Diane Ackall Hawley

Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Coordinator
of Nurse Educator Program

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, New Mexico State University, 1998
  • M.S., Texas Woman’s University, 1988
  • B.S.N., Harris College of Nursing-Texas Christian University, 1981

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Graduate Level
    • NURS 60783 Teaching Practicum
    • NURS 60733 Evaluation in Nsg Education
    • NDNP 88083 Advanced Project
    • NDNP 82283 Advanced Practicum I & II
    • NURS 60030 Professional Project
    • NURS 60513 CNS Concepts II
    • NURS 60583 CNS Practicum II
    • NURS 60713 Learning & Instruction in Nursing Education                                         
  • Undergraduate Level
    • NURS 40114 Concepts: Adult Nursing II
    • NURS 30063 Global Perspectives in Health: Geneva/London

Areas of Interest in Research or Professional Practice

  • Critical Thinking
  • Nursing Education
  • Gerontology
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Systematic Reviews

Certifications and Recognitions

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist Medical-Surgical Nursing credentialed by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Registered Nurse licensure
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Healthcare Provider
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider/Instructor
  • Critical Care Nurse Specialist Certification (CCNS) awarded by American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Human Participant Protections Education for Research Team Certificate of Completion
  • CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Professional Affiliations

  • National League for Nurses 2011-present
  • American Nurses Association, 2006-present
  • Texas Nurses Association, 2006-present
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1985-present
    • National Board Advisory Team member  2002-2003
    • AACN El Paso Chapter, President, 1991-1992
    • AACN San Antonio Chapter, 1985-1990
    • AACN San Antonio Chapter, President, 1989-1990
    • AACN San Antonio Chapter, President Elect, 1988-1989
    • AACN Fort Worth Chapter, President-Elect, 1984-1985
    • AACN Fort Worth Chapter 2006-2009
    • AACN Fort Worth Chapter, NTI Local Arrangements Chair, 1984-1985
    • AACN Fort Worth Chapter, Community Service Chair, 1983-1984
  • American Heart Association Board Member, El Paso, 1998
  • American Heart Association Fort Worth Nursing Education Task Force, 1985-1986
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) 2000-present
  • NACNS abstract reviewer for 2003 conference
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Kappa Chapter, Recording Secretary, 1996-1998
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Alpha Chapter, Treasurer 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Various Chapters, 1981-present

Professional Service

  • Jimmy Carter Habitat Build in Fort Worth, Fall 2014
  • Coordinator of the Interprofessional Code Simulation between UNTHSC and TCU-Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2103
  • Safe Communities Fort Worth Steering Committee-Fall 2011-present
    • Domestic Violence task force member-Coordinator for CE offering to ED and Maternal/Child Nurses on screening for domestic violence
  • Once a month Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program attendance with my therapy dog London, George C. Clark Elementary & Lakewood Elementary School 2013-present
  • My therapy dog London attended Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital’s Palliative Care Wellness Retreat
  • Regular visitor with my therapy dog London to Stonegate Nursing Home  Fall 2012
  • Cook Children’s Clinical Scholars Review subcommittee member May 2012
  • SGNA Nurse Fellowship Training Program Weighing in on the Evidence  Feb 2012, Feb 2013
  • Guest speaker for TCU Wellness luncheon program, Feb  2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, arranged for CPR at luncheon Feb 2013
  • Safe Communities Fort Worth Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault task force, 2011-present
  • Safe Communities Fort Worth Steering Committee Fall 2011-present
  • Participant in Magnet Community Partners meeting at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano  Spring 2011
  • Keynote speaker for North Hills Hospital Certified Nurses Day Celebration  Spring 2011
  • TWU preceptor, mentor for Master’s Nursing Education student Briyana Morrell  Spring 2011
  • Spoke at Junior League History Club on Heart Failure  Fall 2010
  • Fort Worth Kiwanis Golden K club speaker on Heart Failure  4/8/10
  • Guest speaker for TCU Wellness luncheon program titled Heart Failure-An Achy Breaky Heart  2/3/10
  • Parish nurse speaker at University Christian Church titled Heart Failure-An Achy Breaky Heart  1/10
  • Participated in flu shot clinic at University Christian Church  Sept 2009, Oct 2010, Oct 2011
  • Jacob’s Journey (Hypertension program for men) Program speaker as a Parish Nurse for University Christian Church  Sept 2009
  • AACN Greater Fort Worth Chapter consultant-2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • JPS American Heart Association Heart Walk team captain  9/07
  • Coordinated a medical ethics seminar at University Christian Church 2/07
  • Speaker for Women’s Health Series at University Christian Church  2/04. 2/08
    Parish Nurse  University Christian Church  2003-present
  • Career Day volunteer/speaker about the Nursing profession at Smithfield Middle School (BISD) 11/02, 11/03
  • Student Nurse Association (SNA) faculty advisor—2001-2003
  • Red Cross Volunteer 1999-2000
  • Volunteer for BISD vision and hearing screening Fall 1998 & 1999
  • Health Education task force chair, Richland Hills Christian Church

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Systematic Review HCNHS Center for Evidence Based Practice & Research Fall 2014
  • Harris College of Nursing and Health Science Dean’s Teaching Award nominee Fall 2013
  • Texas Christian University Wassenich Mentoring Award-Fall 2013
  • May 2012 Honors Laureate faculty chosen for hooding three honors students
  • TCU Panhellenic 2011 Outstanding Faculty of the Year
  • Phi Beta Delta Society (Study Abroad Honor Society) –Beta Epsilon Chapter Induction-Fall 2009
  • TCU SNA Preferred Professor award 5/08
  • TCU Mortar Board Preferred Professor 11/07
  • Elected Marshall for graduating nursing student’s pinning ceremony  S03, F03, S04, F04, S05, S06, F06, S07, F08 S09, S10, F11, S11, F12, S13, F13, F14
  • Ruth Eloise Sperry Teaching Excellence Award—TCU/Harris College of Nursing Alumni Association Award, Oct 2002. October 2011
  • Texas Nurses Association, Districts Three and Four and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Nurse Administrators Forum—Dallas-Fort Worth Great One Hundred Nurses Inductee for 2001
  • Outstanding Professor of the Year 1998-1999 by HCN SNA students