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Diane Boyle, PhD, RN
Following her keen interests in registered nurse workforce issues and job satisfaction, Diane Boyle, PhD, RN, is deputy director of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI). NDNQI is a repository for longitudinal data from over 1800 acute care hospitals across the United States on nurse staffing, nurse turnover, and nursing sensitive patient outcome indicators. Specifically, Dr. Boyle has responsibility for the NDNQI Research Team.
Dr. Boyle has taught measurement, program evaluation, research, and leadership courses in the masters and doctoral programs. She also has taught a number of classes in the KU Medical Center's Virtual Classroom. Over the past 18 years Dr. Boyle has supervised 70 post-doctoral, PhD, masters and BSN honors students in research projects and dissertations. She has been honored with the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching, a Kemper Fellowship, and the KU Medical Center's Faculty Investigator Research Award. She is an active member of AcademyHealth, Midwest Nursing Research Society, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Boyle, D.K., Miller, P.A., Gajewski, B.J., Hart, S.E., & Dunton, N. (2006). Unit type differences in RN workgroup job satisfaction. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 28, 622-640.
Gajewski, B.J., Boyle, D.K., Miller, P., Oberhelman, F., & Dunton, N. (2010). A multilevel confirmatory factor analysis of the Practice Environment Scale (PES): A case study. Nursing Research, 59, 147-153.
Gajewski, B.J., Boyle, D.K., & Thompson, S. (2010). How a Bayesian might estimate the distribution of Cronbach’s alpha from ordinal-dynamic scaled data: A case study measuring nursing home residents quality of life. Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 6(2), 71-82.
Thompson, S., Bott, M., Boyle, D., Gajewski, B., & Tilden, V.P. (2011). A measure of palliative care in nursing homes. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 41(1), 57-67.
Gajewski, B.J., Price, L.R., Coffland, V., Boyle, D.K., & Bott, M.J. (2011). Integrated analysis of content and construct validity of psychometric instruments. Quality & Quantity. 10.1007/s11135-011-9503-4. Available online
Boyle, D.K., & Miller, P.A. (2008). Focus on nursing turnover: A system-centered performance measure. Nursing Management, 39(6), 16-20.
Miller, P.A., & Boyle, D.K.(2008). Nursing specialty certification: A measure of nursing expertise. Nursing Management, 39(10), 10,12,14-16.
Kemper, C.A., & Boyle, D.K. (2009). Leading your organization to high reliability. Nursing Management, 40(4), 14-18.
Pawlowicz, F.E., Gajewski, B.J., Coffland, V., Boyle, D.K. Bott, M.J.& Dunton,N. (2012). Application of Bayesian methodology to measure equivalence between two rating scales. Nursing Research, 61,181-187.