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Diann C. Cooper

  • Assistant Professor
    Villa Maria School of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania
  • Board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in Nursing Professional Development
  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor Trainer
  • Faith Community Nurse
  • NURS 206 Health Assessment I
  • NURS 207 Health Assessment II
  • NURS 205 Nursing Practice Competencies
  • NURS 313 Health Restoration in Adults I
  • NURS 406 Health Restoration in Adults II
  • NURS 414 Practicum
  • NURS 419 Basic Dysrhythmia and 12 Lead EKG
  • Villa Maria College, BSN, 1987
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, MSN, 1995
  • Excelsior College, Post Master's Cerificate in Education, 2012
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PhD, 2021
  • Critical Care Nurse, Medical Cardiac ICU, UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA, 1987-1992
  • Staff Development Specialist, The Center for Education and Staff Development, UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA, 1992 to present 


  • Sigma Theta Tau International (local chapter Eta Xi)
  • National Nurses in Staff Development
  • National League of Nurses
  • Cooper, D.C. (2002). Needs assessment. In K. O’Shea (ed), Staff Development Nursing Secrets  (65-78). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.
  • Cooper, D.C. (2002). The ‘C’ word: Competency. In K. O’Shea (ed), Staff Development Nursing Secrets (175-184). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.
  • Bulmer, J.  and Cooper, D.C. (2002).  Staff development department management. In K. O’Shea (ed), Staff Development Nursing Secrets (47-58). Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc. 
  • Cooper, D. C. (2000). Review of Patient care standards. Journal of Nurses in Staff Development, 16, 144-145.
  • Cooper, D. C. (1998). Review of Reengineering of operative and invasive services: Preparing for the capitated dollar. Journal of Nursing Staff Development, 14, 100-101.


  • Religious Educaton Instructor, Erie Catholic Diocese since 1994, certified since 2005
  • Item Writer for American Nurses Credentialing Center, Srping 2011
Diann           C. Cooper

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