Dianne S. Moore, M.P.H., M.N. ’70, Ph.D.

Throughout her career, Moore has been an innovator and leader of change, using best practices and new ideas to help provide patients, students and communities what they need in a manner that serves them best. She is currently the founding dean of nursing at West Coast University and vice president for nursing academics for the three WCU campuses. West Coast University nursing started in 2005 and now admits approximately 80 undergraduate students to each of three campuses every 10 weeks. After obtaining her M.N. from the UCLA School of Nursing, Moore worked as the first clinical nurse specialist at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. She later moved to Oregon, where she was the state’s first perinatal clinical nurse specialist and played a key role in developing the regional perinatal helicopter transport system. Moore also became a certified nurse midwife while attending New York University for her doctorate.