Nursing
Faculty & Staff
Dia D. Campbell-Detrixhe
Associate Professor of Nursing

Email: ddcampbelldetrixhe@okcu.edu
Office: NSW 114
Phone: (405) 208-5955
Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, PhD, RN, FNGNA, CNE, FCN joined the Kramer School of Nursing in fall of 2009. She began her professional nursing career in 1986 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Choosing a career in nursing has provided her numerous opportunities, challenges, personal and professional growth, and the determination to succeed. For the past 28 years, she has had the unique opportunity to work in a variety of nursing specialty areas including rehabilitation, medical/surgical, orthopedics, psychiatry, and gerontology; to serve as an Officer of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps; to pursue a master’s degree in Nursing Education with an emphasis in Gerontology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science from Texas Woman’s University; and to teach in the profession of nursing as a nurse educator. Dr. Campbell-Detrixhe began her teaching career at Redlands Community College in 1994-2004 as a nurse educator and sophomore course coordinator. In 2004, she accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University’s School of Nursing; she was promoted to Associate Professor of Nursing in 2006 and became the Director of the RN/BS Program in Graduate and Professional Studies during that same year. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Oklahoma Nurses Association, the National Gerontological Nursing Association, the Oklahoma Gerontological Nursing Association, Southern Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, Faith Community Nursing Oklahoma, Faith Community Nurses International, and is a Fellow of the National Gerontological Nursing Association. Her awards include Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Golden Key International Honour Society, The National Scholars Honor Society, and Who’s Who Among Graduate Students in American Universities and Colleges. In 2010, Dr. Campbell-Detrixhe was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Areawide Aging Agency. Dr. Campbell-Detrixhe is married to C.W. Detrixhe, an Information Technology Consultant. They have two dogs and one cat. For fun, Dr. Campbell-Detrixhe enjoys being outside working in the yard, planting flowers, and reading.

Areas of Research:
Caring for an Aging Population:
  • Exploring the experiences of advanced practice nurses in geriatrics who have chosen to work with the elderly and why they continue to do that
  • Use of humor and laughter
  • Centenarians

    Care giving Issues:
  • Long-term family care giving and their access and utilization patterns and preferences of long-term care programs and services.
  • Spousal care giving
  • Adult day care