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Allentown, PA
December 27, 2020

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Dr. Diane Knudsen, DHA, FNP-BC, ENP-BC

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Saylorsburg, PA 183**-***-*** 4387 cell

Self-motivated, doctoral prepared Nurse Practitioner with progressive healthcare leadership and clinical experience seeks a dynamic healthcare environment. I have successfully started new service lines, redesigned patient care services, developed electronic medical records, quality indicators and revenue producing services yielding budget positive outcomes. Published in emergency preparedness and has six sigma experience.


Post-Masters-Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 12/2011

Doctorate in Health Administration, Central Michigan University, 8/2005

Masters in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adelphi University, 12/1996

Masters in Health Administration, Central Michigan University, 12/1991

Baccalaureate in Nursing, Pace University, 1/1985

Diploma in Nursing, Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing, 6/1978


Nurse Practitioner - New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York

Registered Nurse - New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York


Schumacher Group – Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department

Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940, (01/2020 –present) 374 beds, 77000 visits annually

•Plans, implements, assist and directs patient care for emergency department patients

TeamHealthEast-Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department

POCONO MEDICAL CENTER- Lehigh Valley Hospital, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301(08/2013 to 10/2019) 230 beds 65000 ER visits annually,

•Plans, implements, assist and directs patient care for emergency department patients

Director – Critical Care, Step Down, (4/2007-12/2007) Hospital informatics and disaster preparedness committees. EMR development - nursing documentation/ physician orders (professional growth)

80 FTE’s 6 million budget

ENVISION PHYSICIAN SERVICES - GNADEN HUETTEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL –St. Luke’s Health System 211 N 12th St, Lehighton, PA 18235 (02/2018- 11/2019) 99 beds, 24,000 ER visits

COMMONWEALTH HEALTH SYSTEM, (04/2008-12/2013) Nurse Practitioner Emergency Medicine

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, 575 N. River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764. 447 beds, 57000 ER visits annually

TeamHealthEast- Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department

ApolloMD- Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department

•Plans, implements, assist and directs patient care for emergency department patients.

CONSULTANT (1/2005 - 7/2007) Continuing education, redesign of nursing services, mock JCAHO surveys .

•JCAHO preparation, redesign of Cardiothoracic Nursing clinical and education service.

•Developed/ implemented new education and orientation programs.

EASTON HOSPITAL, Easton, PA 18042 (06/2004 to 02/2005) Director of Emergency Department, Critical Care, Intermediate Care 369 beds, 40000 ER visits annually, 170 FTE’s, 15 million dollar budget (professional growth)

•Improved ER Press-Ganey scores 33% in 1 quarter

SOUTH NASSAU COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL, Oceanside, NY, 11572 (09/2003-06/2004) ER Administrative Coordinator, Trauma Coordinator, Bioterrorism/Disaster Management Coordinator 330 beds,65000 ER visit annually 85 FTE’s, 9 million dollar budget (relocation)

• Reinstituted Level II Trauma program

• Opened new ER

• Represented hospital on local, state and regional levels for trauma

MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER, Brooklyn, NY 11219 (04/1997-09/2003), Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology, 705 beds, 86000 ER visits annual (complete doctorate)

•First Nurse Practitioner for EPS Lab, Cardiac Cath Lab, Interventional Cardiology, Stress Labs.

•Planned care/managed fast track chest pain, cardiac catheterization lab, stress lab, EPS lab, CHF patients.

•Started new service for electrophysiology lab, fast track chest pain, CHF outpatient

•Developed EMRs and billing requirements.

•Participated in Magnet team for cardiovascular nursing.

CLARA MAAS MEDICAL CENTER, Belleville, NJ 07109 (03/1993-03/1994) Nurse Manager, Emergency Department, 465 beds, 30000 ER visits annually, 65 FTE’s, 4 million dollar budget (returned to school-NP)

•Redesigned Emergency Department job descriptions.

•Created new emergency department staffing patterns which increased the continuity of nursing services, decreased overtime expenses, and eliminated agency usage. Total savings over one quarter approximately $250,000.

•Revised item and level billing system: yielded significant increase in billing with budget neutral

•Improved Emergency Department Customer Service ratings in Press-Ganey by 33%.

•Actively participated in clinical redesign programs decreasing turn-around time to approximately two hours.

•Decreased patient hold time

•Implemented pro-rated billing system for admitted holding patients in the emergency department; results included significant revenue increases, budget positive and decreased patient waiting times for beds.

