As a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Diamond has clinical experience in Urgent Care, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Orthopedics. She is a former Chief Nursing Officer at a critical access hospital in rural Colorado and has worked as a nurse journalist in the Chicago area. She teaches in the FNP, AGNP and DNP programs.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandsons, golf, reading, travel, and knitting. She has taught workshops and retreats on using contemplative knitting for stress reduction as well as life purpose, and mindfulness.
Education, Licensure & Certifications
- Health Humanities and Ethics Certification, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus 2021
- Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Colorado College of Nursing 2015
- Master's in Nursing University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 1998
- Bachelor's in Nursing, University of Phoenix, Colorado Springs 1995
- Associate's Degree in Nursing, College of DuPage 1982
- Rising Star Faculty, College of Nursing, University of Colorado 2019
- Nightingale Nominee 1997
Diamond, L. (1992). Beyond the sidewalk’s end: Self-discovery through journaling. Revolution: The Journal of Nurse Empowerment, 2;116-121.
Diamond, L. (1994). Stress management strategies for returning to school. Imprint, 41; 61-63.
Diamond, L. (2004). Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures. The Clinical Advisor, June, 40, 43-45.
Diamond, L. (2010). Links between Obesity and Mental Health. The Clinical Advisor, March, 47-48, 55-57. http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/links-between-obesity-and-mental-health/article/164957/
Diamond, L. (2012). The Benefits of Yoga in Improving Health, Primary Health Care, 22; 16-19. https://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/phc2012.03.22.2.16.c8961
Estes, K. and Diamond, L. (2019). Urinary Tract Infections. Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, 5th ed, F.A. Davis: Philadelphia, PA. https://www.fadavis.com/product/nursing-pharmacotherapeutics-nurse-practitioner-prescribers-woo-robinson-5
Diamond, L. (2020). Pandemic Knitting. The Curve: Special Edition of The Human Touch, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Diamond, L. (2020). Journal Reflections: Panic or Freedom. The Human Touch: The Journal of Poetry, Prose and Visual Art, 13; 90-91. Anschutz Medical Campus. https://www.cuanschutz.edu/docs/librariesprovider139/human-touch/humantouch_2020_book_c.pdf?sfvrsn=5145c8b9_2
Diamond, L. (2020). Dead Painted Ladies. The Human Touch: The Journal of Poetry, Prose and Visual Art, 13; 128. Anschutz Medical Campus. https://www.cuanschutz.edu/docs/librariesprovider139/human-touch/humantouch_2020_book_c.pdf?sfvrsn=5145c8b9_2
Diamond, L. (2021). Sleep Well Kathleen. The Human Touch: The Journal of Poetry, Prose and Visual Art, 14; 36-37. https://indd.adobe.com/view/faf81003-d1f5-4d2e-83a2-fe311d49ee77
Diamond, L. (2021). Interpreter of Maladies: Stories: by Jhumpa Lahiri. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Ahead of Print, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2021.2011522