Diane Vines, Director of the Mount’s Traditional Bachelor of Science Nursing Program, is one of the United States’ top healthcare education professionals. She has served on faculty at both the University of Portland and Boston University, and in government in multiple capacities, including as director and co-founder of the National Adult Literacy Initiative with First Lady Barbara Bush.
Before coming to the Mount, Diane was dean of CSU Dominguez Hills’ School of Health; she founded the Oregon Governor’s Healthcare Workforce Initiative; served as vice chancellor and board secretary for the Oregon University System; was a White House Fellow; and was special assistant to the U. S. Secretary of Education.
Diane is a dedicated researcher with a long track record of meaningful inquiries into subjects ranging from the effectiveness of poverty simulations in changing nursing students’ attitudes towards poverty and the poor, to the effectiveness of treatments for post-trauma survivors, and to the childrearing practices of prostituted and trafficked women.
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My teaching philosophy is a student learning philosophy. My strategies all emphasize collaborative learning and decision-making, and creating the ambience in the classroom to bring out the best performance possible in every student. I utilize multimedia and technology-assisted tools to set the tone for active learning, and I use humor, especially self-deprecatory humor, to empower the students to grow in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
2012 - Appointed to board of The Acme Network: Art, Communication, & Media in Education.
2012 - Honored by the Board of Multnomah County Education Service District for founding the first school nurse dedicated education unit in the country
2008 - Selected as one of 100 distinguished alumni in 100 years of the Vanderbilt University nursing program
2005 - Appointed to Blue Ribbon Committee, Clackamas County Healthcare Strategy, by County Commissioners
2005 - Appointed to Oregon’s Psychiatric Nurse Workforce Development Team by the head of the Oregon Department of Human Services
2004 - Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum of Oregon
2004 - President's Award of Distinction, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Association. Honorary Alumni Award (one of five awardees each two years)
1982 - White House Fellow (selected as one of 14 from 1200 applicants and the first civilian nurse selected in the 20 years of the program)
In progress - Principal Investigator, Evaluation of Poverty Attitudes of Sophomore Nursing Students following a Poverty Simulation, University of Portland
In progress - Principal Investigator, Research with Global Health Promise on the childrearing practices of women who are prostituted or are in human trafficking
In progress - Principal Investigator, Rapid Resolution Therapy with Post-trauma Survivors, a national study involving pre- and post-testing of clients of over forty master practitioners
2011 - Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of Rapid Resolution Therapy for Post-trauma Survivors,” University of Portland Butine Faculty Development Award
2011 - Diane Vines, Principal Investigator, Rapid Resolution Therapy for Post Trauma Survivors, grant from the Institute for the Survivors of Sexual Abuse for study in Florida
2006 - Diane Vines and Susan Decker, “Evaluation and Replication of a Mental Health Dedicated Education Unit,” University of Portland Butine Faculty Development Award
2006 - Principal Investigator, SON Dean’s Grant for conducting oral histories of former University of Portland School of Nursing Deans
2004 - Project Director, Oregon Statewide Simulation Network; helped raise $1.02 million to establish and operate this organization
Vines, D. (1986). Re-grieving in Parents of Disabled Adolescents. Boston University.
Richie, S. & Vines, D. (2010). Angel Walk: Nurses at War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Portland: Arnica Publishing.
Vines, D. (2005). What Would Marilyn Say? (women’s health book). Portland: Arnica Publishing.
Vines, D. (In progress) Women at war. To be submitted to Sage Publications.
Vines, D. (In progress). Risk and Resiliency in posttraumatic stress disorder, To be submitted to Traumatology.
Vines, D. & Napolitano, M. (In progress). Assessing posttraumatic stress in the primary care setting. To be submitted to JPN.
Vines, D. (2001). Change is the main ingredient in the recipe for wellness. The Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 11(4).
Vines, D. (2001). Ingredients in the recipe for wellness. The Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Vines, D. (1999). On the streets with chronic, persistent mental illness. The Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Presenter, accepted, (2013, June), Childrearing practices of trafficked or prostituted women, 2013 Association of Community Health Nurse Educators and Association of Public Health Nurses Joint Meeting, Raleigh, NC.
Presenter, accepted (2013, April), Student coping with traumatic stress experiences, Building Health Academic Communities National Summit, Columbus, Ohio.
Workshop presenter, (2013, January), Civilian and military PTSD in the Mount student, Mount St. Mary’s College Convocation, Los Angeles, California.
Presenter, (2012, October), PTSD: Trauma effects and treatment, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon annual education conference, Portland, Oregon
Poster presentation, (2012, June), Childrearing in prostituted and trafficked women, Western Institute of Nursing annual research conference, Portland, Oregon
Presenter, (2012, June), A school nurse dedicated education unit, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators annual meeting, Portland, Oregon
Poster presentation with students, (2012, June), Poverty simulation, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators annual meeting, Portland, Oregon
Presenter, (2011, October), Preventing family violence and exploitation of prostituted/trafficked women and their children, American Public Health Association annual international conference, Washington, D.C.
Poster presentation, (2011, November), Evaluation of Rapid Resolution Therapy for post-trauma survivors, 24th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, Las Vegas, NV.
Presenter, (2011, June). Creating a community nursing dedicated education unit. Association of Community Health Nurse Educators annual meeting, Chicago, IL.
Presenter, (2010, November). Women at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Presenter, (2010, June). Assessing PTSD in the primary care setting. 2010 ACHNE and ASTDN Joint Meeting, Arlington, VA.