•Validated billing charges for DRG and Quality Improvement compliance.

•Developed and Implemented pro-rated billing system for admitted holding patients yield was significant revenue increases, budget positive

CABRINI MEDICAL CENTER, New York, NY 10003 (03/1991-12/1992) Emergency Department Clinical Instructor, 200 beds, 15000 ER visits annually (hospital closed)

•Participated in disaster preparedness drills.

•Develops / implements continuing education, orientation and competency programs for nursing and paramedics.

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF BROOKLYN, INC. Brooklyn, NY 11229 (06/1990-03/1991) Nursing Education Director, 120 beds, 5000 ER visits annually(hospital defaulted)

•Redesigned Nursing service job descriptions - yielded improved quality of patient care.

•Designed, developed and implemented orientation, continuing education programs, competency programs

•Initiated program site for ACLS, BCLS and Child Abuse Identification programs.

•Lectures to community groups

•Redesigned entire critical care service - Design team member for new intensive care unit

•Computerized Nursing Administration.

•Performed as Acting VP of Nursing, Acting Director of Quality Improvement, Acting Nurse Recruiter.

•Developed and implemented Unit based Quality Improvement Monitors, core competencies

•Implemented revenue-producing, comprehensive continuing education program

CONEY ISLAND HOSPITAL - HHC, Brooklyn, NY11235 (01/1985-12/1990) Supervisor, Emergency Department, 615 beds, 75000 ER visits annually, 95 FTE’s (professional growth)

•Created new emergency department staffing patterns which increased the continuity of nursing services.

•Designed and implemented continuing education programs (triage & trauma),competency programs

•Directed patient care for adult, pediatric and psychiatric emergency departments, IV Team/PICC line

Adjunct Faculty

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY, East Stroudsburg, PA (08/2008-02/2009) Nursing Faculty

UMDNJ School of Medicine, Instructor, (06/1993- 07/2004) ACLS, BCLS, PALS instructor

DC37, New York, NY (01/1988-12/1996), CPR/First Aid Instructor, Cardiovascular/Diabetes Program Developer/Coordinator Designed and implemented diabetic and cardiovascular program for union members. These persons experienced better control of their medical conditions while participating in the program.


Nurse Practitioner Consortium - Co-founder

Developed and provided educational resources to Nursing and Mid-level practitioners, NYS approved programs


Knudsen, D. (2005). Emergency Preparedness in the Community. Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism (volume II): A Community of Organizations: Responsibilities and Collaboration Among All Sectors of Society. Westport, CT. Praeger Publishing Group.

Knudsen, D. (2005). Emergency Preparedness In The Community: Does A Scorecard Assist Our Level of Readiness? Doctoral Dissertation, Central Michigan University.

Knudsen, D., Johnson, J.A., Jr., Ph.D.; Ledlow, G.R., Ph.D.; Barbisch, D., DHA; Binns, E, Ph.D. (February, 2007). Emergency Preparedness In The Community: Does A Scorecard Assist Our Level of Readiness? EMS Magazine


AHA ECC sub-committee, Committee member (1991-1993) Developed AHA ACLS protocols and guidelines as ECC committee member

NYC EMS Disaster Committee, Chairperson (1989-1990), Committee Member (1987-1988) Developed and implemented guidelines for NYC Disaster Committee – South Brooklyn, Developed, planned and participated in county and local disaster drills.

ENA - South Brooklyn Chapter - Education Chair (1987-1988) planned educational activities for ENA chapter


ANCC Emergency Nurse Practitioner certification (2017-present)

ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner (2012-present)

ANCC Adult Nurse Practitioner certification (2007-2017),

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) provider (2013-present)

Critical Care Nurse Certified, (CCRN), (1981-2008)

Certified Emergency Nurse, (CEN), (1987-2018)

Trauma Nurse Certified, TNCC Provider, (1989-1997)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, (ACLS), Instructor, (1989-2010). Provider, (1979-present)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support, (PALS), Instructor (1991-2001) and Provider, (1991-present)

Basic Life Support, (BCLS), Instructor, (1987-2010), Provider, (1976-present)

First Aid, Instructor, 1988-2000, Provider, (1988-2005)

New York State Child Abuse and Identification Instructor, (1990-1994)

New York State Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT-B), with defibrillation (1983- 2005)

New York State Emergency Medical Technician Instructor (1990 – 2005)

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