Dr. Dianne McDonald-Graber, DNP, APRN-BC

Hospital Affiliations

Education & Medical Training
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Graceland University, Independence, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of New York, Albany, NY
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Certification, St. Petersburg Vocational Institute, St. Petersburg, FL

Certifications & Licensure
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Trauma Nurse Care Course
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support

Professional Affiliations
  • Critical Care Nursing Association Emergency Nurses Association
  • National Association of Catholic Nurses
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • National Association of Obstetrical & Gynecological Nurse


Dr. Dianne McDonald-Graber, DNP, APRN-BC is a dedicated advanced practice registered nurse with a wealth of experience in cardiovascular and emergency care. With a career spanning over two decades, she has held various clinical and leadership roles, consistently delivering compassionate and high-quality patient care.

Her journey in healthcare began as a nursing assistant at the Mirror Lake Adult Education Center in the late 1970s. Over the years, she progressed through different nursing roles, including staff nurse positions at institutions such as Humana Hospital and The General Hospital, where she gained valuable experience in emergency room and critical care settings.

Driven by her passion for patient care and continuous learning, Dianne pursued further education, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of New York and later completing a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner at Graceland University. She furthered her education by obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Loyola University, solidifying her commitment to advancing nursing practice and leadership.

Throughout her career, Dianne has made significant contributions to the nursing community and beyond. She has been actively involved in professional organizations such as the Critical Care Nursing Association, Emergency Nurses Association, and National Association of Catholic Nurses, demonstrating her commitment to advancing nursing practice and patient advocacy.

In addition to her clinical work, Dianne has demonstrated strong leadership skills through her involvement in various leadership activities. She served as the president of the Army Family Support organization and held leadership roles in the National Association of School Nurses and Catholic Women of the Chapel.

Dianne’s dedication to public service is evident through her extensive volunteer work, including mentoring youth groups, supporting emergency medical teams, and leading Girl Scout troops. Her selfless contributions have positively impacted the lives of many individuals and communities.

Throughout her career, Dianne has received recognition for her outstanding service, including commendations from military commanders for her exemplary leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care.

As a valued member of the healthcare community, Dr. Dianne McDonald-Graber, DNP, APRN-BC continues to embody the principles of compassion, professionalism, and service, making a difference in the lives of those she serves.