Diane is currently a doctoral candidate in the PhD program at FAU. Her nursing experience has predominately been in critical care with the pediatric population including pediatric medical surgical, PICU, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric/adult urgent care and pediatric/adult emergency room. Additionally, she worked for two years as a trauma nurse research coordinator and continues her work as a research consultant for various facilities throughout the US. Her teaching experience includes pediatric didactic, simulation and clinical to both ADN and BSN students; as well as, teaching evidence based practice and nursing research to BSN students.

Diane has had a wide variety of experience before entering nursing including joining the Peace Corps after graduating from the University of Delaware. She spent approximately 3 years working in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan with a non-governmental organization called the Union for Nuclear Test Victims and as an English as second language teacher. Upon returning to the United States she enrolled in the Master’s in Public Health Program (MPH) at Tulane University in New Orleans. While she was completing her MPH in Maternal and Child Health and Health Education she decided to enter the BSN program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center graduating in 2001. 


  • NUR3465L: The Developing Family: Nursing Situations in Practice
  • NUR4764L: Complex Care in Nursing Situations with Adults and Aging Population in Practice
  • NUR4829L: Nursing Practice Immersion
  • NUR4945L: Evidenced Based Nursing Practice Capstone

Grants Awarded

Lived Experience of Suffering through the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Iota Xi Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing research grant, $1500, Fall 2016. 

Recent Publications

Publications Peer-reviewed:


Barry, C., King, B, Goodman, R, Gullett, D. & Grumme, V. (2016). Coming to know a community: A community assessment in rural Haiti. In M. Ray (Ed.), Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company.

Meleis, A. (2015). Transition Theory: Practice Exemplar by Diane Gullett. In M.C. Smith & M. E. Parker (Eds.), Nursing theorCies & nursing practice (pp. 371-378). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Peden, A. R., Laubhaum, K. A., Wells, A., Staal, J., Rittman, M. & Gullett, D. (2015). Nurse-Patient relationship theories:  Hildegard Peplau, Joyce Travelbee, and Ida Jean Orlando. In M. C. Smith & M. E. Parker (Eds.), Nursing theories & nursing practice (pp.67-86). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Parra, M. W., Zucker, L., Johnson, E. S., Gullett, D. Avila, C., Wichner, Z. A., & Kokoram, C. R. (2013). Dabigatran bleed risk with closed head injuries:  Are we prepared?  Journal of Neurosurgery. doi: 10.3171/2013.3JNS12503


Professional presentations


Pope, B., King, B., Barry, C., & Gullett, D. (2016, February). General Session: Lessons learned in Uganda and Haiti. Accepted to present The Process of Conducting Research in Haiti: A dissertation journey - Diane Gullett at the Southern Nursing Research Society 2016 Annual Conference. Williamsburg, VA. (Peer Reviewed).

King, B. M., Barry, C., Goodman, R., & Gullett, D. (2015). Transforming healthcare access:  Community assessment in rural Haiti. Presented poster at the 4th Annual Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida Convention. Miami, FL. (Peer Reviewed).

Gullett, D. (2015). PhD student conducting research in Haiti. Presented at the Global Initiatives in Nursing International Education Week in association with Iota Xi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and the Student Nurses Association. Boca Raton, FL.

Gullett, D. (2015). What is EBNP and how to formulate clinical question in PICO(T) format. Presented at the Delray Medical Center EBNP Council EBNP Workshop Series. Delray Beach, FL.

Viitanieni, S., Gullett, D., Adaniel, J., Bereschak, A., Franciscus, V., Hernandez-Trujillo, J., Salvant, M., & Wood, C. (2012). Assessing differences in perceived needs:  Family & nurses one trauma facility’s journey. Poster session presented at the CCRN Celebration Luncheon. 22nd Annual Palm Beach County American Association of Critical Care Nurses Association Evidence Based Practice Initiative. Boyton Beach, FL. (Peer Reviewed).

Parra, M., Johnson, E., Rodas, E., Gullett, D., Wichner, Z., & Kokaram, C. (2012) A new bright era in stroke prevention, a new dark era in closed head injury. Podium Presentation at the 26th Annual Conference Southern Nursing Research Society. New Orleans, LA. (Peer Reviewed).

Gullett, D. (2012) Critical care nursing in disasters:  An integrative review. Presented Poster session at the Southern Nursing Research Society 26th Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. (Peer Reviewed).


  • MSN: Florida Atlantic University (2013)
  • BSN: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (2001)
  • MPH: Tulane University (1998)
  • BA: University of Delaware (1993)