has experience in medical surgical nursing and psychiatric nursing. She has been teaching since 1985. She taught nursing for three years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Douglas has been named one of the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana and was honored with a DAISY Faculty Award by LSUHSC School of Nursing.  Her research interests include: death, dying, bereavement, and grief resolution; gerontology and geropsychiatric nursing; psychiatric nursing and therapeutic communication; and empathy.