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Diane Wieland, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing

wieland@lasalle.edu

215.951.1902

St. Benilde Tower 4429

Dr. Wieland is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has been a nurse educator since 1980 and has served as the Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program at La Salle 2001-2007. Her expertise is in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Her research interests are in nursing education, Internet addiction, and the experience of homeless women veterans. She has written articles on topics related to nursing education, mental health of veterans and service members, and psychiatric mental health issues.

Dr. Wieland has served as Secretary of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), 2009-2011, and was re-elected for a second term, 2011-2013. She is certified as both an advanced practice psychiatric nurse clinical nurse specialist, and a certified nurse educator; she is also certified in areas of Internet addiction and comprehensive systematic reviews. She has been active in Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), APNA, and ANA/PSNA. She is currently the Immediate Past President of District 25, PSNA-Montgomery County, having served as President, 2011-2012, and as President-Elect, 2010-2011. Dr. Wieland was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Nurse Award by PSNA. She has also received national level media awards from both APNA and STTI for her article on Internet addiction. She has been selected for the American Nurses Association Advocacy Institute and as a Helene Fuld Trust/AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Fellow. She also served two years as a STTI OMADA Board Leadership Fellow. Dr. Wieland is a site visitor for the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and has served on several accreditation site visits to other nursing programs. She is active in PA CARES, a statewide group serving veterans and was an invited member to 13th District Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz’s Veterans’ Leadership Council. She ran for public office in Lansdale, PA in 2009.

Dr. Wieland has been the recipient of several STTI chapter and regional awards, including the Dissertation Award. She has served in the roles of president and eligibility counselor of local STTI chapters at Thomas Jefferson University, Neumann University, and La Salle. Her current research is in the area of military sexual assault, homeless women veterans, Internet addiction, and program evaluation of psychiatric nursing educational innovations. She has received small grants for her dissertation and study on homeless women veterans. Dr. Wieland is also a routine reviewer for Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Nursing Education Perspectives and was selected as one of 60 participants to attend the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Program for Veterans, in San Antonio, 2012.

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric mental health nursing
Nursing research
Nursing education
Internet addiction
Military mental health 
Cultural diversity

Education

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Education
MSN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 
BSN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 
Diploma, Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing

Certifications

CNE, National League for Nursing 
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, PMHCNS-BC. ANCC
Certification in Internet Addiction, Zur Institute 
Comprehensive Systematic Reviewer, Joanna Briggs Institute

Teaching

NUR 310 Mental Health of the Individual and Community 
NUR 408 Nursing Research 
NUR 604 Nursing Research I (Graduate Program)
NUR 608 Population Based Care and Advanced Practice Nursing
NUR 610 Nursing and Health (Nursing Education)

Refereed Publications

Wolf, Z., Beitz, J., Peters, M. & Wieland, D. (2009). Teaching Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Clinical Settings: Development and Testing the Clinical Teaching Knowledge Test. Journal of Professional Nursing, 25(3), 130-144

Wieland, D., Ehrmann, G., Dorr, M. & Wolf, Z. (2007). Clinical transition of baccalaureate nursing students during preceptored pregraduation practicums. Nursing Education Perspectives. 28(6), 315-321

Beitz, J., & Wieland, D. (2005). Analyzing the teaching effectiveness of clinical nursing faculty of full time and part time generic BSN, LPN-BSN, and RN-BSN nursing students.  Journal of Professional Nursing,21(1), 32-45.  

   Wolf, Z., Bender, P., Beitz, J., Wieland, D., & Vito, K. (2004). Strengths and weaknesses of faculty teaching performance reported by undergraduate and graduate nursing students: A descriptive study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(2), 118-128.

Griffiths, M., Bevil, C., O’Connor, P. & Wieland, D. (1995).  Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education, 34(2), 61-66. 

Refereed Publications

Wieland, D., Halter, M., & Levine, C. (2012). Bath salts. They are not what you think.
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 50(2), 17-21.

Wieland, D., Haley, J., & Bouder, M. (2011). Military sexual trauma. The Pennsylvania Nurse, 66(4), 17-21.

Wieland, D., Hursey, J., & Delgado, D. (2010). Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Military mental health issues: Information on the wars’ signature
wounds: Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The Pennsylvania Nurse,
65(3), 4-13.

