Diane R. Bridges, PhD, MSN, RN, CCM
received her BSN from the University of Texas at Houston in 1976 where she attended on an academic scholarship. She received her MSN in Leadership Management from La Roche College in 2002 where she also received the Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship. She earned her PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2014.
Dr. Bridges has been a nurse for over 30 years with experience in Obstetrics, Neonatal Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, and Orthopedics. These positions included head nurse and management roles. She taught Nursing in two programs for 8 years and was Chair for the Growing Family Course at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret School of Nursing. She is also a Certified Case Manager and has worked in this field in a supervisory/management capacity as well as in the private, state, and public sectors of case management.
Dr. Bridges joined the faculty of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as an Assistant Professor in August 2005. In September 2014, she was promoted to Associate Professor. She is the Director of the Healthcare Administration and Management program and Chair of the Department of Health Services Administration. She was one of the Directors in the Rosalind Franklin Interprofessional Team and Culture in Healthcare course for 9 years and oversaw the Service Learning community projects for this course. Professor Bridges serves on many university committees and has won awards for University Service.
Dr. Bridges is a member of the American Interprofessional Healthcare Collaborative. She is a published author on several topics: Interprofessional Education, Service Learning and Teamwork and has presented at many conferences.
Professor Bridges is a member of the American Interprofessional Healthcare Collaborative. She is a published author on several topics: Interprofessional Education, Service Learning and Teamwork, Online Education, Competencies and the Portfolio and has presented at many conferences.