Donna Bailey

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Donna W Bailey is a Contributing Faculty member in the School of Nursing. She lives in Alton, Virginia. Her education background includes Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; M.N., University of South Carolina-Columbia; B.S.N, Western Carolina University. She has been a nurse since 1973. Her experience includes almost every field of nursing and every role. Her research interests include nursing informatics, teaching and learning, technology in teaching and learning, and sustainability literacy. She has been an educator in different specialties since 1980. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the POD Network.

Courses Taught

NURS 8200 - Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation

NURS 8210 - Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology


BS, Western Carolina University

Masters, University of South Carolina-Columbia

PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Awards / Honors

Alumni of the Year 2010, Western Carolina University, 2010


Kibbe, D. C., Smith, P. P., LaVallee, R., Bailey, D. J., Bard, M. (1997). A guide to finding and evaluating best practice health care information on the internet: The truth is out there?. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement

Ulsenheimer, J. H., Bailey, D. J., McCullough, E. M., Thornton, S. E., Warden, E. W. (1997). Thinking about thinking. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

Bailey, D. J. (2017). Framing Comfort during the Childbirth Process. International Journal of Childbirth Education

Bailey, D. J. (2011). Assessing Embedded Geospatial Student Learning Outcomes in Forestry and Natural Resources Curricula.. Journal of Forestry

Bailey, D. J. (2003). Taking a Proactive Approach to Managing SPAM. CIN Plus