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Dianne L. Fuller

Dianne L. Fuller, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Academic Information

Departments Emeritus - , Emeritus -

Divisions: General OB/GYN ,

Academic Office Information

Dr. Dianne Fuller holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and is a Clinical Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She has been a faculty member with the College of Nursing since 2003. She has been a registered nurse since 1977 and has practiced as a family nurse practitioner since 1981. Her primary focus as a nurse practitioner has been in the field of primary care for families with special interest in adolescent and adult reproductive health, both in rural and urban settings.

Dr. Fuller’s interest as an educator includes a commitment to providing nursing education to students who will deliver care in underserved communities, with particular focus on rural communities. She is Principal Investigator for the HRSA grant supporting education of primary care nurse practitioner students. In her capacity as a faculty member and administrator she served on the CCNE task force in preparation for the successful College of Nursing CCNE accreditation review.

Dr. Fuller’s current role is the Director of the Primary Care DNP Nurse Practitioner Program. She has also served as the project director for the University of Utah College of Nursing Primary Care Distance Education project and the Director of the Post-Master’s to DNP Program. She is committed to creative approaches to delivery of education.

Dr. Fuller is the founding director of a non-profit organization of nurses in Salt Lake County formed to provide care and forensic services to victims of sexual violence. This organization, Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SL SANE), has become a model for victim care providers. In addition to direct care for victims of sexual violence, SL SANE has primary responsibility for the education of nurses in the State of Utah who are interested in forensic nursing.

Research Statement

Dianne Fuller, DNP, MS, FNP-C is an Associate Professor (clinical) in the University of Utah College of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program. Dr. Fuller has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1981 and joined our faculty in 2003. During the years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner she has practiced in a variety of settings ranging from rural family practice to urban specialty clinics. Her areas of greatest interest have included adolescent health, reproductive health, rural and underserved populations and issues related to care of patients experiencing sexual violence as well as violence prevention.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Fuller Dianne (08/2012).
  2. Fuller Dianne (07/2011).