Diane K. Corcoran is recognized by Continental Who's Who

10:18 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | PR Newswire

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes Diane K. Corcoran, R.N., Ph.D., M.A. as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the Nursing field.            

Dr. Corcoran serves as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Educator and CEO of the Corcoran Consulting Group. As part of her role, she is a lecturer and nurse legal consultant, and utilizes expertise in the areas of near-death education, organizational evaluation, healthcare management, nursing administration, nursing education, grief and bereavement and group facilitation.

Prior to establishing the team at Corcoran Consulting Group, Dr. Corcoran served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army. As a result of her service, she became the recipient of numerous awards, including: Army Nurse Corps Officer of the Year, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Medal with Stars, a Vietnam Service Medal, an Army Service Ribbon, an Overseas Service Ribbon with "2" numeral, an Expert Field Medical Badge and the title of Expert Marksman. She was also granted admission to the Legion of Merit.

Corcoran earned her Diploma from Genesse Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester, NY before going on to obtain her BSN from Incarnate Word University. Later, she earned her Master's in Education and Psychology from Wayne State University and finally, earned her PhD from the University of Austin, in Texas.

To further her professional development, Dr. Corcoran is a member of the International Association for Near Death Studies and serves as the President Emeritus. She was also the Chairman of the Board of Spiritual Frontiers International and was a member of the Forum for Death Education and Counseling, the National Association of Consultations, the American Association of Nurse Executives, the Association of Military Surgeons, the Academy of Management, the Nation League of Nurses and the Nurses Honor Society.

In addition to her list of Army awards, Dr. Corcoran was awarded the Anita Newcomb McGee Award presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution, an "A" Prefix in Education presented by the Office of the Surgeon General, the Quality of Life Award presented by the Oncology Nurses Association and the Excellence in Educational Journalism Award from the Educational Press Association of America.

Dr. Corcoran dedicates this recognition to the loving memory of her mother, Jane A. Keople, R.N.

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