Diane Welsh head shot

Dean, Young School of Nursing

College Hall 115
Department SON Administration

Mailing Address

Regis College box 10

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    For the past ten years, Diane has served in many roles at Regis including nursing faculty, course coordinator, program director, associate dean of nursing and most recently, interim dean of nursing. She has contributed to Regis in myriad ways with the development of the part-time BS and accelerated BS nursing programs, the preceptor program for final semester nursing students and the Dedicated Education Unit at the West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Hospital. She is a member of many local and national associations including the Department of Higher Education Nurse of the Future Committee (currently serving as co-chair), Massachusetts Action Coalition, Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives, Society of Pediatric Nurses National Health Policy Committee, Massachusetts National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the Massasoit Community College Advisory Board. She is currently an accreditor and site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Regis College

    Post-Master's Certificate, Nursing Education, Framingham State College

    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Boston College

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Boston University

    Awards Honors

    iPad Initiative Grant, 2012

    QSEN Faculty Scholar, 2011

    Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) Program, 2010, Traineeship in Advocacy, awarded by the Society of Pediatric Nurses

    Kaneb Grant for the Development of a Senior Preceptor Program, 2009

    Sroczynski, M., A. Hays, H. Chisholm, J. Russo, P. Collins, L. Schoen, M. Tobin, and D. Welsh. 2012. "What Preceptors are Saying: One State’s Perspective." Nurse Leader, 50-53.;

    Sterling, Y., D. M. Welsh and N. Fogg. 2011. "Impact of the Economy on Children with Special Health Care Needs." Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 489-493.

    Welsh, D. M. Contributor, July 2010. Nurse of the Future Competency Document. Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

    Cronin, D. M. and B. Saacke. 1977. Factors in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Boston: Boston University Press.

    Welsh, D.M. May 2010. “The Impact of the Economy on Children.” Pre-conference Workshop at the Annual Convention of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Orlando, Florida.

    Welsh, D.M. July 2009. “Precepting Nursing Students in the Final Year.” All day workshop for RNs at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Massachusetts.

    Welsh, D.M. May 2009. “Cultural Competence in Care of Children.” Presented at the Annual Convention of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Atlanta, Georgia.