Donna Schultz, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC
DNP, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
MSN, Advanced Neonatal Nursing, Baylor University, Dallas, TX
BSN, SUNY Brockport, Brockport NY
Teaching Certificate, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Certificate in Advanced Pediatric Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner: National Certification Corporation (NCC)
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
Work and Education
Professor Schultz has both worked in neonatology and pediatrics for almost 20 years. Her clinical area of expertise is primary and developmental care for medically complex infants and children. She maintains an active clinical practice here in the DFW area and regularly precepts nurse practitioner students in their clinical courses.
In the past, Professor Schultz has served on many Nursing School Committees. She has served on the DNP Project Committee, the Graduate Curriculum Committee, and Graduate Studies. As a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins, she was the student representative for the school of nursing’s Graduate Studies Committee.
Outside the classroom, Dr. Schultz is active in both the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NANNP), and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She has served on the board for NANNP and co-chaired the task force to revise NNP Competencies. She was also the liaison for the NANN Research Institute and Steering Committee.
Articles and Book Chapters
- Schultz, D.M. & Terhaar, M.F. (2018). Neonatal Nursing: ABO Incompatibility. In Fitzpatrick, J.J., Alfes, C.M., & Hickman, R.L. (Eds.), A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference, p. 416-419. Springer Publishing, New York, N.Y. ISBN: 978-0-8261-3234-5.
- Schultz, D.M. & Terhaar, M.F. (2018). Neonatal Nursing: Hyperbilirubinemia. In Fitzpatrick, J.J., Alfes, C.M., & Hickman, R.L. (Eds.), A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: The Comprehensive Reference, p. 442-444. Springer Publishing, New York, N.Y. ISBN: 978-0-8261-3234-5.
- LoSasso, D.M. (2011). Are we really doing what is best for our tiny patients? NNP shift length and safety: Our time has come. Advances in Neonatal Care, 11, (3), 193-196.
- Invited speaker for the 2013 Texas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, 4/5/13, Ft. Worth, Texas.
- Invited Lecturer for the BHCS RN NICU Internship Program (Spring 2013)
- Invited panelist at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for DNP students-discussed strengths and current limitations for DNP-prepared nurses and potential career trajectories. December 5, 2012.
- The Tiny Babies Project: Evidence-Based Care to Improve the Transition Home. Poster presentation at the Summer Institute of Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Conference, San Antonio, Texas: July 18-21, 2012.
- The Tiny Babies Project: Parents’ Perceived Needs at Discharge from the NICU. Presentation at the NANN Research Summit, March 27-29, 2012, Scottsdale AZ.
- The Tiny Babies Project: A Baseline Data Analysis. Presentation to Dallas/Ft. Worth Collaborative Council for Quality Improvement, and to the BUMC NICU staff for Continuing Medical Education. January, 2012.
- Invited Speaker for matriculating DNP students at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. August, 2011.
- Care of the Complex Child. Presentation to undergraduate nursing students in the high-risk perinatal elective course, and the advanced neonatal nursing students in their Management 2 course. June 2011.
- Newborn Physical Assessment. Presentation to FNP and CNM students in their physical assessment course. February, 2011 & March, 2012
- Care of the Premature Neonate. Presentation to BSN students in their High-Risk Perinatal elective. Coordinated guest speakers from the BUMC NICU as well.
- NRP and Current Litigation Issues. Presentation for the National AALNC conference, April 2007.
Finally, Dr. Schultz is involved in her local community. Aside from spending time with her husband and five children, she is an active member of Prestonwood Baptist Church. She also served on a medical mission trip to Nepal in 2018 where the team cared for ~1,200 Nepalese children and adults in the rural region of Basa (lower Solukhumbu region).