faculty name

Assistant Professor
DNP, Chamberlain University

Diane Kocisko

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of Clinical Education

DNP, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Chamberlain University
MSN, Nursing Education, Cleveland State University
BSN, Cleveland State University
NPD-BC, Nursing Professional Development- Board Certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center
CPN, Certified Pediatric Nurse through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification for Healthcare

Contact

(440) 826-8120
dkocisko@bw.edu

Diane Kocisko is an assistant professor of nursing at Baldwin Wallace University. She also serves as the coordinator of clinical education for the school of nursing. Her areas of expertise include pediatrics, leadership, nursing professional development and process improvement.

Prior to BW, Kocisko served as a director of nursing education and professional practice. In this role she had oversight of annual education and competency for a healthcare system. Kocisko also previously served as a quality specialist evaluating evidence-based practice and implementing organization-wide change projects to improve patient outcomes and maintain accreditation.

She previously held a position in nursing professional development with a focus on improving the competency of new graduate nurses. Her bedside nursing career was spent caring for children in the pediatric intensive care unit and in general pediatrics. She has co-authored a pediatric nursing textbook which received a 2019 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing.

Publications

Caballero, L. & Kocisko, D. M. (2019). Toddlers and preschoolers. In K. Rudd & D. M. Kocisko (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (2nd ed., pp.143-156). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Kocisko, D. M. & Diaz, M. (2019). Cultural, spiritual, and environmental influences on the child. In
K. Rudd & D. M. Kocisko (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (2nd ed., pp. 57-65) Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Kocisko, D.M. & Kohler, L. (2019). Issues and trends in pediatric nursing. In K. Rudd & D.M. Kocisko (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (2nd ed., pp. 3-9) Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Rudd, K. & Kocisko, D.M. (2019). Family dynamics and communicating with children and families. In K. Rudd & D. M. Kocisko (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (2nd ed., pp. 35-55) Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Rudd, K., & Kocisko, D.M. (2019). Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Caballero, L. & Kocisko, D.M. (2013). From toddlers to preschoolers. In K. Rudd & D. M. Kocisko (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (pp.141-159) Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Kocisko, D. M. (2013). Cultural, spiritual, and environmental influences on the child. In K. Rudd & D.M. Kocisko (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (pp. 57-65) Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Rudd, K., & Kocisko, D.M. (2013). Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Rudd, K., Kocisko, D.M., & Reiter, J. (2013). Family dynamics and communicating with children and families. In K. Rudd & D.M. Kocisko (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (pp.37-56) Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Kocisko, D. M. (2010). Choosing words carefully key when critiquing new recruits: A Nurse’s Journal. Cleveland.com, March 27, 2010.

Kocisko, D. M. (2010). Counselor, patient advocate, researcher, teacher—and nurse: A Nurse’s Journal. Cleveland.com, January 23, 2010.

Kocisko, D. M. (2009). Nature of the job means nurses share their patients’ joys, suffering: A Nurse’s Journal. Cleveland.com, December 12, 2009.

Presentations

Poster presentation at the QSEN International Forum "Standardizing Competency Evaluation with QSEN: A Cost Savings Approach" (2019).

Lecture presentation at the Ohio League for Nursing Meeting, "A Fresh Look at Competency" (2018).

Break-out session "CUSing about Therapeutic Duplication" presented at the TeamSTEPPS National Conference (2017).

Poster presentation at the Sixth Annual CE and Staff Development Educators Conference, "The coach facilitates engagement while the preceptor encourages passive learning" (2011).

Panel participant for the Ohio League for Nursing Meeting of the Northeast Region, "A 360 Degree View of the Challenges Facing Nursing Education Today" (2010).

Demonstration "Pediatric Skills Assessment" presented at the Metro Life Flight Critical Care Symposium, Cleveland, Ohio (2003).

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society for Nursing
Society of Pediatric Nurses
Ohio League for Nursing