Department of Nursing and Health Professions

Donna Proulx

Assistant Professor

Director of Graduate Nursing
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • M.S., Nursing Education, Rivier College
  • B.S., Nursing, Rivier College
  • ADN, New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College Manchester


  • CCRN, Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • CSC, Cardiac Surgery Certification


Donna holds two certifications in critical care from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses—one in adult critical care (CCRN) and a second in adult cardiac surgery (CSC). Her 2018/19 doctoral work was a qualitative inquiry: “The Lived Experience of Postpartum Women Attending Outpatient Substance-Abuse Treatment for Opioid or Heroin Use.”

Proulx is Past President of the New Hampshire Chapter of AACN. She earned the Ph.D. in Nursing program at UMass Lowell.

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  • Condition H- Advance for Nurses (May 2010)
  • Graduate Nurses in the ICU: An Orientation Model-Critical Care Nurse (August 2008)
  • Using the NICO to Monitor and Manage Proning/ARDS-Respironics (2007)
  • Capnography Guided Insertion of Gastric Tubes, Nursing Spectrum (August 2004)
  • Photographs Published in A Century of Caring Mosby (April, 2000)
  • Animal Assisted Therapy-Critical Care Nurse (April, 1998)
  • Pawsitive Visitation: Animal Assisted Therapy-Nursing Spectrum (December, 1998)

Courses Taught

  • NSG 606 Research Capstone
  • NSG 620 Biostatistics
  • NSG 805 Health Research Methods
  • NSG 802 Interpretation of Quantitative Research for Healthcare