Dugan, M., Wieland, D., & Hierholzer, R. (2008). Communicating clinical agency orientation  materials via the university portal. Nurse Educator, 33(6), 241-243.

Wieland, D. (2008). Be armed with knowledge about candidates. The Pennsylvania Nurse, 63(3),14.                                                                                   

Miller, M.E. & Wieland, D. (2008). Beyond a field trip: The cultural excursion. Nurse     Educator, 33(4), 147-148.

Wieland, D. (2006). Nurses can help recovering persons stay sober during the holiday season. The Pennsylvania Nurse, December, p. 29.

Wieland, D., & Hoerst, B. (2006). Increasing diversity of nursing students for future national health outcomes and reduced health disparities: One school’s efforts to meet the goals of the Sullivan Commission Report. The Pennsylvania Nurse, December, 16-17.

Wieland, D. (2005). Computer addiction: Implications for nursing psychotherapy practice. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 41(4), 153-161.

Wieland, D.  (2000). Elder abuse: An Overview. Holistic Nursing Practice (14)4, 1-12

Cohen, M., Wieman, R. & Wieland, D. (1986).  How health professionals react to their own commission of serious medication errors.  Hospital Pharmacy, 21(1), pp. 66-71. 

Non-refereed Publications

Wieland, D. (2006). Older adults use and misuse of alcohol. Implications for nursing care. PADONA Journal, July-August, 1-17.

Wieland, D.  (2002). Recruitment and retention of Generation X nurses.  PADONA Journal, May-June, 20-27.

Forbes, E., & Wieland, D. (September, 1994).  Perspectives on Practice: The Women’s Center for Health Promotion. PA Nurse, 49(9), p. 20.

Wieland, D., Cohen, M. & Wieman, R. (1987).  Medication errors: What happens next?  Nursing Life, March/April, pp. 41-42.

Book Chapters

Wieland, D., & Katz, S. (2012). Psychotherapies (Chapter 7).  In Eris Perese,
Psychiatric advanced practice nursing: A biopsychosocial foundation for practice.
Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Wieland, D., Frizzell, J., & Levine, C. (2012). Psychobiology of behavioral disorders. In
J. Frizzell & T. Capriotti, Human pathophysiology: Introductory concepts and clinical perspectives. (In press). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Wieland, D., Altmiller, G., Dorr, M., & Wolf, Z. (2010). Clinical transition of baccalaureate
nursing students during preceptored pregraduation practicum. In A. Meleis, Transitions
theory. Middle range and situation specific theories in research and practice.
Chapter 6.Situational Transitions: Education, Section 6.2. New York, NY: Sringer.

Presentations

International

Paper Presentation. “ Women’s’ experiences of secondary infertility” The Second International Interdisciplinary Conference, Advances in Qualitative Methods, Edmonton, Canada, February 21-24., 2001** (Peer Reviewed).

National

Paper Presentation: “Do You Work in a Toxic Environment? How Do You Survive?” Invited 
Speaker, Psychiatric Nursing, Contemporary Forums, Philadelphia, PA, April 20, 2012 

(Premier National Conference held in two different locations, one of which is Philadelphia. I 
Have been asked to also speak next year on the topic of veterans’ mental health issues.
Contemporary Forums is located in California).

Paper Presentation: “Institute for Mental Health Advocacy, Interactive Panel” Invited speaker,
American Psychiatric Nurses association, 23rd Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, October 8, 2009 (with M. Halter and C. Tebaldi). 

Paper Presentation: “Creating a model for success: Student veterans with disabilities and 
Postsecondary education” Association of Higher Education and Disabilities Conference, July 
20-25, 2009, Louisville, KY. (with J. Waybrandt and L. Doperak). ** (peer-reviewed).

