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 is currently working on her PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies.
Professor Bridges has been a nurse for 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.
Professor Bridges joined the faculty of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as an Assistant Professor in August 2005. She is the Director of the Healthcare Administration and Management program and Assistant Chair of the Department of Interprofessional Healthcare Studies. She is also one of the Directors in the Rosalind Franklin Interprofessional Team and Culture in Healthcare course and oversees the Service Learning community projects for this course. Professor Bridges serves on many university committees and has won awards for University Service.
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.