Diane K. Corcoran, RN. Ph.D. CLNC. Col, USA(Ret)

Address:          2708 Montcastle Court
                     Durham North Carolina 227705
                     Home Phone (919) 419-0764
                     Work Phone (919) 624-0547
                     Fax (919) 403-9475

Primary Specialties:                                        
                     Near-Death Education, Lecturer and Consultant
                     Nurse Legal Consultant
                     Organizational Evaluation
                     Health Care Management
                     Nursing Administration
                     Nursing Education
                     Grief and Bereavement
                     Group Facilitation


1981               Ph.D. - University of Texas
                     Austin, Texas
                     Major: Nursing Management

1976               MA - Wayne State University
                     Detroit, Michigan
                     Major:  Educational Psychology

1972               BSN - Incarnate Word College
                     San Antonio, Texas - Nursing

1968               Diploma RN - Genesee Hospital School of Nursing
                     Rochester, New York

Military Education:

1991                        Executive Management Course

1986                        Command and General Staff College

1984                        Advanced Principles of Administration

1976                        Officer Advanced Course

1969                        Basic Nursing Course

Civilian Assignments:        

Present:         Nurse Consultant End of life and NDE’s

                     Independent Health Care, Smart Card consultant

                     Consultant with First Consulting Group

                     Director, Health Care Services 3-G International, Inc.

                     Developer MEDTAB field medical Software

                     Director of China International Nursing Training Center

                     Senior Analysis for Operational Test of MARC Card

                     Senior Analysis for Computer-based Patient Records

                     Project Manager for Deployable CINC requirements
                     Dean of Management, Senior University

Civilian Positions:

1985-Present           President Corcoran Consulting
1999-2000                Senior Consultant Kelly Anderson & Associates
1993-1998                Director of Health Care Services for 3G International
                                 Smart Card Integrators

Military Assignments:

1989-1992    Chief Administration, Days
                     Department of Nursing
                     Frankfurt Army Medical Center
                     Frankfurt Germany

1987-1989    Assistant Chief, Nursing Science Division
                     Academy of Health Science
                     Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-6100

1985-1987   Consultant to Chief Nurse Corps Program Manger

1983-1985   Chief Nursing Education and Training Service
                     Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
                     Aurora, Colorado

1982-1983    Chief Nursing In-service
                     Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
                     Aurora, Colorado

1981-1982    Infection Control Nurse
                     Fort Hood, Texas

1980-1981    Assistant Chief, Evenings and Nights
                     Fort Hood, Texas

1977-1980    Long Term Schooling - PhD
                     University of Texas
                     Austin, Texas

1976-1977    Chief Nurse and Commander
                     86th Combat Support Hospital
                     Fort Campbell, Kentucky

1975-1976    Officer Advanced Course
                     Fort Sam Houston, Texas

1974-1975    Chief Nurse
                     Mainz Health Clinic
                     Mainz, West Germany

1972-1974    Assistant Head Nurse, Emergency Room
                     Bad Kreznach, Germany

1971-1972    Assistant Head Nurse, ER, OPC, Evening and
                     Night Supervisor
                     Redstone Arsenal, Alabama

1969-1970    Assistant Head Nurse, Pre-Op and Recovery
                     Long Bien, Vietnam

1969-1969    ICU, Neurosurgery, Staff Nurse,
                     Long Bein, Vietnam

1968-1969    Staff Nurse, Neurosurgery
                     Letterman Army Medical Center
                     San Francisco, California


Anita Newcomb McGee Award - by The Daughters of American Revolution
Army Nurse Corps Officer of the year

"A" prefix in Education - awarded by Office of the Surgeon General

Who's Who in American College and Universities

Quality of life Award, Presented by Oncology Nurses Association at annual meeting

Educational Press Association of America - Excellence in Educational Journalism

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters

National Defense Medal with Stars

Vietnam Service Medals

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon with "2" numeral

Expert Field Medical Badge

Expert Marksman

Presentations (last 10 years only):

11 April 1995                Communication in the Dying Patient/NDE
                     Association of Oncology Nurses
                     Richmond, VA

3 May 1995                The NDE and Health Care Providers
                     ST. Lukes
                     ST. Louis MO