Paper Presentation: “Internet addiction” American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 22nd Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 15-18, 2008. (with R. Staten). (peer-reviewed)

Paper Presentation: “Measuring cultural competence as a curricular outcome: What we learned From our experiences with two instruments” National League for Nursing Educational Summit, Baltimore, MD, September 29, 2005. (with K. Vito and M. Roskowski). ** (peer-reviewed)

Paper Presentation: “Evaluating effectiveness of clinical and classroom teaching: A report on 
two nursing education research studies, October 1, 2005, National League for Nursing Education Summit. (with J. Beitz). ** (peer-reviewed)

Paper Presentation: “Leadership in BSN Curricula: The ACHIEVE Program, an innovative part-time evening/weekend program. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Baccalaureate Annual Conference, Leadership in Baccalaureate Education, Focusing on Students, Faculty and Curriculum. November 16-18, 2003, San Antonio, TX. (with D. Matecki). (peer-reviewed)

Paper Presentation: “Strategies for teaching cultural diversity: Needs assessment and cultural blueprinting” for Colloquium, Clinical Sessions, Sigma Theta Tau International, Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 11, 2001. 90 minutes session included M. Miller, and 5 La Salle graduate nursing students’ presentations. (peer-reviewed)

Paper Presentation: “Measuring program effectiveness: Outcomes assessment as a vital component.” Innovative Education for the New Century, Villanova University, College of Nursing, The State University of New Jersey, and the American Nurses’ Association, St. Louis: MO, October 26-29, 2000 (with J. Taylor, and M. Dressler). (peer-reviewed)

Paper Presentation: “ Women’s’ Experience of Secondary Infertility” Scientific Sessions, 35th Biennial Convention, Sigma Theta Tau International, San Diego, CA, November 8-10, 1999.**
(peer-reviewed).

Poster Presentation: “An accelerated model of RN-BSN education: Theoretical, organizational, and faculty-student challenges” American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 4th Annual Baccalaureate Meeting, Washington, DC, December 6-8, 2001. (peer-reviewed)

Poster Presentation, “Cyber Disorders: Internet Addiction, Marital Infidelity, and Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior.” American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 5-8, 2003. (peer-reviewed)

Poster Presentation, “Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice in a 
Regional Burn Unit” American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association, National Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 17-20, 2001. (peer-reviewed)

Poster Presentation: “Integrating technology to promote critical thinking in psychopharmacoloty in Baccalaureate Nursing Students” NLN Education Summit, 2001. (with J. Frizzell). (Peer Reviewed).

Regional

Paper Presentation, “PTSD” Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Surgery—Division of Trauma, Trauma Conference. Philadelphia, PA, May 24, 2011. (with M. Bouder). (Invited speaker).

Paper Presentation, “Internet Addiction” Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Allentown, PA, July 17, 2008.  (Invited speaker)

Panel Presentation, “Psychiatric-mental health nurses in private practice” Invited panel speaker, PSNA, District 25, Professional meeting, April 17, 2006, Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Dixon Building. Abington, PA.

Paper Presentation, “Women’s Experience of Secondary Infertility” The Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, 1999 Eastern Region Twenty-second Annual Conference, Sexuality, Diversity, and Multi-culturalism: The challenge of Creating an Inclusive Sexuality, Philadelphia Airport Hilton, May 1, 1999. ** (peer-reviewed)

Local

Curriculum Inservice: “Academic dishonesty” La Salle University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Nursing Faculty, May 14, 2002. 

Poster Presentation: “Teaching strategies to increase psychopharmacology knowledge in 
Baccalaureate nursing students” Pennsylvania League for Nursing, Annual Conference, held at 
La Salle University. Bucks County Center, Newtown, PA, March 16, 2001.

Paper Presentation: “Research-Based Actions for a Lifetime of Wellness in Women, menopause symposium, International Council of Nurses, Vancouver, Canada, June 16, 1997. (with J. Jenks) (Peer Reviewed)**

Paper Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program” Nursing Research and its Utilization, International State of the Science Congress, Washington, DC, August 6-18, 1992 (Peer Reviewed ).( O’Connor, P., Bevil, C., Griffiths, M.)**

National

Poster Presentation: “The Hormone Replacement Decision-Making Process in Perimanopausal Women”, Scientific Sessions, Sigma Theta Tau International, 33rd Biennial Convention, Detroit, MI, November 4-8, 1995 (Peer Reviewed). **

Poster Presentation: “Empowerment of a Transcultural Community, NLN Convention, Chicago, IL, June 12, 1995 (Peer Reviewed Poster), (with E. Forbes).

Poster Presentation:  “The Women’s Center for Health Promotion: An Academic Nursing Community Partnership to Empower Disadvantaged Women” American Journal of Health Promotion Conference, Balancing Individual and Social Responsibility in Health Promotion, Orlando, FL, March 10, 1995 (Peer Reviewed).

