Donna Munroe - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

About the College

Donna Munroe, PhD, RN

Donna Munroe

Title:

Professor

Division:

Nursing & Health Studies

Unit:

Nursing

Office Location:

Nursing 143

Office Phone:

(815) 753-9532

Office Fax:

(815) 753-0814

Email:

dmunroe@niu.edu



Courses Taught

  • NURS 312:   Nursing Research and Evidence –Based Practice
  • NURS 432:   Processes for Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 435:   Gerontological Nursing
  • NURS 463:   Practicum in Leadership and Population-Focused Nursing
  • NURS 488:   Nursing Ethics and Law
  • NURS 616:   Nursing Practice within the Health Care Delivery System
  • NURS 643:   Internship:  Nursing Education I
  • NURS 644:   Internship: Nursing Education II

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, Health Policy and Health Administration
  • M.S.N., St. Louis University, Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist 
  • B.S.N., St. Louis University 

Academic Interests

  • Nurse leadership and management
  • Role of the nurse in institutional and public policy implementation and evaluation
  • Public (community) health nursing

Research Interests

  • Health care, housing and services for the older adult
  • Education needs of nurses related to gerontological nursing
  • Fostering evidence-based practice with practicing registered nurses in acute and community-based settings

Selected Publications

Brand, L., Munroe, D.J., & Gavin, J.  (2013).  The effect of hand massage on pre-operative/pre-procedure anxiety in day surgery patients.  AORN, 97(6), 708-717

Munroe, D.J., Kaza, P., & Howard, D. (2011). Culture-change training: nursing facility staff perceptions of culture change. Geriatric Nursing, 32(6), 400-407.

McFadden, K., Chen, S., Munroe, D.J., Naftzger, J., & Selinger, E.M. (2011). Creating an innovative interdisciplinary graduate certificate program. Innovative Higher Education. 36(3), 161-176 .

Diedrich, A., Munroe, D.J., & Jolgren, M.  (2010).  Promoting physical activity for persons with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 36(1), 132-140. 

McFadden, K.L., Chen, S.J., Munroe D.J. & Naftzger, J.R.  (2009, November).  Exploring an innovative interdisciplinary healthcare curriculum: a partnership of the Colleges of Business, Law, Engineering and Health Sciences.  Invited Session and Proceedings of the Regional Meeting of Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA. Abstract in Proceedings. 

Honors / Awards

  • 2013: Fisher Award for Excellence in Service. Faculty Award. Northern Illinois University, College of Health and Human Sciences, DeKalb, IL.
  • 2011: Best Research Poster Award.  “The effect of hand massage on pre-operative/pre-procedure anxiety in day surgery patients.”  Co-author with L. Brand and J. Giles.  Nurses Expo 2011, Rockford, IL.
  • 2009: Best Instructional Innovation Award, Exploring an innovative multidisciplinary healthcare curriculum: a partnership of the Colleges of Business, Law, Engineering and Health Sciences.  Co-author with McFadden, Chen and Naftzger, Alpha Iota Delta and Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Oxford, OH. 
  • 2009: Best Paper Award, Exploring an innovative multidisciplinary healthcare curriculum: a partnership of the Colleges of Business, Law, Engineering and Health Sciences. Co-author with McFadden, Chen, and Naftzger, Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Oxford, OH. 
  • 2006: Sullivan Award for Excellence in Research.  Faculty Award.  Northern Illinois University, College of Health and Human Sciences, DeKalb, IL.