21Sept 1995                NDE’s in Children
                     Association of Adolescent Spy Nurses
                     Orlando, FL

5 Oct 1995                NDE’s, Conflict, Decision Making
                     Critical Care Conference, Nursing Inst.
                     Las Vegas, Nevada

19 Oct 1995                Shades of the Rainbow, Boundaries
                     Final Gifts Conference
                     Omaha, NE

30 Mar 1996                NDE and the Health Care professional
                     Fairfax Hospital
                     Fairfax, VA

10 April 1996                Communications of the Dying, NDE’s
                     Cancer Conference, Hospice
                     Great Falls, Montana

25 July 1996                Interview Radio Station
                     Reference TWA crash

9 Aug 1996                Annual IANDS Conference
                     Research Panel
                     Oakland, CA

28 Sept 1996                The Language of the dying
                     NDE/NDA Messages of Hope
                     Casper, Wyoming

23 Oct 96                Conflict Resolution
                     Near Death Experiences in the ICU
                     Las Vegas, Nevada

10 Nov 96                Near -Death Experience
                     National Hospice Organization
                     Chicago, Ill

12 Nov 96                NDE’s in the Dying Patient
                     Albuquerque NM
22 Nov 96                Smartcards and Risk Management
                     FOJP Hemsley Hotel
                     New York, NY

28 March 97                Near-Death Experience and the ICU Nurse
                     Kansas City, Kansas        

16 May 97                Near-Death Experiences
                     SFFI Retreat Center
                     Asheville, Carolina

12 June 97                National Council on Consciousness
                     Discovery Science Inst.
                     Las Vegas, Nevada  

25 August 97                Surgeon Generals Conference
                     Smart Cards
                     Washington, DC

30 Oct 97                International Near Death Conference
                     Shades of the Rainbow
                     San Antonio, TX

1 Nov 97                IANDS Annual Conference
                     Experiencer Panel
                     San Antonio, TX

5 Nov 97                Interview NBC News

21Jan 98                NDE for Oncology Nurses
                     Oncology Nurses Association
                     Seattle, Washington

20 April 98                The Near Death Experience
                     Annual Hospice Conference
                     Charlottesville, NC

7 May 98                Professional Role in Supporting Patients who have NDE’s
                     Graduation Presentation Department Of Nursing
                     Old Dominion University
                     Norfolk, VA
24 June 98                End of Life Decisions
                     Academy of Palliative Care        
                     New Orleans. LA
5 Oct 98                NDE’s and the Public
                     University of Virginia
                     Washington, DC

8 Oct 98                Opening Presidential message
                     IANDS International Conference
                     Salt Lake city, UT

16 Oct 98                The NDE and Health Care
                     State Hospice Association
                     Casper, WY

20 Nov 98                Shades of The Rainbow
                     Communicating with the Dying Patient
                     Hospice Conference for Texas
                     South Padre Island, Texas

3 June 99                Managing Your Own Health Care
                     Spiritual Frontiers Conference
                     Cedar Crest College
                     Allentown, PA

18 Aug 99                Experience Panel
                     IANDS Annual Conference
                     Vancouver, BC

20 Aug 99                What Health Care Providers Need to Know about NDE’s?
                     IANDS Annual Conference
                     Vancouver, BC

21 Aug 99                Research Panel on NDE’s
                     IANDS Annual Conference
                     Vancouver, BC

17 Jan 00                Children and the Near-Death Experience
                     Honor Society for Nursing                
                     George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

29 Mar 00                NDE’s
                     Sociology Class at George Mason
                     Fairfax, VA

6 April 00                Children and the Near-Death Experience
                     Keynote Alumni Speaker
                     Portland, OR

15 Jul 00                NDE’s for Health Care Professionals
                     Panel on NDE’s
                     Annual IANDS Conference
                     Philadelphia, PA

22 Oct 00                NDE Orientation
                     Alexandria, VA

21 June 01                The NDE and the Dying
                     SFFI Annual Conference
                     Philadelphia, PA

17 Aug 01                Smart Card Technology in Health Care
                     White house Council on Technology
                     Washington, DC

Mar-Aug 02                Real Life event -Caring for Dying Mother
                     Rochester, NY

