College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Diane Whitehead received her undergraduate nursing degree from Florida State University, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Miami, and her doctorate in education from Florida International University. She holds a second doctorate, Doctor of Nursing Practice, from Walden University. She has been actively teaching and administering associate degree, bachelor and graduate nursing programs for many years. Dr. Whitehead has also published in the areas of nursing leadership and management and online nursing education. Her textbook, Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management has been used in nursing programs for over a decade. Her new textbook, Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse was published in February, 2107. She serves as an editor for two textbooks for advance practice nursing currently in progress. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Nurse Educators. Dr. Whitehead received the Walden University Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence for 2020. Currently Dr. Whitehead serves as a full time faculty in the Walden University School of Nursing, teaching in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
NURS 8110 - Theoretical and Scientific Foundations for Nursing
NURS 8410 - Best Practices In Nursing Specialties
NURS 8400 - Evidence-Based Practice I: Assessment and Design
NURS 8500 - Evidence-Based Practice II: Planning and Implementation
NURS 8510 - Evidence-Based Practice III: Implementation, Evaluation, and Dissemination
EdD, Florida International University
DNP, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States
MSN, University Miami
BS, Florida State University
National Autism Society, Participant - Rosslyn, United States
Awards / Honors
South FL Org Nurse Excutives Leader of the Year, 2006
Professor of the Year College of Nursing, Nova Southeastern University, 2013
Nurse Executives Leader of the Year, South FL Organization Nurse Executives, 2006
Heavy Hitter in Healthcare, 2007
Fellow Academy Nursing Education NLN, 2008
Fellow Academy Nursing Education National League, Nova southeastern University, 2008
Community Service Award, University of Miami, 1989
Adjunct Faculty of the Year Univ Phoenix, 1999
100 Most Influential Women in Broward County, Women in Distress, 2009
100 Most Inflential Women in Broward County, 2009
Whitehead, D. K. (2014). Tobacco Cessation for Advanced Practice Nurses. Nurse Educator.
Whitehead, D., , D. P., , M. D. (2017). Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse.
Whitehead, D. K., , F. M. Health Promotion: and the Advanced Practice Nurse.
Whitehead, D. K., Fraire, M. (2019). Reducing Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults with a Nursing Prevention Protocol. MEDSURG Nursing.
Bryant, L. E., Whitehead, D. K. (2010). Teaching Evidence-based Practice. .
Whitehead, D. K., Sandiford, J. (1998). Characteristics of effective clinical and theory instructors as perceived by LPN to RN students and generic students in an associate degree nursing program. Journal of Health Occupations Education.
Whitehead, D. K., Knee, R. (2000). Developing an online associate degree in nursing program. Nurse Educator.
Bryant, L. E., Whitehead, D. K. (2016). Development and Testing of an Instrument to Measure Informatics Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes among Entry-level Nursing Students. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics.
Whitehead, D. K. (2002). The Nursing Shortage: An Online Approach. Journal of Innovation and Quality Management in Higher Education.
Tappen, R., Whitehead, D. K., Folden, S., Hall, R. (2003). Effect of a video intervention on functional recovering following hip replacement and hip fracture repair. Rehabilitation Nursing.
Whitehead, D. K., Knee, R. (1999). Enhancing nursing education with the World Wide Web. Journal of Health Occupations.
Whitehead, D. K., Long, J. M. (2016). Understanding Evidence Based Practice. Walden University.
Whitehead, D. K. (2015). Tobacco Cessation Training for Advanced Practice Nurses. Baptist Health .
Whitehead, D. K. (2015). Nursing Consortium of South Florida Education Conference. . Nursing Consortium of South Florida Education Conference. .
Whitehead, D. K. (2015). Nurse Faculty Role and Expectations. . Nursing Consortium of South Florida .
Whitehead, D., Lenhart, K. (2017). Leadership Strategies for Advancing Evidence Based Practice. Walden University.
Whitehead, D. K. (2018). Leadership for Self, Others, and the Organization. Nursing Consortium South Florida.
Whitehead, D. K., Long, J. M. (2017). Introduction to Evidence Based Practice. Cristus Trinity Mother Francis Health System.
Whitehead, D. K. (2017). Developing Your Faculty Scholarship Role. Frontier Nursing.
Whitehead, D. K. (2006). Creative Partnerships produce nursing faculty for Florida. American Association Colleges of Nursing.