Due to the recent weather closures, the deadline for making schedule adjustments (Drop/Add period) has been extended until Tuesday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. The final fee payment deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00 p.m. Further information on any additional changes to the spring calendar will be forthcoming.

Donna Coffey, PhD, RN

Associate Professorhathorn
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


- 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

- 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

- 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.
- 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.
- "Strategies for Enhancing the Clinical learning Environment through Collaborative Practice with Staff Nurses." Scientific session research presentation (oral), STTI Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD. 2007.
Selected Funded Projects and Research
- Pediatric and Obstetrical Simulation Enhancement. CITI. 2009.
- Budgetary Support for Data Collection and Analysis. Faculty Development Grant. 2008.
- Hi-Fi Nursing Simulation Equipment. CITI Grant. 2008.
- Enhancing Student Nuses Assessment Skills for the Newborn. Teaching Enhancement Grant. 2007.