Diana M. Oakes, DNP FNP-BC


  • May 2018 / Doctorate of Nursing Practice, East Tennessee State University, Major: Family Nurse Practitioner, DNP Project: "Implementing Lean to Improve Perinatal Clinic Flow at an Underserved Clinic"
  • December 2013 / Bachelors of Science, East Tennessee State University, Major: Nursing
  • May 2008 / Bachelors of Science, North Carolina State University, Major: Paper Science and Engineering


  • October 2018 - Present / Nurse Practitioner, Mountain Kidney and Hypertension, Assessment and management of patient care regarding hypertension, chronic kidney illness, and subsequent dialysis and other treatment modalities
  • December 2013 - Present / Registered Nurse, Ballad Health, Franklin Woods Community Hospital - Emergency Department
    Fill-in Shift Leader - Management of 22 bed department and 7 nurses, Patient assessment and triage in the emergency setting, South East Regional Float Pool - ICU, PCU, Medical/Surgical, Psychiatric, Emergency Departments, Planning and managing patient care on various units in a three-hospital system, Johnson City Medical Center - Cardiac Progressive Care 22/2300 Unit, Shift Leader - Management of 40 bed unit and 8-10 nurses, Planning and managing patient care of cardiac patients on a telemetry step down unit.
  • January 2013 - December 2013 / Nurse Intern, Mountain States Health Alliance, Collecting vital signs, assisting with ADL's (Bathing, toileting, personal care, walking), transferring patients, assisting with meals, and patient safety.
  • July 2012 - December 2012 / Patient Safety Companion, Mountain States Health Alliance, One to one patient supervision, patient safety, and assisting with ADL's and meals if necessary.
  • June 2008 to May 2012 / Production and Process Controls Engineer, Domtar Paper Company, Production Engineer - Management of day to day production decisions based on data analysis of the Fiberline Area. Supervision and training of a seven-member crew of production technicians. Process Controls Engineer - Production support and construction of computer programming for Recovery Area Equipment. Installation of programming for new equipment. Safety management of equipment programming.

DNP Clinical Experiences

  • Mountain City Extended Hours Health Center - Mountain City, TN
  • Primary Care (60 Hours) - Carolyn Merriman, FNP
  • Women's Health (80 hours) - Sharon Trumbley, WHNP
  • Life Care Center Elizabethton - Elizabethton, TN
  • Long term Care/Geriatrics (150 Hours) - Jody Martin, FNP
  • Center Pointe Medical Clinic - Kingsport, TN
  • Young and Middle Adult (110 Hours) - Libby Krell, DNP-FNP
  • Johnson City Community Health Care Center - Johnson City, TN
  • Pediatrics (110 Hours) - Kylie Whitehead, PNP
  • Women's Health (70 Hours) - Tavie Flanagan, WHNP
  • Four Oaks Healthcare - Jonesborough, TN
  • Long term care/Geriatrics (20 Hours) - Lori Hampton, FNP
  • Franklin Woods Community Hospital - Johnson City, TN
  • Inpatient admission (20 Hours) - Lori Hampton, FNP
  • Mountain Kidney and Hypertension - Asheville, NC
  • Clinic and dialysis rounds (40 Hours) - Paul Justice, FNP


  • Employee of the Month - 22/2300 Cardiovascular PCU (April 2014)
  • Service Excellence Advisor - Johnson City Medical Center (July 2014-October 2015)
  • Service Excellence Advisory Committee - 22/2300 PCU (July 2014-October 2015)
  • Sigma Theta Tau Member (December 2013-Present)
  • Unit Based Practice Counsel Member (October 2017- Present)


  • Nurse Practitioner - North Carolina License 5010973
  • Registered Nurse - Tennessee License 198664
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Healthcare Certified
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