Diana Hayes is a nursing instructor at Presentation College. She began as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor in 2001 and has been full-time since 2004 in the nursing department. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from Presentation College in 1998 and then obtained her Master’s of Arts in Nursing degree from Augustana College in 2004. The courses she currently teaches is Introduction to Nursing (in the fall) and Fundamentals of Nursing (in the spring), as well as clinical labs for both courses, Leadership, Med-Surg and Community Health. She is currently the Nursing Learning Lab Director and has been in that position since 2011.
Before joining Presentation College, Diana worked as a registered nurse at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital and also at Avera Mother Joseph Manor. She also taught piano lessons for 20 years before pursuing her nursing degrees. Her interests include music therapy and pain management. She is a member of the nursing honor society and the South Dakota Nurses Association. In 2014, she was awarded the Nurse Educator Award from the South Dakota Nurses Association.