Donna Lister is an associate professor at Southern Utah University and department chair in the nursing program. Donna received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (BYU) where she specialized as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 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 has also achieved certification as a nurse educator (CNE).
Donna has 30 plus years of experience as a clinical nurse and 21 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, on the board of the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders, as the chair for the Southern Utah Clinical Coordination Committee, and is chair of the Academic Leadership Committee of the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders. Her areas of interest include nursing education, educational processes, rural health, rural populations, family and mental health, politics, and current issues in nursing and health care.