10 Jan 03                Combat NDE’s
                     IANDS International Conference
                     Honolulu, Hawaii

12 Jan 03                NDE’s for Health Care Professionals
                     IANDS Conference
                     Honolulu, Hawaii

16 June 03                The NDE and Health Care Professionals
                     Keynote for Alumni Dinner Genesee Hospital
                     Rochester, NY

16 July 03                Complexity Theory as it relates to Global Peace
                     SFFI International
                     Philadelphia, PA

10 Aug 04                Near-Death Experience
                     Webster Hospice, Rochester FOI
                     Rochester, NY

5 Oct 04                Near- Death Experience for Nurses
                     Somerset Co. Hospice
                     Skowgegen, ME

1 Dec 04                Combat NDE’s
                     Rhine Institute
                     Durham, NC

26 Feb 04                Strange Things
                     Radio Show
                     Ashville, NC

10 May 05                Combat NDE’s
                     National Nurses Week
                     Womack Army Medical Center
                     Ft. Bragg, NC

14 June 05                Combat NDE’s “What caregiver should know”
                     Executive nursing meeting
                     Portsmouth Naval Medical Center

9 Aug 05                NDE’s and Patient Care
                     Tripler Army Medical Center
                     Honolulu, HA

11 August 05                NDE’s and Health Care providers
                     Duke Medical Center
                     Palliative Care Conference
                     Durham, NC

7Sept 05                Combat and Natural Disasters NDE’s
                     What military and healthcare provider should know?
                     IANDS Annual Conference
                     Virginia Beach, VA

8 Sept 05                Compassion and Fatigue for Caregivers
                     IANDS Annual Conference
                     Virginia Beach, VA

10 Sept 05                Experiencer Panel
                     IANDS Annual Conference
                     Virginia Beach, VA

29 Sept 05                Near Death Experiences “What everybody should know”
                     Duke Medical Center
                     Center for grief and bereavement
                     Durham, NC
4 Oct 05                Near death Experiences
                     Palliative Care Program Consultants
                     Duke University Medical Center

26 Oct 05                NDE’s and Advanced Practice Nurses
                     Palliative Care Course
                     Nursing Program Duke University
                     Durham, NC

18 May 06                Consultation Smartcards & NDE’s
                     New York, New York

23 May 06                NDE Support Group
                     Durham, NC
25 Oct 06                Research on NDE’s end of life, Palliative care and education
                     MD Anderson Medical Center
                     Annual IANDS Conference
                     Houston, Texas

26 Oct 06                NDE and Our veterans
                      MD Anderson Medical Center
                     Annual IANDS Conference
                     Houston, Texas

27 Oct 06                NDE Panel
                     MD Anderson Medical Center
                     Annual IANDS Conference
                     Houston, Texas

28 Oct 06                Let’ Talk About it! Group for nurses on NDE’s
                     MD Anderson Medical Center
                     Annual IANDS Conference
                     Houston, Texas

8 Nov 06                Highlights of  IANDS Conference
                     Rhine Research Center
                     Durham, NC

8 Feb 07                NDE’s Discussion Series
                     Kings Knight Hospital
                     South Carolina


Bentley (Choate), Katrina and Diane Corcoran, "The Role of the Psychiatric Nurse
Clinician in General Military Hospital," Military Medicine, February 1983

    Callanan Maggie, and Corcoran Diane “Near-Death experiences can jar patients,
    nurses alike”, Critical Care Management, June

Corcoran, Diane ”Smart Cards” Advances for Nurses, August, 28th, 2000

Corcoran, Diane “NDE and Patient Care” Advances for Nurses, CEU paper,                
April 2006      

Corcoran, Diane ”In my Opinion ”Military Nursing Journal, January 1998

Corcoran, Diane, "Decision Making Behavior in Nurses," Journal of Nursing
Administration, September 1988

Corcoran, Diane, "Near-Death Experiences," Stethoscope, September 1983

Corcoran, Diane, "A Smart Way to Train," Army Trainer, Winter, 1987

Corcoran, Diane, "Near-Death Experiences A Nursing Concern," Critical Care
Issues,        winter 88, Volume #2

Corcoran, Diane, "Near-Death Experience Patients," Nursing 88, Nov 88

Corcoran, Diane, “Open Letter To Health Care Professionals”, Vital Signs, Winter 95.