Poster Presentation: “Psychiatric Advanced Practice Groups: A Forum for Contemporary Practice Issues, Support and Professional Development,” State of the Art 1974-1994, Columbus, OH, May 6-8, 1994 (Peer Reviewed).

Poster Presentation: “Perspectives on Death and Grief: A Nursing Elective” Association of Death Educators and Counselors, 15th Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2-4, 1993 (Peer Reviewed Poster).                                                

Poster Presentation:  “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, Delaware Nurses’ Association, Wilmington, DE, March 5, 1993 (Peer Reviewed Poster). (with Griffiths, M., Bevil, C. & O’Connor, P). **

Paper Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, Nursing Research and its Utilization, International State of the Science Congress, Washington, DC, August 6-18, 1992 (Peer Reviewed ) (with P. 0’Connor, C. Bevil,& P,. Griffiths). **

Poster Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program, The Cutting Edge: Research in Nursing Practice, Sigma Theta Tau International, Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 1992 (Peer Reviewed). (with O’Connor, P., Griffiths, M., & Bevil, C.)

Paper Presentation: “ Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program, 10th Anniversary Conference on Research in Nursing Education, Council for the Society for Research in Nursing Education, NLN, San Francisco, CA, February 12-14, 1992 (Peer Reviewed) (with Bevil, C., O’Connor, P., & Griffiths, M.).

Poster Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, Sigma Theta Tau, 31st Biennial Convention, Tampa FL, November 12-14, 1991 (Peer reviewed) (with O’Connor, P., Griffiths, M., and Bevil, C.).

Poster Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, 24th ASAHP Annual Conference, Lexington, KY, November 6-9, 1991(Peer Reviewed) (with Griffiths, M., Bevil, C., and O’Connor). **

Poster Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, Thomas Jefferson University, Faculty Research Day, October 9, 1991 (Peer Reviewed) (with Griffiths, M., O’Connor, P., & Bevil, C.).**

Paper Presentation: “The Functional Sorrow of Infertility: Therapy Issues”, the 10th Annual Southeastern Regional Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference, The North Carolina Nurses’ Association, Asheville, NC, September 14-17, 1988 (Peer Reviewed).

Paper Presentation: “The Therapeutic Milieu: Applying the Modeling and Role-Modeling Theory and Paradigm in the Psychiatric Setting”, The Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role Modeling, Second National Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, May 15, 1988 (Peer Reviewed Paper).

Poster Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Nurse Educator Conference, Boston, MA, June 29, 1991 (Peer Reviewed) (with Griffiths, M., O’Connor, P, & Bevil, C.).**

Poster Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, Nurse Educator Conference, Boston, MA, June 29, 1991 (Peer Reviewed) (with Griffiths, M., O’Connor, P., & Bevil, C.)

Regional

Paper Presentation: “Women’s Experiences of Secondary Infertility” 6th Annual Research
Conference, Allegheny University, May 1, 1998, Research (peer reviewed). **                           

Poster Presentation: “The Women’s Center for Health Promotion: Meeting Psychological Needs of Disadvantaged Women” Moving Toward 2000: Contemporary Issues in Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing, First Northeast Regional Conference, Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of PA, Valley Forge Hilton, King of Prussia, PA, April 13, 1995 (Peer Reviewed Poster).     

Poster Presentation: “Development of the Women’s Center for Health Promotion”, Nursing Center Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA, re-scheduled for April 21-22, 1996 (Peer Reviwed Poster). (with E. Forbes).

Paper Presentation: “Nurse Managed Centers. Seventh Annual Spring Program, Delta Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, at Thomas Jefferson University, February 12, 1996 (with E. Forbes, and L. Davis-Moon).

Poster Presentation: “Qualitative Research; Variations on a Theme; HRT Decision-Making in Perimenopausal Women.  Faculty Research Seminar, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Allied Health Sciences’ Department of Nursing, March 28, 1994 and May 9-10, 1995 (Poster).**

Paper Presentation: “Hormone Replacement Therapy Decision-Making in Menopausal Women, Nursing Research Series, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden, NJ, April 13, 1995 (Peer Reviewed). **

Paper Presentation: “Rape, Emergency Department Management, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, SEPA Branch, Trends Conference, Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Spring, 1987 ( Peer Reviewed).                                                                      

Poster Presentation: “The Women’s Center for Health Promotion: A New Era of Nursing Leadership Through an Academic and Community Partnership.  Sigma Theta Tau, Region #6 Assembly, Hershey, PA, November 18, 1994 (Peer Reviewed)

Poster Presentation: “Development of a Women’s Center for Health Promotion.”  Northeast Organization for Nursing (NEON), Philadelphia, PA, October 6-7, 1994 (Peer Reviewed).

