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Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor
Diana Baptiste
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A registered nurse for more than 15 years, Diana Baptiste specializes in cardiovascular health care and prevention in underserved populations. She has focused her scholarship on translating evidence-based practice to improve self-care behaviors among adults living with heart failure. She recently expanded her clinical practice to the Johns Hopkins Hospital adult emergency department, where she serves as an evidence-based practice nurse consultant, guiding the development of quality improvement projects and publications for the department. She has presented nationally, internationally and published peer-reviewed papers in areas of heart failure and cultural humility. Dr. Baptiste teaches in courses across all levels of the pre-licensure nursing program. She is currently serving as the President of the Nu Beta chapter for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion.  

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Cardiovascular health, emergency medicine, health disparities

Additional Resources

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  • Publications

    Baptiste, D. Davidson, P.M., Groff Paris, L., Becker, K., Magloire, T., Taylor, L. "Feasibility Study of a Nurse-Led Heart Failure Education Program." (In press). Contemporary Nurse.

    Foronda, C., Baptiste, D., Ousman, K., & Reinholdt, M. "Cultural Humility: A Concept Analysis." 2016. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 27(3) 210-217.

    Donnelly-Strozzo, M & Baptiste, D. Atypical Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction Associated with Coronary Risk Factors.  2015. Contemporary Clinic, 1(3) 17-19.

    Abshire, M., Xu, J., Baptiste, D., Cummings, A., Almansa, J., Xu, J. Andrews, M., & Dennison-Himmelfarb. "Nutritional Interventions in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of the Literature."  2015. Journal of Cardiac Failure, S1071-9164(15)01128-8.

    Baptiste, D., & Shaefer, J. "Online Module to Assure Success as Pre-Licensure Nursing Students Transition to Professional Practice." 2015. Quarterly Review of Distance Education. 16 (4). P 1-5: ISSN 1528 3518

  • Research
    • Heart failure
    • Cultural humility
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Emergency medicine
    • Public health
  • Awards and Honors

    2016 Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medicine/ Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Selected Participant

    2016 Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection: Influencing Change through Leadership, Indianapolis, Indiana, Selected Career Advisor

    2015 Best Abstract Award–International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing, 2nd Place

    2015 Discovering Leadership for the Future: An Academic Leadership Academy, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Selected Participant

    2015 Maryland Faculty Academy for Simulation Teaching (MFAST 2.0), Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Selected Participant

    2012 Louise Cavagnaro Endowed Scholarship, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    2010 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

    1999 Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship, Helene Fuld College of Nursing