Shannon Dirksen

Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020
Interim Assistant Program Director + Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020
Emeritus Professor
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

 Professor Emerita Shannon Dirksen is now retired and a member of the Emeritus College. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical Nursing Research, minor in Psychology, University of Arizona 
  • M.S. University of Arizona
  • B.S.N. Cum Laude, Arizona State University

Research Interests

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Symptoms and symptom clusters
  • Melanoma
  • Breast and prostate cancer
  • Quality of life
  • Response shift
  • Social support
  • Search for meaning in illness

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
NUR 680 Practicum
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
NUR 605 Theory Analysis
NUR 680 Practicum
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
DNP 602 Evaluating Research Practice
NUR 680 Practicum
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
DNP 601 Theoretical Foundations
NUR 680 Practicum
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
DNP 602 Evaluating Research Practice
NUR 680 Practicum
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
DNP 601 Theoretical Foundations
NUR 680 Practicum
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DNP 602 Evaluating Research Practice
NUR 680 Practicum
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 601 Theoretical Foundations
NUR 680 Practicum
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DNP 602 Evaluating Research Practice
NUR 680 Practicum
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DNP 601 Theoretical Foundations
NUR 680 Practicum

Presentations

  • Dirksen, Shannon. Statistical Modeling of Well-Being in Survivors of Breast Cancer. First Annual Arizona STT Research Consortium Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Epstein, D. Designing a Non-Specific Control Group: A Construct Validity Issue. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Epstein, D. Overview of an Insomnia Intervention Study for Breast Cancer Survivors. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon. Insomnia Severity in Veterans with Prostate Cancer. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon. A Theoretical Framework of Well-Being in Breast Cancer Survivors. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon. Health Promotion in Vulnerable Populations: Cultural and Contextual Issues. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon. Impact of an Insomnia Intervention on Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors. National Congress on the State of the Science in Nursing Research
  • Dirksen, Shannon. Insomnia Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors. National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society Cancer Survivorship Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Cesarottie, E., Brillhart, B. Documenting the Development of Cultural Competency Skills in Advanced Practice Students. Second International Evidence-Based Nursing Preconference-Sigma Theta Tau
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Epstein, D. Insomnia Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors: Preliminary Findings. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Epstein, D. Using a Theory to Design a Control Group in Insomnia Intervention Research. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Epstein, D. Parallel Measures of Insomnia Severity Rating in Breast Cancer Survivors. 16th International Sigma Theta Tau Research Congress
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Epstein, D. Insomnia Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon. Fatigue Scales in Cancer Survivors: Measurement Properties in an Insomnia Study. Communicating Nursing Research Conference
  • Dirksen, Shannon, Epstein, D. Willingness to Pay for Insomnia Treatment. 20th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies

Honors/Awards

2016     Cancer Nursing research award, Best original published research paper

2014, 2007   American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award

2012       Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

2010       Fellow, Western Academy of Nursing, Western Institute of Nursing

2007       American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year

2007       Undergraduate recognition of teaching excellence

2003       Professor of Year nomination-undergraduate education, Arizona State University

Service

  • Standards committee College of Nusing and Health Innovation (2014-present)
  • Curriculum and Academic Programs committee (2014-present)
  • Ad Hoc Personnel Review Committee Faculty Probationary Review (2016-present)
  • Downtown Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and Mayo Campus, Ombudsperson (2007 - 2015)
  • Arizona Nurses Foundation Academic Scholarship Program, Reviewer (2006 - 2015)
  • Doctoral student Admissions Committee, Member (2006 - 2014)
  • Library Advisory Council, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Dean’s Research Award Committee, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • NIH Grant Mock Reviews Committee, Reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Office for Research and Scholarship Advisory and Monitoring Board, Member (2005 - Present)