Diane Schadewald, DNP, RNC, WHNP, FNP, Clinical Assistant Professor

Diane Schadewald joined AVA this past year. She and another member, Polly Hulme, presented a poster on Integrating Competencies for Exposure to Violence and Abuse into Advanced Practice Nursing Education and Patient Care at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty's annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina this April. The poster provided an introduction to the competencies needed for health systems, academic systems and health professionals that were introduced by AVA during the April 2011 meeting. The poster was well received and materials provided by AVA, including the COLEVA diagram, were distributed.

Diane is a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing. She began teaching there in 2004 and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor. Diane has been certified both as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner since 1993 and maintains a faculty practice at University of Minnesota Physician's Primary Care Clinic. Her Bachelor of Science is from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, her Masters of Science in Nursing is from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice is from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Scholarly work has focused on violence prevention, health promotion, teaching and learning, disease prevention and patient safety. Her work includes a soon to be published fourth edition of the text book Women's Health: A Primary Care Clinical Guide that was originally edited by Ellis Quinn Youngkin and Marcia Davis. She has edited this new edition with a colleague, Catherine Juve. The consequences of ACEs are introduced in the chapter of the text on growth and development. Also, a recommendation to include an assessment for ACEs is included in the chapter on assessing adult women's health, as well as recommending routine use of other assessment tools that screen for violence and abuse. This text has been widely used in the past for women's health programs in many nurse practitioner educational programs and hopefully will be again with the release of this new edition.