UTEP Nursing Professor Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Last Updated on February 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published February 04, 2019
By UC Staff
UTEP School of Nursing Professor Diane B. Monsivais, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles.
Monsivais, director of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program for Nursing Education, is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the nursing profession.
“Receiving this honor symbolizes the many wonderful and supportive colleagues who have provided professional opportunities for me throughout my career, and I am grateful to each one of them,” Monsivais said.
Since joining UTEP in 1998, Monsivais has taught across the School of Nursing’s curriculum in the traditional undergraduate program, the RN to BSN program, the MSN program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
With extensive expertise in chronic pain, nursing education and faculty development, Monsivais has contributed numerous research articles and abstracts to scholarly publications and presented her work at local, state and national conferences. She also serves as editor of the international journal Research and Theory for Nursing Practice.
Among her many accolades, Monsivais was inducted into the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) prestigious Academy of Nursing Education in 2018. She was awarded the Wakefield Endowed Professorship in Health Sciences in 2015.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Monsivais served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps for nine years. She has a master’s degree in nursing from UTEP and a Ph.D. from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.