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Diane Szlachetka, APRN, NNP-BC

Neo Natal Nurse Practitioner

Copley Hospital's Birthing Center

528 Washington Highway, Morrisville, VT 05661

802-888-8304

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Specializing in the care of Premature and Newborn infants up to one (1) month of age. Diane Szlachetka, APRN, NNP, admits, discharges and rounds on newborn infants in Copley’s Birthing Center and is “on call” for newborn emergencies. She is also a Neonatal CPR instructor for Copley Hospital employees. Diane has been an RN since 1973 and a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner since 1979. When not caring for newborns, Diane enjoys watercolor, oil, and pastel painting. She is a member of the Bryan Gallery and was recently elected to their board. She also enjoys reading, walking, yoga, and cross country skiing.

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Affiliations

UCONN School of Nursing, Clinical Associate II 2000-2015
Tufts University School of Medicine, Clinical Faculty Appointment 1997-2015
National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
Academy of Neonatal Nursing (ANN)
Special Interest Group for Advanced Practice, subgroup of NANN
Sigma Theta Tau-Lambda Xi, International Honor Society for Nursing
Alpha Sigma Lamba

Education & Clinical Experience

Diploma: Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, 1973
Certificate: University of Arizona, 1979
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Elm’s College, 1993
Masters of Science in Nursing: University of Connecticut, 1997
Certification: NAACOG National Certification, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Rescuscitation Instructor
Certification: American Academy of Pediatrics
BLS Adult Certification
American Heart Association
Licensure: APRN Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Vermont, MA

Copley Hospital APRN, 2013-present
Baystate Medical Center Children’s Hospital, APRN 1984-2014
Middlesex Memorial Hospital, APRN 1999-2010
UCONN School of Nursing, Clinical Associate II 2000-2015
Tufts University School of Medicine, Clinical Faculty Appointment 1997-2015
Johnson Memorial Hospital, APRN 1994-2010
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, APRN 1997-1999
Mt Sinai Hospital Hartford, CT, APRN 1989-1995
Mt Sinai Hospital Hartford, CT, APRN 1978-1984
Hartford Hospital Newborn ICU, RN 1973-1978

Publications

2015 Core Curriculum for neonatal intensive care (5th ed.) 2015.
Laboratory and diagnostic test interpretation. (Ch 13), Elsevier Press; 2012 Poster “Getting to Zero”: A Collaborative NICU Team Approach. JoAnn Destasio, BSN, RNC, Diane Szlachetka, APRN, NNP-BC, Robert Rothstein, MD, Pat Daviau, RN, CIC, Lindsay Leighton, APRN, NNP-BC.
2012 Poster QI Project: Standardized hypoglycemia practices for neonates at Baystate. Diane Cody, BSN, RNC, Susan Chamberlain, MSN, RNC, Teresa Connoly, MSN, RN, Shirley Hamill, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Erika LaChance, MD, Janine Niedsiela, RNC, Dale parenteau, MSN, RNC, Nancy Rines, RN, Gary Rockwell, MD, Donna Stafilarakis, RN, Diane Suprenant, MSN, RN, and DIane Szlachetka, NNP. ; 2010 Core Curriculum for neonatal intensive care (4th ed.) 2010. Laboratory and diagnostic test interpretation. (Ch 13), Elsevier Press; 2004. Core Curriculum for neonatal intensive care (3rd ed.) 2004. Laboratory
and diagnostic test interpretation. (Ch 13), Elsevier Press. ; 2001-2004 Advances in neonatal care: The official journal of the national association of neonatal nurses. Peer reviewer. 2001 Advances in neonatal care: The official journal of the national association of neonatal nurses. Journal reporter. ; 1999 Nursing Care of Premature Infants in the Mid Twentieth Century. Mead Johnson Project w/ Clio Associates. Nursing Documentary participant.; 1999-July/August MCN American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.