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Diane Bartella, PhD, MS-NED, BSN

  • Clinical Assistant Professor


I started my career in nursing at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I was a med/surg nurse for 10 years receiving my certification in oncology after four years. After taking on the role of a nursing supervisor for two years, I transitioned into a nurse educator role where I was responsible for implementing educational programs and leading an NCI Collaborative for a chemotherapy course for nurses throughout the institute. I have served as an adjunct clinical professor at Trocaire College and SUNY/Buffalo School of Nursing. Throughout my time as a nurse, I valued the time I spent teaching student interns, nursing students, new nurses, and patient care associates. I transitioned to teaching in the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing at D'Youville University in January 2021, where I have taught various courses.

Education & Training

  • PhD Nursing Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Expected 2024)
  • Post-Master's Certificate, Gerontology, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
  • MSN Nursing Education, Daemen College, 2013
  • BSN Nursing, Daemen College, 2006
  • AAS Nursing, Trocaire College, 2004

Awards & Honors

  • President's Award, Capella University, 2023
  • Nurse of Distinction in Education, Professional Nurses Association of WNY, 2019

Research Interests

I am currently researching the teaching strategies used by nurse educators during the pandemic as part of my doctoral thesis.


Contact Information

Email: Office: ALT 545