Faculty & Staff bios

Diana Lithgow, PhD, FNP-C, RN, MSN

Assistant Dean of Distance Education, Director MSN/FNP Program, Professor

College of Graduate Nursing

E-Mail: dlithgow@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5389


Diana Lithgow, PhD, FNP-C, RN is the Assistant Dean of Distance Education, as well as being a full-time tenured Professor of Nursing and a leader in the profession of advanced practice nursing. She is one of the founding members of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP) in Orange County and is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach for her MSN and FNP certificate. She obtained her PhD in Nursing from UCLA with an emphasis in clinical research--looking at breast cancer biomarkers. She sees patients 2 days a week in community clinics and serves the under insured and uninsured population. In 2000, she was honored as Nurse Practitioner of the Year by CANP. Her clinical expertise is in women's health, pediatrics and physical assessment.