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Diane Bridge, EdD, EdS, MSN, BSN

Chair, Residential Pre-Licensure Programs | Professor, School of Nursing


  • Doctor of Education, Liberty University, 2017
  • Education Specialist, Liberty University, 2013
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1993


Dr. Bridge graduated from Liberty University of Pennsylvania in 1993 with her BSN and her MSN in 2006 from University of Phoenix.  In 2013, she completed her EdS degree from Liberty University and obtained her Doctorate in Education from Liberty University in 2017. Her dissertation was titled Attitudes Towards Care of Dying Patients Among Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Pre-Licensure Nursing Students At A Christian University While Controlling For Religiosity. She has a background in med-surg and telemetry nursing and enjoys teaching both online and residential students. Dr. Bridge enjoys engaging with future nursing students and their families during recruitment events and loves working with students across the programs, teaching them how to use nursing as a ministry.

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association
  • Virginia Nurses Association
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Courses Taught

  • NURS 221  Fundamentals in Nursing
  • NURS 417  Crisis Nursing
  • NURS 489  Leadership in Nursing
  • NURS 491  Nursing Management
  • NURS 502  Nursing Theory/Advanced Practice
  • NURS 784  Assessment & Accreditation for  Nursing Programs

Publications (peer-reviewed articles)

  • Brown, K., Humphreys, H., Whorley, E., and Bridge, D. (2018) Ready to Care? Student Nurse Perceptions of Spiritual Care Education. Journal of Christian Nursing (2019)
  • Attitudes towards care of dying patients among Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior pre-licensure nursing students at Christian university while accounting for religiosity (2017)

Research Interests

  • Spirituality in Nursing
  • Nursing as Ministry
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