Poster Presentation: “Hormone Replacement Decision-Making in Perimenopausal Women,” Eastern Research Nursing Society Conference, Binghamton, NY, April 7-8, 1994 (Peer Reviewed). **

Poster Presentation: “Utilization of Nursing Research in the Development of a Treatment Model for Psychosocial Intervention with Infertile Couples, Sigma Theta Tau, Region 6 Assembly, Meadowlands, NJ, March 19, 1993 (Peer Reviewed).

Poster Presentation: “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, Delaware Nurses’ Association, Wilmington, DE, March 5, 1993 (Peer Reviewed) (with Griffiths, M., Bevil, C. & O’Connor, P.)

Paper Presentation: “The Functional Sorrow of Infertility: Therapy Issues, the 10th Annual Southeastern Regional Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Conference, The North Carolina Nurses’ Association, Asheville, NC, September 14-17, 1988 (Peer Reviewed

Local

Paper Presentation: “Women’s Experiences of Secondary Infertility, Faculty Development
Sessions Division of Nursing, Neumann College, February 16, 1998.  

Paper Presentation: Drug and Alcohol Abuse, March, 1982, and Depression and Coping, February, 1982, Holistic Health Seminars, Panel Member, Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA (Paper).and Health Sciences, Neumann College, February 16, 1998.**

Paper Presentation: Wieland, D.  Stress Management for Clients with a Seizure Disorder, North Penn Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of Philadelphia, Lansdale, PA, January, 1984 (Invited Speaker).

Paper Presentation, “Rapid Tranquilization, Crisis Unit, Nursing Staff, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, with guest speaker from McNeil Pharmaceuticals, April 9, 1986, educational inservice (Paper).

Paper Presentation: “CEU presentation, Increasing the Professional Nurse’s Understanding of Family Dynamics” (co-presented with nursing staff from the Psychiatric Care Program), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, February 27, 1986 (topic: 2 hours on crisis of illness, family life cycle, and grieving & death).

Paper Presentation: “Nursing Care of the Client with AIDS” Crisis Unit, Nursing Staff, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, February 17 & 19, 1986, TJUH inservice (Paper).

Paper Presentation:  Suicide Assessment, Crisis Unit, nursing staff, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, January 29, 1986, TJUH inservice (Paper).

Paper Presentation:  “Orchestrating Your Own Career”, to staff nurses, 14 Thompson, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, October 30, 1985, TJUH inservice (Paper).

Poster Presentation: “The Women’s Center for Health Promotion: An Academic Nursing Community Partnership to Empower Disadvantaged Women, American Journal of Health Promotion Conference, Balancing Individual and Social Responsibility in Health Promotion, Orlando, FL, March 10, 1995 (Peer Reviewed).

Paper Presentation: “Nursing Audit, Crisis Unit, Documentation, Quality Assurance, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Quality Assurance, September 1985 - May 1986, TJUH in service (Paper) (with C. Reger).

Paper Presentation: Wieland, D., Forbes, E. The Women’s Center for Health Promotion, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Nursing, Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA, February 15, 1995 (Invited Paper Presentation) (with E.Forbes).

Paper Presentation: “Nuts & Bolts of Grantsmanship,” Faculty Research Forum, Department of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, January 30, 1995 (Paper) (with E. Forbes).

Philadelphia Television Media: “The Women’s Center for Health Promotion/SNGA Christmas Holiday Luncheon”, Channel 6 Media Coverage, December, 1994.

Poster Presentation: “Perspectives on Death and Grief: A Nursing Elective”, Nurses’ Week, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 1992.

Paper Presentation: “Nurses as Milieu Managers, Mental Health Services, Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol, PA, November 19, 1986 (Invited Paper) (with D. Vallone).

Paper Presentation: “Rape, Emergency Department Management”, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, SEPA Branch, Trends Conference, Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Spring, 1987 ( Peer Reviewed).

