Australian College of Nurse Practitioners  2011 National Conference - Nurse Practitioners: Coming of Age


International Keynote Speaker:

Donna Diers PhD, RN, FAAN

Donna Diers is the Annie W. Goodrich Professor Emeritus and Lecturer in Nursing at the Yale School of Nursing and Senior Clinical Coordinator, Decision Support, Yale-New Haven Health System. She also holds Adjunct Professor appointments at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and the University of Sydney. She also does work in New Zealand.

In the United States, Professor Diers is identified with the emergence of clinical nursing research methodologies, as she wrote the first book on that subject. She is also recognized for her work on the policy and politics of advanced practice nursing (nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery). In Australia, her work with casemix (applications of AR-DRG-type information for clinical practice and operational management) is particularly well known. She was Dean of the Yale School of Nursing from 1972 to 1985. Her publications have appeared in all major nursing journals in the USA and in many journals in health services in the US and Australia. She was Editor of Image - Journal of Nursing Scholarship for eight years, and serves as manuscript reviewer to a number of professional journals in nursing and health services. A popular public speaker, Professor Diers also consults and teaches on writing for publication. Her book, Speaking of Nursing ...Narratives of Practice, Research, Policy and the Profession received the AJN Book of the Year Award in 2005.