Diana Rodriguez, PhD, MS, CNS, RN

Associate Professor
Phone: ext. 2150

Biography

I have an extensive background in pediatric nursing, spanning more than 30 years; in various capacities, including teaching and conducting nursing research with children. Other areas of expertise include cultural competency in healthcare, healthcare research, healthcare ethics and public policy, and evidenced based practice.

I am a member of the following: founding faculty member of Evidenced Based Practice Institute in San Diego, CA; San Diego County Medical Society Bioethics Commission, San Diego, CA; Latino Coalition for a Healthy California; Southern California District Church of the Nazarene District Advisory Board; Southern California District Church of the Nazarene Missions International Council.

Education

  • PhD, University of California, San Francisco, 2002
  • MS, University of California, San Francisco, 1994
  • BSN, Point Loma Nazarene University, 1980

Credentials/Certifications

  • CNS, Board of Registered Nursing , California
  • PHN, Board of Registered Nursing, California
  • RN, Board of Registered Nursing, California

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs

Expertise

  • Cultural Competency
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Pediatrics
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 503 – Cultural Competency in Health Care
  • GNRS 504 – Bioethics and Health Care Policy
  • GNRS 507 – Scientific Writing
  • GNRS 508A – Research and Theory in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • GNRS 544 – Clinical Specialization Residency
  • GNRS 569 – Quality and Safety for Health Care Practice
  • GNRS 597 – Comprehensive Examination Directed Study

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday - by appointment
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

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