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Diane J. Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI

Professor; Option Coordinator, Health Care Informatics; Project Director, I-Collaboratory: Partnerships for Learning


Diane Skiba

Diane.Skiba@ucdenver.edu

Since 1982, Diane Skiba has taught nurses in the field of Nursing Informatics. Skiba is currently funded by a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing Advanced Nurse Education training grant to prepare nurses in the field of Informatics. This grant supports online master’s degree and post-master's programs targeting educators and funds the I-Collaboratory, an innovative online community to support informatics learners.

Skiba was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). NACNEP advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Division of Nursing, including nurse workforce supply, education, and practice improvement.

Skiba writes a column on Emerging Technologies for the National League for Nursing’s Nursing Educational Perspectives journal. Skiba and her colleagues, Drs. Helen Connors (University of Kansas), Diane Billings and Pamela Jeffries (Indiana University), and Mary Anne Rizzolo (NLN) were recently awarded one of the HRSA funded Faculty Development: Integrating Technology into Nursing Education and Practice Initiative grants. This five-year grant is designed to prepare faculty to learn about informatics, telehealth, simulations, and other emerging educational technologies.

Skiba is an honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Academy of Nursing. In 2005, she was awarded the National League for Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Research Methods, Applied Statistics 1979
M.Ed. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Research Methods & Evaluation 1975
BA Southern Connecticut State University Psychology 1974
Title Organization Year
Excellence in Teaching Award National League for Nursing October 2005
Dean's Teaching Award College of Nursing University of Colorado May 2005
Fellow American College of Medical Informatics November 2003
Honorary Fellow American Academy of Nursing November 2000
Leadership Award University of Colorado , College of Nursing. May, 1998
Chancellor' Teaching Award (Graduate Education) University of Colorado May, 1997
Council of Nursing Informatics Award National League for Nursing May, 1996
Graduate Teaching Award University of Colorado , College of Nursing. May, 1996
Information Technology Award Region I Sigma Theta Tau International. (Denver Free-Net) February, 1995
Bridge to the Future: Innovations in Teaching Award University of Colorado . Chancellor's Award. May, 1994
Excellence in Nursing Recognition Award University of Massachusetts Medical Center May, 1988
Honorary Member Sigma Theta Tau International November 1987
  1. McCormick. K., Delaney, C., Brennan, P., Effken. J., Murphy, J., Skiba, D, et al. (2007). Guideposts to the future – An Agenda for Nursing Informatics Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 14 (1), 19-24.
  2. Skiba, D. (2007) Emerging Technology Center: It' all about YOU! Nursing Educational Perspectives, 28 (1), 44-45.
  3. Skiba, D. (2007). Emerging Technology Center: Nursing Education 2.0: YouTubeTM. Nursing Education Perspectives, 28 (2), 100-102.
  4. Skiba, D (2007) Emerging Technology Center: Nursing Education 2.0: Second Life. Nursing Education Perspectives, 28 (3), 156-157.
  5. Skiba, D. (2006) Web-based education In P. Cowen & S. Moorhead (Eds.) Current Issues in Nursing: 7th Edition St. Louis: Mosby Publishers
  6. Skiba, D., Carty, B. & Nelson, R (2006). Growth of Nursing Informatics Programs: Skills and Competencies In C. Weaver, C. Delaney, P. Weber & R. Carr (Eds.) Nursing and Informatics for the 21st century: An International Look at Trends, Cases and the Future. Chicago, IL: Healthcare information Systems Society Press.
  7. Skiba, D. Barton, A. & Nielsen, M (2006) Innovations in Telehealth. . In V.K. Saba and K. McCormick (Eds.). Essentials of Computers for Nurses: Informatics for the New Millennium. Fourth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  8. Skiba, D., Barton, A., (May 31, 2006). Adapting Your Teaching to Accommodate the Net Generation of Learners. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing . Vol. #11 No. #2, Manuscript 4. Available: http://www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic30/tpc30_4.htm
  9. Skiba, D., Barton, A., Norton, M. McCasky, T. & Kimmel, K. (2006). Sharing intellectual capital: A Partnership to advance informatics and foster consumer centric care In H. Park, P. Murray & C. Delaney (Eds). Consumer-centered Computer-supported Care for Healthy People: Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress on Nursing Informatics Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  10. Norton, M. Skiba, D. and Bowman, J. (2006). Teaching nurses to provide patient centered evidence-based care through the use of informatics tools that promote safety, quality and effective clinical decisions. In H. Park, P. Murray & C. Delaney (Eds). Consumer-centered Computer-supported Care for Healthy People: Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress on Nursing Informatics Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  11. Skiba, D. (2006). Emerging Technology Center: Call to Action: Preparing the next generation Nursing Education Perspectives. 27 (6), 335-337.
  12. Skiba, D. (2006) Emerging Technology Center: Got Large Lecture Hall Classes? Use Clickers. Nursing Education Perspectives. 27 (5), 279-280.
  13. Skiba, D. (2006). Emerging Technology Center: Web 2.0: Next Great Thing or Just a Marketing Hype? Nursing Education Perspectives. 27 (4), 212-213.
  14. Skiba D. (2006) Emerging Technology Center: Collaborative Tools for the Net Generation. Nursing Education Perspectives 27 (3), 162-163.
  15. Skiba, D. (2006) Emerging Technology Center: Think Spots. Nursing Education Perspectives 27 (2). 103-104.
  16. Skiba, D. (2006) Emerging Technology Center: The 2005 Word of the Year: Podcast. Nursing Education Perspectives 27 (1). 54-55.
  17. Billings, DM, Skiba, DJ & Connors, HR (2005). Best Practices in Web-based Courses: Generational Differences Across Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students Journal of Professional Nursing. 21(2), 126-133.
  18. Stanton, M., Crow, C. Morrison, R. Skiba, D., Monroe, T. Nix, G. Gooner, V (2005). Web-based graduate education in rural nursing case management. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 5(2) [Online]. Available: http://www.rno.org/journal/index.php/online-journal/article/viewFile/43/54.
  19. Saba, V. Skiba, D. & Bickford, C (2005) Competencies and Credentialing: Nursing Informatics In J. Mantas and E. Hovenga (Eds.). Globalisation of health care informatics education: Associated Issues Amsterdam: ISO Press.
  20. Skiba, D., Sorensen, L. McCarthy, MB & Brownrigg, V. (2005). Telehealth applications in case management. In E. Cohen and T. Cesta (Eds.). Nursing Case Management: From Concept to Evaluation. Fourth Edition. New York: Mosby & Yearbook, Inc.
  • PI, Feasbility Assessment Of A Triad Reflective Debriefing Technique (UCD College of Nursing Inramural Grant (7-01-07 to 6-30-08)
  • Co-Investigator, Faculty Development: Integrating Technology into Nursing Education and Practice Initiative grant PI: Dr. Helen Connors, University of Kansas. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Division of Nursing. 1 U1KHP08380-01-00. $1,500,000. (7/01/07 to 6/30/2012)
  • Principal Investigator, I-Collaboratory: Partnerships in Learning Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Division of Nursing, Advanced Nursing Education, 2-D09-HP00532-04-0. $629,371 (7/1/07 to 6/30/2010)