Diane PestolesiTitle: Nursing Instructor
Division: Division of Health Sci & Human Services
Office: HS 256
Alt Phone: (949) 582-4790
MSN, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1993
B.A., University of Hawaii, 1984
Honors and Awards
Paradigm Nursing Faculty Carnegie Institute for Education
Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified Neuroscience Nurse
Diane Pestolesi joined Saddleback College in August 1995. Her responsibilities have included working as Acting Assistant Dean, Director of the Nursing Program 2008 - 2009. In Fall 2009 Diane returned to the role of the Assistant Director of Nursing and Co Lead Faculty for Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing.
Prior to joining Saddleback College, Diane worked as a Staff Nurse and Educator at Hoag Hospital where she continues to work as an Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse on an on call basis. In her spare time, Diane enjoys watching her kids Tommy, Kari and Danny compete in Volleyball. Diane also enjoys running and playing beach volleyball. Diane is married to the Irvine Valley College Men's and Women's volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi.
Test development, item writing, urriculum development and believe it or not accreditation!
Neuroscience and Critical Care Nursing