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Dr. Diana Martinez Dolan, Assistant Professor and LAN Program Coordinator

Diana Martinez Dolan, PhD, MSN, CNML, RN

Dr. Diana Martinez Dolan earned an Associate’s degree in Nursing Science from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. She completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing Leadership (MSN) from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in 2007. In 2008, she completed a post Master’s certification in Healthcare Administration also through Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Dr. Martinez Dolan continued her education by completing a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) with an emphasis in nursing science and education from Texas Woman’s University at the Houston Medical Center. Dr. Martinez Dolan was named a GAANN fellow as a student at Texas Woman’s University. Her dissertational research focused on barriers and facilitators towards success concerning baccalaureate nursing students in a traditional program. Currently, she is researching nursing faculty retention and flourishment.

Dr. Martinez Dolan has worked and taught in diverse areas of nursing throughout her career. Her experience includes pediatric ICU nurse, geriatric psychiatric nursing, post anesthesia care unit, surgical preadmission, preadmitting coordinator, patient intake coordinator, systems nurse researcher for a six-hospital system, and other management positions before nursing academia. Dr. Martinez Dolan began her academic experience as a clinical assistant professor while completing her MSN in Leadership. Dr. Dolan taught at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi for 10 years, coordinating nursing leadership didactic classes as well as clinical components. She has taught face-to-face, online, and hybrid classes as a didactic course coordinator and clinical instructor across higher education levels. Levels of nursing taught include BSN, RN/BSN, and MSN levels. Her teaching specialties includes Leadership/Administration, community nursing, and nurse educator classes at the MSN level.

Dr. Martinez Dolan is a member of Sigma Theta Tau international nursing honor society, American Nursing Association, Texas Nurses Association, National League of Nursing, International Association of Latino Nursing Faculty, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, and several community organizations. Dr. Martinez Dolan holds a national certification as a Certified Nurse Manager Leader. She is active in her community and personal interests include mentoring non-traditional students and working towards affordable housing for everyone.

  • Faculty retention specifically concerning minorities and nursing.
  • Nursing faculty and students work life balance