Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, PhD, RN, FNGNA, CNE, FCN

Director of Research and Scholarship & Professor

Dr. Dia Campbell-Detrixhe began her professional nursing career in 1986. She has worked in a variety of nursing specialty areas, served as an officer of the United States Air Force Nurse Corps, and has taught at Redlands Community College as a tenured educator and Southern Nazarene University as an associate professor. In 2009, she joined KSN, teaching in the RN-BSN and graduate programs. She is a member of ONA/ANA, CGNA, STTI, FCNA-OK, FCNI, and is a fellow of the NGNA. She has published her research in various peer-reviewed nursing journals, presented at numerous conferences, and is currently serving on several editorial review boards.


Teaching Interest

  • Nursing Research
  • Successful Aging/Gerontology
  • Mental Health
  • Community Health

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Caring for an Aging Population
  • Use of humor and laughter
  • Spousal caregiving
  • Adult Day Care
  • GRIT and the Nurse Educator

Awards, Recognition, and Service

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