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Diane McDevitt




Diane McDevitt is an Assistant Professor at CUNY Kingsborough Community College. Professor McDevitt’s interests center around nursing education in the medical surgical area with a keen interest in the management of chronic illness. Professor McDevitt has extensive experience in medical-surgical, emergency, case management, and administrative nursing. Professor McDevitt currently works as an Assistant Director of Nursing at an acute care facility where she provides leadership and supervision on a per-diem basis.

Nursing is her passion, practicing and teaching it to bring new RNs into the profession and to empower nursing students to be competent and caring practitioners. She has mentored a graduate nursing student and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise with future graduate students. Professor McDevitt has completed the WAC seminar and is a member of the Kingsborough Civic Engagement faculty interest group. Professor McDevitt has previously taught Nursing (clinical, lab and theory) at St. Paul’s School of Nursing (formerly St. Vincent’s Medical Center School of Nursing) and the College of Staten Island.


Nursing 18 (theory, lab, clinical)


Advanced Certificate, ANP, College of Staten Island, New York.

Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, College of Staten Island, New York.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Dominican College, New York.

Diploma in Nursing, the Mount Vernon Hospital School of Nursing, Mount Vernon, New York.

College Teaching

Kingsborough Community College /Nursing

St. Paul’s School of Nursing (formerly St. Vincent’s Medical Center School of Nursing) /Nursing

College of Staten Island /Nursing

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

“Healthy Feet are Happy Feet” Nursing Made Incredibly Easy” 2011.

Research Interests

Ongoing participation in The Nurses “Health Study II Twenty-Year anniversary (1989-2011).

Cultural competency

Chronic illness

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

ANCC Certification as Clinical Nurse Specialist

Certification in Advanced Care Life Support

Certification in PRI (Patient Review Instrument)

Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing

Personal Interests

Attending continuing educational seminars

Maintaining certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist

Mentoring of graduate nursing students

Gardening, hiking and kayaking