Diana Drake, DNP, MSN APRN WHNP
School of Nursing University of MN
Dr. Diana Drake is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Specialty Coordinator of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She is the Program Director and WHNP for Integrative Women's Health at Women's Health Specialists Clinic and holds faculty appointments at the UMN Medical School and the Center for Spirituality and Healing. She completed a two-year fellowship with the Program in Integrative Medicine 2008, University of AZ. Her work focuses in health care and systems change regarding gender, race, health policy and social justice issues.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Finding Interprofessional practice (IPP) learning environments for healthcare students in community-based clinics can be challenging. One solution is to create the experiences through faculty and student innovative partnerships that can promote an interprofessional relationship alliance which benefits students, the development and evolvement of interprofessional curriculum, and educational institutions. In 2016, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Quality Improvement (QI) project, completed at a university academic health center for women, resulted in an embedded IPP course curriculum, a…
Promoting the Use of Aromatherapy to Decrease Anxiety and Patient Perception of Pain During a Gynecologic Procedure: An Integrative Interprofessional Therapy Quality Improvement Intervention
The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project is to implement a system for clinic staff and providers to promote, support, and document the use of lavender aromatherapy to reduce anxiety and pain perception, as an option for patients experiencing an intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. Despite the safety, economic benefit, and proven effectiveness of essential oils, there remains a practice gap in consistently offering it as an integrative option in the healthcare setting. Interprofessional collaboration among staff members at a gynecology clinic led to the development of five…