Didactic Adjunct Faculty
- NUR 355: Pediatric Nursing
Dianna Hacker-Taylor is an experienced pediatric nurse, nurse practitioner and nursing faculty member. She holds national certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care and as a family nurse practitioner. Ms. Hacker-Taylor graduated from Northern Kentucky University with an Associate Degree in Nursing and went on to complete a Baccalaureate degree as well. She completed her RN to BSN program at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio. Graduate degrees include a Master of Science degree in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati and a post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner studies at Western Kentucky University. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau at both universities. Ms. Hacker-Taylor is currently completing her DNP degree in organizational leadership from Eastern Kentucky University. Her DNP project will focus in improving asthma self-management in adolescents. Experience includes working as a Registered Nurse in the newborn nursery and post-partum units at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pediatric nursing experience obtained at Cincinnati Children’s hospital working in the emergency department as well as from working on medical-surgical units. Pediatric nurse practitioner experience includes working in a school-based clinic for Boone County Kentucky schools and as a provider for Mercy Health in Urbana Ohio. Ms. Hacker-Taylor worked as an Assistant Nursing Professor and has taught the pediatric nursing curriculum at Berea College.
Ms. Hacker-Taylor resides in Somerset, Kentucky with her husband and very well-loved Shih-Tzu.