Donna Copeland, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPN, CPON, AE-C

Assistant Professor
Adult Health Nursing

Research Interests
 
  • Community & Academic Partnerships in Education
  • Improving the Culture of Safety in Healthcare
  • Quality Improvement
  • Translating Evidence-Based Research into Practice
  • Nursing Education

Education
 
  • BSN: University of South Alabama
  • MSN: Executive Nursing Administration, University of South Alabama
  • DNP: Executive nursing Administration, University of South Alabama

Specialized Training & Certification

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer
  • Nurse Executive, Board Certified
  • Asthma Educator-Certified
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse
  • Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse
  • Certified APHON Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Provider Instructor
  • Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor
  • AHA BLS Instructor

Publications
 
  • Buckner, E. B., Copeland, D. J., Miller, K.S., & Op’tHolt, T. (2018). School-based interprofessional asthma self-management education program for middle school students: A feasibility trial. [Community Policy Brief]. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 12(Special Issue 2018). 9.

     

  • Buckner, E. B., Copeland, D. J., Miller, K.S., & Op’tHolt, T. (2018). School-based interprofessional asthma self-management education program for middle school students: A feasibility trial. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 12(Special Issue 2018). 45-59.  

     

  • Copeland, D., Miller, K., Moore, B., Clanton, C. Op’tHolt, T. (2019). Creation of an Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice Council for Collaborative Practice. Ochsner Journal, 19(1).  [abstract].

     

  • Copeland, D., Miller, K., Moore, B., Clanton, C. Op’tHolt, T. (2019, February). Implementation of an interprofessional evidence-based practice council to enhance patient outcomes and empower frontline staff. Virginia Henderson e-Repository, Creating Healthy Work Environments Conference, 2019 (CHWE19PST12). https://sigma. nursingrepository.org/handle/ 10755/16810 P

     

  • Copeland, D. (2019). Spotlight on leadership: Targeting the fear of safety reporting on a unit level. Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(3), 121-124. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000724

     

  • Lampron, S. & Copeland, D. (2019). Spotlight on clinical care: Using a sleep protocol to limit sleep interruptions on a medical-surgical unit. Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(7/8), 350-353.  

     

  • Copeland, D., Miller, K., & Clanton, C. (2020). Spotlight on leadership: The creation of an interprofessional evidence-based practice council. Journal of Nursing Administration, 50(1), 12-15.

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Teaching
 

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Data Management and Decision Making in Health Care Systems
  • Evidence-based Practice and Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Policy & Finance
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Project Planning
  • Managing Healthcare Personnel
  • Nursing Administration Concepts & Theories
  • Nursing Administration Finance
  • Nursing Administration Field Study
  • Nursing Administration Internship
  • Nursing Administration Seminar
  • Executive Administration Project Planning & Development
  • Executive Administration Residency I
  • Executive Administration Residency II
  • Executive Administration Residency III

Honors and Awards
 
  • Excellence in Practice Award, 2001
  • President List/Dean’s List, 1997-2001
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, 2000-2005, 2015
  • Alpha Theta Chi Honor Society, 2000-2005
  • Golden Golden Key Honor Society, 2000, 2015
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honnor Society, 2000
  • Silver Medal Award for Respect, USACWH 2016
  • Christie Miree Award Nominee, 2016
  • Beacon of Light Award (Employee of the Month) April 2016
  • Lizzie Whetsell Award (Roy Conference), June 2016
  • New Faculty Scholar’s Program, 2017
  • University of South Alabama Faculty Development Council (USAFDC) Grant. February 2016-February 2017