65 over 65 - Diantha McMorrow
|Congratulations to Diantha McMorrow, one of the distinguished honorees that will be recognized throughout the year culminating in a state-wide celebration at CLN's 65th Jubilee in June 2018.|
Pearls of Wisdom
"Maintain a positive attitude and aim high. Listen to others and always be open to suggestions. Individuals working together can accomplish great things."
About the Honoree
Diantha is an exceptionally motivated individual, who consistently exhibits a professional demeanor; superb critical thinking skills; a logical and disciplined approach to situations; and, a willingness to "go the extra mile". The Nursing Profession has benefited from contributions Diantha has made in her various roles; and, we are fortunate to have had the benefit of her leadership in her role as Executive Director of the Connecticut League for Nursing.
Diantha began her nursing career with her graduation from the Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing, New London, CT. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island; and, completed 15 credits towards a Masters Degree in Gerontology at the Long Island University.
Her career in Nursing has been a long and illustrious one, beginning as a staff nurse in Illinois at both LaGrange County Hospital and Angola Hospital. She returned to CT and accepted a staff nurse position at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, progressing very rapidly into a variety of other positions - In-service Education Instructor, Medical-Surgical Supervisor, Associate Director of Nursing Service; and, Vice President, Patient Care Services. Diantha also held several other positions - Freshman Instructor in the Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing, Vice President of Patient Care Services at South Hampton Hospital; and Director of Patient Care Services for the Connecticut Hospital Association.
Diantha was the recipient of the Nightingale Award, an honor for the very best in nursing; received the CLN President's Award which recognizes a volunteer who contributes significantly to furthering the mission and goals of the CLN, and was a past Executive Director of CLN. One of Diantha's most rewarding career experiences was while at CLN being the Project Director for CT Colleagues in Caring, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to assess the future nursing workforce supply and demands and educational resources to meet the healthcare needs in CT.