• Title:
    Program Director, Graduate & Doctoral Nursing Education
  • 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 the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). She earned a Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell (2019)
  • M.S., Rivier College (2007)
  • B.S., Rivier College (2003)
  • ADN, New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College Manchester (1986)

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. Proulx. D. Fantasia, H. (2021). The Lived Experience of Postpartum Women Attending Outpatient Substance Treatment for Opioids or Heroin Use. The Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health; 66(2), March/April. 211-217.
  2. Lambert, P., Proulx, D. (2010). Condition H. Advance for Nurses. (May).
  3. Proulx, D. Bourcier, B. (2008). Graduate Nurses in the ICU: An Orientation Model. Critical Care Nurse. 28(4): 44-52.
  4. Proulx, D. (2007). Using the NICO Monitor to Monitor and Manage Proning/ARDS. Respironics.
  5. Proulx, D. (August, 2004). Capnography Guided Insertion of Gastric Tubes. Nursing Spectrum.
  6. Proulx, D. (April, 2000). (Photographs published in) Nursing Reflections: A Century of Caring. Mosby (April 15, 2000). ISBN-13 ‏‎ 978-0323011730
  7. Proulx, D. (1998). Animal-Assisted Therapy. Critical Care Nurse. Apr;18(2): 80-84.
  8. Proulx, D. (Dec 1998). Pawsitive Visitation: Animal Assisted Therapy. Nursing Spectrum.