Dr. Agnes DiStasi


Dr. Agnes DiStasi is a Nursing Education Consultant with ATI Nursing Education and a faculty member with Aspen University. She has held previous positions as a Dean, Director, and faculty member. Dr. DiStasi has been an RN for 35 years with specialty areas in medical/surgical nursing, pain management, and gerontological nursing. She has more than 25 years of experience in nursing education, having taught at the LPN-RN, Diploma, ADN, BSN, RN-BSN, and MSN levels. She has developed curricula for BSN, MSN, and DNP programs. She has been involved in several accreditation visits, and the preparations for those visits, and has been an active participant in program assessment and evaluation activities.

Dr. DiStasi created numerous hybrid courses (75% online) according to best practices in online course development for a new RN-BSN program in partnership with a major instructional design firm. She is an advocate for the utilization of active learning strategies, and has been a part of the shift to active learning in nursing education through publications and presentations at national, state, and local conferences and meetings. 

Dr. DiStasi’s primary interests in nursing education include the socialization of adjunct clinical instructors to the nurse faculty role, concept-based curriculum development, active learning/conceptual learning/clinical judgment development, and overall faculty development regarding the relationship between teaching and learning, program assessment, program evaluation, and accreditation. Dr. DiStasi is a Certified Nurse Educator. She earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Cincinnati, and her DNP from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. DiStasi is a Cincinnati native who is blessed to now be living the dream in beautiful Arizona.