Corcoran, Diane, “In The Classroom with NDE’s”, Vital Signs, Summer 96.

Grunhzit-Hoyt Olga, “A Time Remembered”, American Women in Vietnam, Page 41-48,
Diane’s Story, 1999

Corcoran, Diane, “Near Death Experiences in War and Natural Disasters”, Vital Signs,
Winter, 2005.

Corcoran, Diane,”Near-Death Experiences-CEU program” Advances for Nurses, May,

Corcoran, Diane, “Exploring the Near-Death Experience” News-Line for Nurses, Vol. 7,
No 9F September, 2006

Membership in Professional Societies:

International Association for Near Death Studies

American Association of Professional Consultants

Association for Legal Nurse Consultants

American Academy of Management

Association of Military Surgeons

Forum for Death Education and Counseling

American Nurses' Association/Nurse Researchers

National Honor Society for Nurses (Sigma Theta Tau)

Teaching Appointments/Committee Work:

Dean of Management, Rutherford University Full Professor Current

Baylor University, Assistant Professor

Arapahow Community College Nursing Program

Community College of Denver, North, Nursing

Program Advisory Committee
University of Colorado-Adjunct Faculty

Curriculum Committee Baylor
Assistant Chief, Nursing Science Division
Academy of Health Sciences
San Antonio, Texas

Courses Taught:

Grief and Bereavement

Health Care Administration

Decision Making/Management Research

Near-Death Experiences

Combat NDE’s

NDE issues and our Veterans

Conflict resolutions


Change Management

Co-dependency in Health Care Management

Consultant Positions:

1976-Present                National Consultant on Near-Death Experiences

1992-Present                Independent Management Consultant

1988-Present                International Nursing Consultant on NDE's

1992-1994                Nursing Education Consultant to Department of Health
                     Chengdu, China

1989-1991                Nursing Recruitment/Training Consultant for ZAV Germany
                     Government, Nanny Care International, Calf.

1989-1992                7th MEDCOM Consultant for Nursing Research

1987-1988                Army's Consultant to Enlisted Health Education

1987-1988                Nursing Consultant
                     Health Service Support Air/Land Battle
                     Academy of Health Services, San Antonio, Texas

1985-1988                National Guard Chief Nurse Education Consultant

1985-1986                Organizational Administration
                     Excalibur and Associates
                     Marketing Management Consultant
                     Real Estate Investment Corp.

1985        1987                Boulder County Hospice

1984        1989                Managerial Transition Conference - Commander,
                     Fitzsimons Army Medical Center

1979        1981                Health Education, Department of Health
                     Austin, Texas

Voluntary Professional Contributions:

2004-Present                Secretary and Board Member, IANDS

1981-Present                National Consultant for Near-Death Experiences

1996-2000                Chairman of the Board, of Directors Spiritual
Fellowship                                        Frontiers International

Present                        Individual Counseling on Grief, Bereavement and NDE

Present                        Teach NDE in Pastoral Education Programs

1995-2000        President IANDS

1982-1987                Executive Officer
                     International Association of Near-Death Studies

1982-1989                Developed Training Program used in Army

1982-1985                National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Training (SMART)

1984                        Systematic Training Program
                     National Guard Management of Information Systems

1983-1984                Consultant for ANC Graduate Students in Nursing Research
                     University of Colorado

1983                        Chairperson Research Committee
                     Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
                     Aurora, Colorado

1978-82                IANDS Board of Directors

Research, Developing Projects in:

NDE’s In Veterans

Educational Program for Military and VA providers

Near-Death Experiences

Smart Cards in Health Care

Decision Making in Nursing Managers and Predictive Values for

Developed Education/Documentation program that later become Army Program

Developed Performance Rating Tool for Faculty

Decision Making Tool

Co-dependency as related to managerial attributes

Managerial Attributes

Staff Methodologies in Field Hospitals

Health Care Delivery Systems

Alternative Healing/Medical Practices

Developed Executive Mentorship Program

Organizational Change

Executive Management Programs for Health Care Commanders

       Organizational Dynamics

       Distance Education
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