Diane Saleska
Diane Saleska, MSN, RN

Assistant Teaching Professor

217 Nursing Administration Building
College of Nursing, South Campus

Email: saleskad@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-7249
Fax: 314-516-7093
Lab Phone: 314-516-7135

Diane has made nursing her lifelong journey. She has acute care experience in adult med-surg, orthopedics, and IV therapy. She spent 10 years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center specializing in infant-toddler nursing. As an educator, Diane has taught at Northern Kentucky University, Northwest State Community College (NW Ohio), St. Louis Community College (Florissant Valley), and UMSL. Diane excels in the classroom and clinical arena teaching courses from fundamentals to senior synthesis. She has expertise in the legal and ethical implications of nursing practice, nursing policy and procedure, and Standard of Care, and has served as an expert nurse witness in nursing negligence cases across the country. As an early adopter of the use of simulation in nursing education, Diane is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).


  • Post Master’s Certificate in Simulation- Robert Morris University, 2014
  • MSN- University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000
  • BSN- College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati), 1993
  • Diploma- Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, 1981


  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH)

Teaching Areas

  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Nursing Policy and Procedure
  • Legal Implications of Nursing
  • Documentation