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Erin Donovan, EdD, began her career at CMU in the fall of 2018 but has been teaching full-time since 2016, in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Donovan was the recipient of the 2021 Nurse Educator Award for exemplifying the Spirit of Extraordinary Leadership in Nursing Education through the Nurse Educator Conference of the Rockies and is a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing. Prior to teaching full-time, she taught adjunct in Practical Nursing and BSN programs, while working full-time at a critical access hospital.

She believes inspiring and encouraging students will enhance learning and create an atmosphere where academic excellence, scholarship, and leadership will attribute to personal and professional growth. She also believes it is important to allow students an opportunity to take a role in their own learning; where students are able to utilize their own previous knowledge, experiences and current interests to facilitate learning opportunities for everyone.

At CMU, Donovan is teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Her interests include research related to professional role socialization processes in the nursing curriculum in preparation for students' transition to practice, leadership and education.

When Donovan is not teaching, she enjoys crocheting, hiking, camping, spending time with her family and baking.

Erin Donovan, EdD | Curriculum Vitae

Published Work

Donovan, E. C. (2023). Civil Discourse as a Teaching Strategy in Nursing. Nurse Educator.

Donovan, E. C. (2023, Winter). AACN Diversity Symposium Summary: The Journey Begins. AACN’s Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter.

Donovan, E. C. (2022, Summer). Respectful Conversations About Race: It is Not if, but When. AACN’s Diversity & Inclusion Newsletter.

Donovan, E. C., Holvoet, J. A., & Hall, K. (2022, March). Evaluation and quality improvement of DNP-FNP scholarly projects. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 34(3), 565-571.