Kimberly Allen

Christine DiRie, MSN, RN

Assistant Teaching Professor

116 Seton Hall
College of Nursing, South Campus

Email: diriec@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-7218
Fax: 314-516-7093

Christine DiRie came to the College of Nursing in 2011 when she graduated with her Master's Degree as a nurse educator. She practiced nursing for 25 years throughout St. Louis County in medical surgical units, intensive care units, recovery rooms, home health, internist office, and finally in labor and delivery. She obtained her ADN from SLCC at Florissant Valley and her BSN from Maryville University. She began teaching full time in the baccalaureate nursing program at UMSL in January 2012. She helps students learn in the lab through obstetrical simulation as well as teaching maternal newborn theory. She also assists students in fundamental and maternal newborn courses. She is presently working on attaining a PhD in nursing. Her research interests include increasing prenatal care in the community as well as the effects of stress on practicing nurses. In spring 2018, she will be a co-investigator with primary investigators Drs. Kathie Records and Michelle Andipatin on Project HOPE (Healthy Outcomes during Pregnancy for Everyone) in Capetown, South Africa. She is also on the selection committee for the March of Dimes, Nurse of the Year celebration.

Education

  • MSN- University of Missouri- St. Louis
  • BSN- Maryville University
  • ADN- St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

Research Interests

  • Research interests include women’s health, community health, and the psychological experience of health care providers.

Honors and Awards

  • Mary Reardon Castles Research Award, 2011

Memberships 

  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Chi chapter
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nurses