Diana Faugno

Diana Faugno

Past President and Co-Founder, Academy of Forensic Nursing


A Minnesota native, Diana Faugno graduated with a degree in Nursing from the University of North Dakota in 1973. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and then went on to earn numerous credentials and certifications (CPN, AFN-C, FAAFS, SANE-A, and SANE-P). Her expertise and experience have earned her recognition as a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), as well as a Distinguished Fellow in both the Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). 

Faugno frequently provides training to professionals across the country, including presentations at scientific community assemblies like the American Academy of Science and the EVAWI International Conference, as well as local Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs). She is also the co-author of numerous textbooks and papers dealing with the forensic medical aspects of sexual assault, strangulation, and domestic violence. Her latest publication is The Forensic Nursing Workbook. 

Faugno currently serves on the Board of Directors for End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC).