About Donna Maheady, MSN, EdD, NP

Donna Maheady, MSN, EdD, NP 36,953 Views

Joined: Sep 11, '06; Posts: 165 (51% Liked) ; Likes: 319
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Author, Blogger, Founder of nonprofit organization for nurses and nursing students with disabilities; from US
Specialty: 38 year(s) of experience in Pediatrics, developmental disabilities

Greetings from sunny Florida!

I am a pediatric nurse practitioner, autism Mom/warrior, nurse educator, author and blogger.

My name is Donna Maheady (pronounced “Ma head e”). I have a wide range of nursing experience both in academic and practice settings.

Pediatrics is my love and passion but I have also taught many other topics. I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and I have being practicing and teaching nursing for over 35 years.

I grew up in Connecticut and went to nursing school at the University of Bridgeport. I received my MS in nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a certificate as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas Medical Center at Galveston. I received my doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

I am married and have one daughter who is 28. Lauren is diagnosed with autism, mental retardation and epilepsy. My advocacy work for Lauren was the foundation for my later research and publications about issues related to nurses and nursing students with disabilities.

My husband and I love to travel. Our trips have taken us to Italy, Spain, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand.

I am the founder of the nonprofit resource network for nurses and nursing students with disabilities www.ExceptionalNurse.com.

Author of three books "The Exceptional Nurse: Tales from the trenches of truly resilient nurses working with disabilities", "Leave No Nurse Behind: Nurses working with disabilities" and "Nursing students with disabilities change the course", I have also written numerous articles about nurses and nursing students with disabilities as well as other topics.

I blog about all things related to nurses with disabilities http://exceptionalnurse.blogspot.com/ and tweet @ExceptNurse. I also blog about parenting an adult daughter with autism at http://autismolympics.blogspot.com/.

Born to become a nurse....nursing is my passion!


Posts: 165 (51% Liked) Likes: 319

Personal Information
Education
RN-PhD
Occupation
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Author, Blogger, Founder of nonprofit organization for nurses and nursing students with disabilities
Location:
US
Specialty
Pediatrics, developmental disabilities
Experience
38 years
Interests
music, knitting
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