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Donna White, DNP, FNP-BC

Director of Online Clinical Education
School of Nursing

Fisher Hall 550M
Phone: 412.396.6548


D.N.P., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL
M.S.N. - Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
B.S.N., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Donna White recently joined Duquesne University first as Adjunct Clinical Faculty and then full-time as the Director of Online Clinical Education. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL with a focus on leadership resilience, team engagement and patient satisfaction. Dr. White has both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (magna cum laude) and a Master of Science in Nursing degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. White has national board certification with the American Nurses Association as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), providing primary care to patients for nearly 25 years. She has clinical experience in cardiovascular surgical nursing and practiced as an FNP at a busy internal medicine group where she was nominated for the Cameos of Caring award. Dr. White recently has worked in the retail clinic setting, directing clinic operations across multiple states, managing national cross-functional teams, participating in corporate policy development, and leading regulatory and administrative corporate initiatives.

Donna is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, the Nurse Practitioner Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Sigma Theta Tau. She strongly supports the NP profession and Full Practice Authority in Pennsylvania, and has represented Allegheny County as the Coordinator of the "Putting Patients First" campaign. Dr. White is also a CPR instructor with the American Heart Association, teaching professionally and in the community for over 20 years. Her interests also include leadership and healthcare management, team building, diversity and inclusion, homeless ministries, and missions work in the Dominican Republic.



2012 - "Vaccine updates for the elderly." Oral Presentation, Western Pennsylvania Teacher's Conference, Canonsburg, PA

2014 - "Evaluation of leadership resilience with provider team engagement and patient satisfaction in a retail health setting." Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA


2014 - Golden Key International Honour Society

2009 - Cameos of Caring nominee

1994 - Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Chapter