PATERSON, NJ [April 18, 2013] – Diane McClure, DNP, RN, CCRN, CPNP, Neonatal Advanced Practice Nurse and Caritas Coach, St. Joseph's Healthcare System in Paterson, NJ, (resident of Hasbrouck Heights) is the first graduate of Seton Hall University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
"Diane is a prime example of the quality, hard-working nurses at we have at St. Joseph's. Her dedication and desire for higher learning are praise-worthy and inspiring. We could not be prouder of what she has accomplished," noted Maria Brennan, DNPc, RN, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Joseph's Healthcare System, and Vice President, Patient Care Services, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.
Diane has been involved in nursing for over 30 years and has held positions as staff nurse, educator, nurse manager and clinical nurse specialist. She is a bereavement counselor/coordinator thru Resolve with Sharing, and a regional trainer for the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation program. Diane has presented numerous quality management projects and research abstracts on staffing, infection control and late preterm infants. Diane is a Caritas Coach through the Watson Caring Science Institute and has recently completed the Integrative Healing Arts program at the BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation.
The Seton Hall DNP program addresses the critical skills needed to translate evidence-based care into practice, to improve systems of care, and to measure outcomes of groups of patients, populations, and communities. The program culminates with a scholarly project, which is designed to address a practice issue affecting groups of patients, health care organizations or health care systems. The project is designed to give an opportunity for an in-depth analysis and synthesis of the literature on a topic of interest to the student that contributes to advance practice nursing. Diane focused on the implementation of an evidence-based protocol on infant-driven feeding for her scholarly project in pediatric direct care.