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About Diane A. Drake, PhD, RN

I have had the privilege to consult as the Nurse Research Scientist at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA since 2003. Nurse fatigue quickly became a focused research interest supported by a small team of hospital nurse leaders who understood the potential adverse effects of long work shifts, and wanted to better understand hospital nurse fatigue and investigate fatigue risk management strategies. Ultimately, my investigation of hospital nurse fatigue is about supporting the important work of hospital nurses with the purpose of making fatigue risk management a reality.


Nurse Scientist, Providence Providence Mission Hospital

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests


2016 - 2017 Pilot Awards Program, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science; University of California, Irvine
National Institute for Health
Role: Invited Reviewer
2016 - 2016 The Efficacy of a Spirituality and Spiritual Care Educational Intervention to Enhance Spiritual Care by Nurses in the Community Hospital Setting
Azusa Pacific University
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Cheryl Westlake
2008 - 2010 Helping Smokers Quit
Centers for Disease Control
Role: Collaborator
Colleague(s): Linda Sarna
2001 - 2004 Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
National Institute for Nursing Research - T32 NR07088
T32 Training Grant: Nursing Research Training Program in Symptom Management
1995 - 1997 Texas Woman’s University Doctoral Research Project
National Institute for Health - #AG-06945
Aerobics Research Institute study of the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Chair, Patient and Family Advisory Council, Mission Hospital
2009 - Present Virginia Henderson Fellow, Sigma Theta Tau International
2005 - Present Member, American Society of Preventive Oncology
1997 - Present Member, American Nurses' Association
1982 - Present Member, Oncology Nursing Society
1980 - Present Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Baylor University School of Nursing, 2017
  • Values in Action Excellence Award, Mission Hospital, 2010 and 2012
  • American Cancer Society National Doctoral Scholarship Recipient, 1996-1997
  • Oncology Nursing Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Recipient, 1996-1997
  • Komen Foundation and the ONS/ Zeneca Pharmaceuticals National Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Education, 1994


1997 PhD, Texas Woman's University ‐ Nursing
1980 MN, University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Nursing
1977 BSN, Baylor University ‐ Nursing

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