Diana M. Drake, DNP, MSN, APRN, WHNP

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Diana M. Drake

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-1364

Office Address:
WDH 6-106

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
Child & Family Health Cooperative
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing

DNP, University of Minnesota-School of Nursing (Nursing Practice)

MS, Drexel University (MSN)

Graduate Fellowship, University of Arizona (Integrative Medicine)



  • Specialty Coordinator WHNP program

Awards & Recognition

  • Chair Elect, 2018-2020, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • Faculty Daisy Award; Recognition of Excellence for Exceptional Mentoring 2016
  • Recipient, 2015 Inspiration Award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health organization. 
  • Bravewell Scholarship, two-year Fellowship Integrative Medicine, 2006-2008

Professional Associations

Professional Experience:

  • Director of Faculty Practice, Women’s Health Specialists Clinic, UMMC
  • Faculty appointment, University of Minnesota Medical School, Adjunct Clinical Instructor
  • Faculty appointment, Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota
  • Program Director, Women’s Integrative Health and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Specialist Clinic, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
  • Board Member, National Nurse Practitioner's in Women's Health Association




Drake, D. (2018) Cultivating the inner Wonder Woman: Health care advocacy. Women's Healthcare, A clinical journal for NPs, 

Drake, D. Terrell, C and Torkelson, C. (2017) An Interprofessional Clinical Approach to Mid-life Women's Health Care: Mindfulness and Wellbeing for the Mature Woman. Abstract accepted December 2017, International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. Baltimore , Maryland.

Drake, D. (2017) Policy and preventive healthcare services: Women living longer, living well. Women’s Healthcare: a clinical journal for Nurse Practitioners 5(4), 41-43

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. (2017). Position Statement: Human Sex Trafficking. Women’s Heathcare : a cinical journal for Nurse Practioners, 5(1)

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. (2017). Position Statement: Human papillomavirus vaccination. Women’s Healthcare: a clinical journal for Nurse Practitioners 5(4), 19-21

Pott, S. and Drake, D. (2016) Developing partnerships to expand interprofessional practice-focused educational experiences in community health settings. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 3(3). Accepted, pending publication date October 2016.

Pechacek, J., Drake, D., Terrell, C. and Torkelson, C. (2015) Interprofessional intervention to support mature women: A case study. Creative Nursing 21(3), 134-143

Cerra, C., Drake, D., Sick, B., King, J., Chesney, M. and Lutfiyya, N. (2015). Building the foundation for culture change through the design, implementation, and assessment of an interprofessional education intervention. Nursing Education and Practice, Vol. 5, (1). 46-57.

Drake, D. and Torkelson, C. (2012) Twenty-First Century Women’s Health Care.Minnesota Medicine, 95(3), 34-35.

Drake, D. and Torkelson, C. (2012) Broadening the Practice Perspective in Women’s Health Care: A Comprehensive Integrative Model for Women. MetroDoctors, The Journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society, 14(3), 19- 23.


Drake, D., Torkelson, C., Terrell, C. and Westberg, S. (2013) A Model for Integrative women’s health in an interprofessional and academic setting: Vision, Implementation and Sustainability. [Abstract] Global Advances In Health and Medicine, 13(2), Supplement 29A

Book Chapter

Drake, D. (2014) Integrative nursing management of fatigue. In M.J. Kreitzer & M. Koithan (Eds, Integrative Nursing, pp-273- 285. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.



  • Women's Health


Women's Health Specialists Clinic

Board Certifications

Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Drexel University (Nursing Education & Faculty Role); Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and University of Minnesota, nationally certified 1991.

Clinical Interests

Integrative women's health; Mature women's health, Interprofessional Practice