Dr. Patricia Dittman is currently the PhD Program Coordinator at the Passan School of Nursing at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Dr. Dittman is also a Nationally Certified Diabetes Educator and is a nationally known speaker, researcher and author on topics that include nursing, diabetes, patient education, administration and leadership, nursing research, policy and nursing image. She has been an active member of the Florida Organization of Nurse Leaders serving on the Board of Directors, Co-chairperson FONL Research /EBP Committee, and the FONE Strategic Planning Committee.
Dr. Dittman was appointed to the Florida Board of Nursing from 2002 – 2008 and elected as the Chairperson from 2004-2007. Dr. Dittman (2021 to present) serves on the Florida Board of Nursing Probable Cause Panel which is responsible for the determination of infraction of the State of Florida’s Nurse Practice Act. She is very involved in nursing policy on a state level and is a member of many professional nursing organizations. In 2007, Patricia was appointed to the National Council for State Boards of Nursing’s Institute of Regulatory Excellence Committee. Dr. Dittman is a Magnet Appraiser with the Magnet Recognition Program under the direction of The American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Nurses Association
Dr. Dittman is also a recipient of the FAU’s Christine E. Lynn, College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award, American Diabetes Association’s Valor Award and in 2018 received the Nurse Researcher Excellence Award from the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Dr. Dittman is the Past-President of the Iota Xi Chapter-at-Large Sigma International Nursing Honor Society.