Donna Coffey, PhD, RN

Associate ProfessorDonna Coffey
Southeastern Louisiana University
School of Nursing
Baton Rouge Center
4849 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
PHONE: (225)-765-2324 Ext. 241
EMAIL: dcoffey@southeastern.edu


Education

- Ph.D. Louisiana State University
- M.S.N. Northwestern State University
- B.S.N. Northwestern State University


Licensure and Board Certifications

- Certification NAACOG, In House Obstetrics
- Certified in Infection Control (CIC)


Academic Positions

- Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University


Honors & Awards

- Nurse Educator Honoree, Baton Rouge District Nurses Association.
- Inducted to membership: Louisiana College Nursing Honor Society
- Inducted to membership: Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Nu Tau Chapter,
- Inducted to membership: Southeastern Louisiana University Nursing Honor Society
- inducted as charter member: Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Rho Zeta


Professional Affiliations

- ANA
- Louisiana State Nurses' Association
- Baton Rouge District Nurses' Association
- Rho Zeta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International


Areas of Research Interest

- Students in a Second Degree Baccalaureate Nursing Program
- Experiences of Faculty of a Second Degree Baccalaureate Nursing Program
- Supervision of Second Degree Prepared Registered Nurses in an Acute Care Facility


Selected Publications & Presentations

-D. Mars, B. Davis, A. Montgomery, D. Burns, S.Baker, D. Coffey.  (December 2017).  The lived experience of Aftrcan-American informal caregivers of family members with alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association.  28(2), pp. 19-25. 

-Hathorn, D., Carruth, A.K., Agosta, L., & Pryor, S. (2009). Self reported back pain among farm women in southeast Louisiana. AAOHN, 57(6), 232-238. 

-Hathorn, D., Machtmes, K., Tillman, K.  (2009).  The lived experience of nurses working with student nurses in the clinical environment.  The Qualitative Report. 14(2), 227-244.

-Sealey, Hathorn. (2014).  The lived experience of Honduran and USA nursing students working together in a study abroad program.  The Qualitative Report, 19(96), 1-20.

-Tillman, K., Machtmes, K. & Hathorn, D.  (2008). Masculinity: Consider the myths and realities for men in nursing. Journal of Men in Nursing. 3(1), 23-28.

-“Perceptions of Nursing Faculty in Teaching Second Degree Nursing Students.” Connnie Logan Research, Rho Zeta Chapter STTI, Research Conference. 2011.

-“Nursing Supervisors Comparison of Second Degree BSN-RNs and Traditional BSN- RNs to Job Performance” Dr. Linda Corson Jones Research Day, Metairie, LA. 2011.

-“Teaching Methods to Promote Competence in clinical Nursing Practice”.  One hour group discussion topic.  7th US-Russian Nursing Conference. 2009.  US-Russian Nurses: Promoting Health Through the Global Nursing Community.

-“The Lived Experience of American and Honduran Nursing Students Working Together:  A Model for Nursing Study Abroad” Contributing author, 40th Biennial Convention of STTI Honor Society of Nursing. 2009.

-Hathorn, D., “Self-reported back pain in farm women from Southeastern Louisiana”  Dr. Connie S. Logan Research Day “Linking Research to practice: connecting Globally Through Knowledge”. 2009.

-2018 Annual Faculty Enhancement Seminar:  “Getting the Most Out of Discussion Forums to Enhance Andragogy in BSN and Graduate Nursing Programs” Southeastern Louisiana School of Nursing Kinesiology & Health Sciences Annex, Room 1001 Hammond, Louisiana. January 10, 2018

-L.J.Sealey, D. Coffey.  (November 17, 2017). Application of CLAS Standards:  Communication and language assistance.  South Louisiana Intercollegiate Nursing Research Day. Podium Presentation.  Lake Charles, Louisiana. November 17, 2017

-TQR 6th Annual Conference. Sealey, Hathorn. The lived experience of Honduran and USA nursing students working together in a study abroad program.NOVA Southeastern University. Florida, USA. January 2015

-Enteral Feedings, Infection Control, Physical Examination of the Neonate, SBAR reporting and charting.  Lecture series to nursing staff in the Regional Perinatal Center. Tomsk, Russia. April 2014

-Enteral Feedings in the Very Low Birthwieght Neonate. RAMA (Russian American Medical Association). Webinar to Neonatologists at the Regional Perinatal Center, Tomsk, Russia. November 16, 2012

-Neonatal Bacterial Infections. RAMA (Russian American Medical Association). Webinar to Neonatologists at the Regional Perinatal Center, Tomsk, Russia. November 16, 2012

-The Lived Experience of Teaching Second Degree Students in a BSN Nursing Program.  AACN (American Association of Collegiate Nursing), Baccalaureate Education Conference. San Antonio, Texas. November 16, 2012

-Evaluation of a Second Degree BSN-RN Program:  Nursing Supervisiors’ Performance Appraisals and Experiences in Supervision of Entry Level Second Degree RN’s.  AACN (American Association of Collegiate Nursing), Baccalaureate Education Conference. San Antonio, Texas. 2011. Oral presentation, Hammond, La.

-“Perceptions of Nursing Faculty in Teaching Second Degree Nursing Students.” Connnie Logan Research, Rho Zeta Chapter STTI, Research Conference. April 8. 2010. Oral presentation, LSU Research Conference

-“Nursing Supervisors Comparison of Second Degree BSN-RNs and Traditional BSN- RNs to Job Performance” Dr. Linda Corson Jones Research Day, April 16, Metairie, LA. 2009. Oral Presentation Workshop

-“Nurses and Preceptors Working with Student Nurses.”  Baton Rouge Center, SELAHEC Workshop, 3 CEUs December 1,   2009

-“The Lived Experience of American and Honduran Nursing Students Working Together:  A Model for Nursing Study Abroad” Contributing author, 40thBiennial Convention of STTI Honor Society of Nursing. October 31-November 4, 2009

- “Lessons Learned: A Nurses’ Perspective of Nursing in Russia,” October 13, 2009. Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Rho Zeta Chapter presentation. 1 hour CEU. 

-“Nurses Who Work with student Nurses in the Acute Care Clinical Environment” Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Psi Chapter, McNeese State University, September 28, 2009. LSNA, ANCC 1.2 hours. 

-“Teaching Methods to Promote Competence in clinical Nursing Practice”.  One hour group discussion topic.  7th US-Russian Nursing Conference July 31-August 14, 2009.  US-Russian Nurses: Promoting Health Through the Global Nursing Community.

-Staff Development Workshop:  Chronic Diseases+Pregnancy. “Thyroidism in Pregnancy” One hour in-service education presentation, Women’s Hospital. April 22, 2009.

-“Self-reported back pain in farm women from Southeastern Louisiana”  Dr. Connie S. Logan Research Day “Linking Research to practice: connecting Globally Through Knowledge”. April 3, 2009

-Faculty Development Workshop:  “Integrating Simulation into the Nursing Curriculum: Labor and Delivery Scenario Using the Noell Gamar Maniken.” Southeastern Louisiana University, School of Nursing, November 14, 2008. 

-“Strategies for Enhancing the Clinical learning Environment through Collaborative Practice with Staff Nurses.”  Scientific session research presentation (oral), STTI Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD. November, 2007. 

-“The Lived Experience of Nurses Working with Student Nurses in the Acute Clinical Environment,” Dr. Connie S. Logan Research Day, (oral) research presentation. April, 2007.