LaRochelle, Diane Racine was born on January 21, 1945 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Adelard Joseph and Helen (Tarka) Racine. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, U. Connecticut, 1967, Master of Science, 1973, Doctor of Philosophy, 1978.
Staff nurse obstetrics and newborn nursery United States Navy Civil Service, Quonset Naval Air Station, Rhode Island, 1967-1968, W.W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, 1968.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University Connecticut, 1967. Master of Science, University Connecticut, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1978.
Staff nurse obstetrics and newborn nursery United States Navy Civil Service, Quonset Naval Air Station, Rhode Island, 1967—1968, W.W. Backus Hospital, Norwich, 1968. Staff nurse medicine and surgery Manchester Memorial Hospital, Connecticut, 1968—1969, director hospital research, 1969, assistant director in-service nursing education, 1969—1970, director in-service nursing education, 1970—1972. Director nursing service Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, 1972—1974.
Lecturer nursing University Connecticut School Nursing, Storrs, 1976—1979, assistant professor nursing, 1979—1981, director nursing administration major graduate nursing program, 1979—1981, associate dean undergraduate nursing program, 1980—1982, associate professor nursing, 1981—1982. Associate professor nursing, director graduate nursing program, head graduate program nursing administration major University Massachusetts, 1982—1985. Accreditation site visitor National League Nursing, New York City, 1981—1989.
Nursing administration consultant Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, 1985, Memorial Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida, 1986—1987, Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York, 1988—1990, Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, 1990—1992. Professor J. Hillis Miller Health Center University Florida College Nursing, Gainesville, 1985—1992, head nursing administration, 1988—1992. Professor, chairperson medical nursing Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, since 1992.
Associate vice president Medical Hospital, since 1993. Curriculum consultant Various Organizations.
Board directors Coventry Public Health Nursing Association, 1976—1980. Member, first health care nursing education delegate People to People Citizens Ambassador Program to Peoples, China, 1981. Group leader Japanese-American Seminar, Clinical Issues Oncology, 1987, Russian-American Seminar, Clinical Issues Oncology, 1988.
Member of Oncology Nursing Society, Midwest Nursing Research Society, American Organization Nurse Executives, Central Lions Club (Chicago), Sigma Xi, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Lambda Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau (grantee).