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Diane Ruppel

Diane Ruppel, MSN, APRN, CNS-BC
Clinical Associate Professor

Phone:  901-678-5289
Fax:  901-678-4541
E-mail:  druppel@memphis.edu
Office: 107 Newport Hall

Research:

Diane L Ruppel is a clinical faculty member. She has co-authored several published articles on staff learning needs assessment for nursing staff development and the clinical nurse specialist’s role in implementing a differentiated nursing case management care model. She is especially interested in chemical dependency in the elderly and the different presentations of withdrawal in the older adult.

Teaching:

Diane began teaching at the nursing school in 1996. She teaches full-time in the undergraduate psychiatric mental health nursing practicums. She has also taught in foundations and community health. Diane has begun teaching in the gerontology lecture/on-line course. She is on the graduate adjunct faculty and has supervised graduate students.

Practice:

Diane’s teaching involves direct patient care and she is a trained crisis prevention intervention teacher and a nationally certified clinical nurse specialist. She has provided services as a trained congregational health promoter through the Church Health Center.

Service:

Diane is presently serving on the faculty affairs committee. She has been co-advisor for the student nursing association for several years. Diane has served in numerous professional roles and she was recently elected as the president for district 1 of the Tennessee Nurses Association. She was recently asked to be a member of the Congregational Health Promoter’s Steering Committee.

More:

Diane is married to Tom and they share teaching professions. They both love traveling and have traveled throughout the United States. She enjoys being a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and reading a good book.

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