Higher Education Consulting -        Help with all your nursing & allied health program needs!
Dianna Danced Scherlin RN, DNP, CAGS, MS, BS
1400 E. Ocean Blvd, # 1105, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: Cellular: 913-558-5141 Home: 562-901-0066
  • 15+ years’ experience in Senior Academic Management as CAO, Provost,
       Dean, Corporate Director
  • 12+ years’ experience in Private for Profit sector
  • 19+ years’ experience in higher education
  • 15+ years’ experience in achieving metrics, setting and meeting benchmarks, leadership
  • 10+ years in-depth accreditation & regulatory compliance experience
  • 15+ years successful leadership in higher education and nursing problem solving
  • Experienced in both on-ground, on-line education delivery, multi campus and travel
  •  Senior level nursing program leadership/management to facilitate organization
        success & change
  • Extensive experience in developing/founding new educational tracts and programs
  • Experience with online including blended format (hybrid)
  • Strong ability to create, develop, write, revise policy, procedures, practices,
       products & services
  • Many year's experience in working with diversity in student and faculty groups
  • Successful coaching, mentoring, and team building skills
  • Highly skilled in human resources management of issues, personnel development
       & advancement, customer service and faculty development
  • Superior verbal, electronic and written communication skills
  • Expertise in budget management and lean management
  • Strong commitment to program integrity and ethical education practices
  • Doctoral prepared (education and practice); Masters prepared
      (education & administration/nursing)
Objective and Skill sets:
Expert experience as a leader, collaborator, team member and program builder to promote a highly successful community of learning in higher education.  Over 15 years of comprehensive experience working in senior academic management which has enabled me to acquire a unique combination of skill sets including strategic planning, project management, expansion and growth, teaching and health care delivery among other talents.  Leadership and transferable skills include: successful achievement of accreditation and new program approvals; new campus acquisition/opening; opening and management of online programs; managing personnel including hiring, delegating responsibility, coaching, managing conflict, development of talent, evaluation and discipline; assessment and evaluation; writing and editing documents such as self-studies, faculty by-laws, faculty handbooks, faculty orientation guides, institutional evaluation plans, assessment tools, etc.; setting and achieving goals; encouraging, empowering and motivating others; trouble shooting curriculum and student “pass rate” issues; and building organizational structure. I have the drive and determination to consistently achieve success as a leader, enjoy working in a fast paced environment and the skills to get the job done right.
Relevant Experience:
  • Nursing Educational Consultant
  • Chief Academic Officer/ Dean of the University & Dean of Nursing
  • Dean of Nursing
  • National Director of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Private Care Manager/ Personal Business Mgr.
  • Program Director/Department Chair/Professor
  • Campus Director / Professor/Director
  • Clinical Professor / Instructor
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Professor
  • Assistant Clinical Instructor
  • Case Manager/ Assistant Director
  • Nurse Manager/ House Supervisor,
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP; Western University of Health Sciences (2012)
  • Doctor of Education EdD (ABD) (CAGS) Vermont College/Union University
       (incomplete: 1998)
  • Master of Science MS (Nursing Administration/Education);
       University of Massachusetts (1995)
  • Baccalaureate of Science BS (Nursing); University of Massachusetts (1993)
  • Associate of Science AS (Nursing); New Hampshire Technical Institute (1982)
  • Diploma in Nursing; Thompson School (1979)
Publications: (recent)
  • Issues in Community-Based Care among Homeless Minorities- Journal of the National Black Nurses Association- July 2011
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