Since 1982, Diane Skiba has taught nurses in the field of Nursing Informatics. Skiba is currently funded by a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing Advanced Nurse Education training grant to prepare nurses in the field of Informatics. This grant supports online master’s degree and post-master’s programs targeting educators and funds the I-Collaboratory, an innovative online community to support informatics learners.
Skiba was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). NACNEP advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Division of Nursing, including nurse workforce supply, education, and practice improvement.
Skiba writes a column on Emerging Technologies for the National League for Nursing’s Nursing Educational Perspectives journal. Skiba and her colleagues, Drs. Helen Connors (University of Kansas), Diane Billings and Pamela Jeffries (Indiana University), and Mary Anne Rizzolo (NLN) were recently awarded one of the HRSA funded Faculty Development: Integrating Technology into Nursing Education and Practice Initiative grants. This five-year grant is designed to prepare faculty to learn about informatics, telehealth, simulations, and other emerging educational technologies.
Skiba is an honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Academy of Nursing. In 2005, she was awarded the National League for Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award.