• Title:
    Assistant Professor of Nursing, Director of Graduate Nursing Programs
  • Department:
    Nursing and Health Professions

Donna Proulx, Ph.D., RN, CCRN-CSC



Dr. Donna Proulx 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.”

Dr. Proulx is Past President of the New Hampshire Chapter of AACN. She earned a Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts,  Lowell.


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

Courses Taught

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

Recent Publications and Proceedings

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