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Nursing educator

Diane Wind Wardell, American nursing educator. Achievements include development of pacifier for low birth weight infants. Recipient technical development award Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1987; grantee, 1989, Hermann Hospital, 1994.


Wardell, Diane Wind was born on December 16, 1948 in Buffalo. Daughter of Edwin Robert and Amelta Marie (Klein) Wind.


Student, Villanova University, 1970. Bachelor of science in nursing, St. John College, Cleveland, 1973. Master of Science, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Women's University, 1990.


Instructor obstetrics-gynecology. nursing, Sharon (Pennsylvania) General Hospital, 1977-1982;teaching assistant, State University of New York, 1983;assistant professor nursing, Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, 1984-1985;assistant professor nursing, Houston Baptist U., 1985-1986;obstetrics-gynecology. nurse practitioner, Hermann Hospital, Houston, 1986-1989;obstetrics-gynecology. nurse practitioner, Covenant House, Houston, 1987;associate professor, University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, since 1986. Adjunct assistant professor M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, since 1989, University Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, 1990-1992.


  • Achievements include development of pacifier for low birth weight infants.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to nursing journals.


Member Association Women's Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing, American Academy Nurse Practitioners, Texas Nurse Practitioners, Cooperative Nurse Healers, Southern Council Nurse Researchers, Sigma Xi, Sigma Theta Tau.


Married William Wallace Wardell, August 22, 1969. Children: Tristan, Colleen, Evan.

Edwin Robert Wind

Amelta Marie (Klein) Wind

William Wallace Wardell

Tristan Wardell

Colleen Wardell

Evan Wardell