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Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, Ph.D., RN, FNGNA, CNE, FCN

Director of Research and Scholarship & Professor



Dr. Campbell-Detrixhe began her professional nursing career in 1986. She has worked in a variety of nursing specialty areas, served as an Officer of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps, and has taught at Redlands Community College as a tenured educator and Southern Nazarene University as an Associate Professor. In 2009, she joined KSN, teaching in the RN-BSN and graduate programs. She is a member of ONA/ANA, CGNA, STTI, FCNA-OK, FCNI, and is a Fellow of the NGNA. She has published her research in various peer-reviewed nursing journals, presented at numerous conferences, and is currently serving on several editorial review boards.

Education and National Certifications

  • 2011: PhD in Nursing Science – Texas Woman’s University – Denton, TX
  • 2011: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • 1997: MSN – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • 1986: BSN – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Teaching Interest

  • Nursing Research
  • Successful Aging/Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Community Health

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Caring for an Aging Population
  • Use of humor and laughter
  • Spousal caregiving
  • Adult Day Care
  • GRIT and the Nurse Educator

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • The National Scholars Honor Society
  • Fellow of the Faculty Teaching Academy
  • Distinguished Award in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success Recognition of Service Award
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