Faculty Bios

Dianne Lavin



Dianne Lavin


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

Master of Public Health


Nursing Building Office #130


office phone: (210) 829-3993

  • Educational Degrees

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology BA

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN

    Master of Public Health MPH

    Master of Science in Nursing MSN

    Master of Science in Clinical Psychology MSCP

    Doctor of Clinical Psychology PsyD

    Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP

  • Brief Academic and Teaching History

    My teaching experience involves teaching both on the graduate and undergraduate levels. My graduate teaching experience has concentrated on course development and instruction for Masters and Doctoral psychiatric nurse practitioner programs. I am currently the coordinator of the psychiatric nurse practitioner/Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

  • Courses Taught

    N 7331 Neurobiology and Pathogenesis of Psychiatric Disorders

    N 7333 Advanced Psychopharmacology for the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    N 7450 Integrated Behavioral Health and Family Systems

    N7447 Individual, Family & Group Psychotherapy

    N 7410 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis & Management I

    N 7414 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis & Management I

    N 7365 Doctor of Nursing Practice II: The Capstone

    N 7359 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project I

  • Research Interests

    Access to behavioral health care for underserved populations

    Recent Intellectual Contributions

  • Recent Intellectual Contributions


    Publication: Behavioral Health Appointment Attendance Following Implementation of an Automated Appointment Reminder System, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, Oct/Nov, 2017

  • Professional Memberships


    Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Texas

    Alamo Area Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

    Bexar County Psychological Association

    College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists

    Texas Psychological Association

    Texas Nurse Practitioners

    National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

    American Psychological Association

  • Awards and Accomplishments


    Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Texas, Vice President, 2017

    National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Psychiatric-Mental Health Special Interest Group Chair, 2017

  • More Info

    I also engage in clinical practice providing psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, medication management and psychotherapy.