Paper Presentation: “Assessing the Therapeutic Milieu”, Medical College of Pennsylvania in cooperation with the American Nurses’ Association Council on Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing Update Conference, Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, April 9, 1987 (Peer Reviewed) (with D. Vallone).

Poster Presentation: “Perspectives on Death and Grief: A Nursing Elective” Nursing Education Conference, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 11-14, 1992 (Peer Reviewed).

Poster Presentation: “Perspectives on Death and Grief: A Nursing Elective”, Nurses’ Week, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, May 5, 1992 (Poster).

Poster Presentation:  “Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program”, Thomas Jefferson University, Faculty Research Day, October 9, 1991 (Peer Reviewed Poster). Wieland, D., Griffiths, M., O’Connor, P. & Bevil, C.  Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Thomas Jefferson University, Faculty Research Day, October 9, 1991 (Peer Reviewed) (with Griffiths, M., O’Connor, P. & Bevil, C.)                                                                     

Poster Presentation:” Anatomy and Physiology as a Predictor of Success in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Nursing Centennial Celebration, Thomas Jefferson University, April 30 - May 2, 1991 (Peer Reviewed) (with Griffiths M., Bevil, C., Wieland, D., O’Connor, P.).

Honors, Awards

2012        

2012 Distinguished Nurse Award, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, November 1, 2012

2009-2011; 2011-2013        

Elected, Secretary, American Psychiatric Nurses Association

2010-2011        

American Nurses Association Advocacy Institute ANAI Fellow (nominated by B. Snook, CEO, PSNA)

2010    

2010 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) District Excellence Award. Dr. Wieland was president 2010-2012 of District #25, Montgomery County. Has been President Elect, 2008-2010; and a board member, 2006-2008. This represents a group award. Dr. Wieland is Past President, 2012-2013.

2009    

Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Delta Chapter, Service to Chapter Award.

2008    

Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Delta Chapter, Award for Mentorship. March 18, 2008. 

2007    

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Awards Program. Media Award, for article in Perspectives in Psychiatric Care on Computer Addiction, October 5, 2007, 21st Annual APNA Conference, Kissimee, FL.    

Sigma Theta Tau International, 39th Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD, Tribute Awards Event, November 5, 2007, recipient of the International Media Award, Public, Other (Electronic Photography, Art, Etc.) for  “ Internet Addiction.” 

2007-2009  

Sigma Theta Tau International, OMADA Board Leadership Program. American Psychiatric Nurses Association is my mentor Board. Attended OMADA Institute at STTI in Indianapolis, June 5-8, 2007 and sat on the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board as a mentee; Dr. Barbara Drew, President and Past President served as my mentor. Attended face to face board meetings and telephone conference calls. 

Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Delta Chapter, Service to Chapter Award, 
February 10, 2006.

2006    

Transcultural Nursing Society Recognition of Distinguished Service. Reviewer, Research Awards, 2003-2006; Award given on October 20, 2006. 

2004    

Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Delta Chapter, Service to Chapter Award

2003    

Helene Fuld Trust/AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Fellow, 2003-2004; involved two conferences to San Antonio, TX and Washington, DC, and assignment of an academic mentor for 1 year.

Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Delta Chapter, Service to Chapter Award, 
December 7, 2003.

Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Delta Chapter, Service to Chapter Award, 
December 7, 2003. 

2002  

Letter of recognition from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, State Board of Nursing, regarding my appointment as Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Programs, La Salle University, February 12, 2002.
    
Nominated and selected as an On-Site Evaluator for CCNE (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, AACN), May 10, 2002; Invitational training session: July 12-13, 2002. Have participated as a CCNE team site visitor on  4 site visits with a 5th planned for Fall 2012 (Feb. 16-18, 2005; April 8-11, 2008; and September 12-14, 2011); April 11-13, 2012 and October 3-5, 2012. (5th)

1998    

Dissertation Award Recipient, Region 6 Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International, Columbia, Maryland, November 20, 1998. “Experiences of Women with Secondary Infertility.”
    
1995    

Delta Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Research Award, $1,000.00 for dissertation research, “Experiences of Women with Secondary Infertility.”

1994                        

Sigma Theta Tau International Region #6
Utilization of Research in Nursing Practice Award, Nov. 18, 1994 (D. Wieland and E. Forbes, Co-directors, Women’s Center for Health