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Diane M. Rudolphi

Clinical Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Advisor Student Nurses Organization
School of Nursing
321 McDowell Hall


  • M.S. Nursing Education, University of Maryland, 1991
  • B.S.N. Texas Christian University, 1982

Professional Experience

After graduating from BSN program in 1982 worked as a surgical nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hershey Medical Center and University of Maryland. Graduated from University of Maryland 1991 and moved to Newark, DE. Since 2002 has functioned as a Medical Surgical Clinical Instructor for UD.

Research Inetrests

  • Surgical Trauma Evidence Based Practice

Research Coordinator

  • Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceutical Products Division Clinical Study M92-859. Rocombinant Urokinase (rUK, Abbott-76120) versus Operative Intervention as initial therapy for acute lower-limb arterial occlusion, 3/93-3/94.
  • Advanced Tissue Sciences, Dermagraft (DG-02-02-1292) Venous Stasis Ulcer Study. A multicenter, single-blind trial to determine the efficacy of dermagraft in the treatment of full-thickness chronic venous insufficiency ulcer, 7/93-3/94.
  • Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., Cilostazol (OPC-13013) Study 21-92-202. Randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multidose study of Cilostazol in patients with intermittent claudication secondary to chronic occlusive arterial disease 6/93-3/94.

Publications/Chapter Review

  • Reviewed and updated chapter in Skills in Clinical Nursing, 7th Edition. Berman, A, Snyder, S (2012). Boston: Pearson

Text Book Chapter Revisions

  • Rudolphi, D. M., Doyle, J. (1996).  Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, Nursing role in the management of vascular disorders. Fourth edition, Mosby, Chapter 35, 1036-1070.

Current Certifications

  •   Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Society Memberships and Positions

  • Sigma Theta Tau Member
  • Advisor Student Nurses Organization

Professional Activities

  • Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Invited speaker National Convention Philadelphia 2011 and New Orleans 2012
  • Safety Committee Chair, School of Nursing Fall 2012
  • National Student Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

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