Arleta deDianous, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Nursing Interventions Laboratory Coordinator
Arleta A. deDianous received a B.S.N. from the University of Illinois in 1991 and
an M.S. in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at California State University
at Long Beach in 1994.
Prior to joining the School of Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2003, Ms.
deDianous devoted several years as a Nurse Practitioner Subinvestigator at Asthma
and Allergy Research Associates in Normal, Illinois. She also taught as a clinical
instructor at Heartland Community College. Before returning to Illinois, Ms. deDianous
was a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Texas Medical Branch as well
as at the East Texas Community Health Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. Her professional
career began in orthopedics at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois and expanded
to the pediatric units of Loma Linda and Redlands Community Hospitals in California.
Honors and Memberships
Ms. deDianous is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing,
International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, and the National
Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.