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Diane D. DePew, DSN, RN-BC

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Diane DePew

PhD, BSN, RN-BC, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor
Graduate Nursing

Diane D. DePew, PhD, is an associate clinical professor and currently serves as a University Assessment Fellow. She is board-certified in nursing professional development and coauthored the ANCC Nursing Professional Development Review & Resource Manual, 2nd edition. She is a certified nurse educator by the National League of Nursing and a certified VoiceThread educator. DePew is certified to use the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi 2.0) to assess and develop emotional intelligence (EI) skills. DePew is also a certified coach with a focus on leadership development.

DePew’s teaching experience has included unit level educator in the open-heart recovery room at the University of Maryland Medical Center, critical care division educator at the National Institutes of Health, clinical instructor for Georgetown University and director of Education, Practice and Research at Shady Grove Adventist Healthcare. Since coming to Drexel University, she has taught in the ACE program and the MSN Nurse Educator program. Currently, she teaches Research Methods and Biostatistics in the MSN core and several leadership courses, including Communication & Self-awareness for Leadership, which she created.

Before coming to Drexel University, DePew worked on a virtual outreach center for psychological health and traumatic brain injury serving mainly the military population. Her nursing, teaching and collaboration skills were heavily relied upon for the training of outreach professionals and integrating resources and clients with the National Intrepid Center of Excellence. Her clinical areas have included medical-surgical, oncology, critical care and open-heart recovery. While at the bedside, she was a certified critical-care registered nurse.

DePew continues to consult in areas of continuing education, leadership, emotional intelligence and evaluation. She brings her experiences to education, leadership and research concepts and applications.

Academic Distinctions

Summa Cum Laude for PhD, 2001 inducted into Phi Kappa Phi (Collegiate Honor Society for Academic Excellence), Outstanding Graduate Student (UAB SON, 2001), Magna Cum Laude MS and BSN

Professional Society

American Nurses Association, National League of Nursing, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, Sigma Theta Tau

Selected Publications

DePew, D. D., & Holt, K. (2018). Collaborating pairs in online graduate education. In K. Enomoto, R. Warner, & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Innovative teaching and learning practices in higher education. Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing. 

Aikyo, M., DePew, D., Holt, K., Rigden, K., & van Rensburg, H. (2018). An introduction to technology-based innovations in higher education. In K. Enomoto, R. Warner, & C. Nygaard (Eds.), Innovative teaching and learning practices in higher education. Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing. 

DePew, D. D., Cornelius, F. H., & Patton, C. (2015). Enhancing student learning in online nursing education using ApprenNet technology. In J. Branch, P. Bartholomew, & C. Nygaard, (Eds)., Technology-enhanced learning in higher education. Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing. 

Drew, S., & DePew, D. D. (2015). Introducing the practice of technology enhanced learning. In J. Branch, P. Bartholomew, & C. Nygaard, (Eds). Technology-enhanced learning in higher education. Oxfordshire, UK: Libri Publishing. 

DePew, D. D. & Kummeth, P. (2011). Nursing professional development review and resource manual (2nd Ed.). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Editorial review board membership:

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Journal of Educators Online, Australasian Medical Journal

Research Interests

Online teaching and assessment methods, healthcare leadership, emotional intelligence, faculty development

Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction
Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, 2019

Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, 2001
Birmingham, Alabama 
Dissertation Title: Validity and Reliability in Nursing
Multiple Choice Tests and the Relationship to
NCLEX RN Success: An Internet Survey

Master of Science Nursing Education
University of Maryland, 1995
Baltimore, Maryland 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
Seton Hall University, 1982
South Orange, New Jersey