Donna Lister is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing at Southern Utah University . Donna received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Utah and her Master of Science in Nursing from Brigham Young University. Upon completion of her studies at BYU, Donna was nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She maintains licensure and practices as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Family Practice in Parowan, Utah. Her PhD in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education was earned from Walden University. She is also a certified nurse educator (CNE).
Donna has 30 plus years of experience as a clinical nurse and 23 years of experience in nursing education. She has worked in acute care, long term care, public health, school and home health settings. Donna has experience in direct care, administration, and quality assurance in hospital, home care, and community settings. Donna currently serves on the Valley View Medical Center Board of Trustees, the State Board of Nursing Education Committee, and the Advisory Committee for the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah. Her areas of interest include nursing education and educational processes, rural health and populations, as well as current issues in nursing and health care.