Donna M. Gauthier, PhD, RN, CNE

  • Donna GauthierAssociate Professor
    • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
      P.O. Box 43810
    • Lafayette, LA 70504
    • PHONE: (337)-482-5639
    • EMAILDmg6362@louisiana.edu

 

Education

    • P.h.D. University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
    • M.S.N. Texas Woman's University
    • B.S.N. University of Southwestern Louisiana

 

 

Licensure and Board Certifications

    • Registered Nurse in Louisiana
    • National League for Nursing:  Certified Nurse Educator

 

Academic Positions

    • Associate Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

 

Professional Affiliations

    • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
    • Scientific Planning Committee 
    • Phi Kappa Phi 
    • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
    • American Nurses Association
    • Louisiana Nurses Association District IV     
    • Member of State of Louisiana, Department of  Health and Hospitals, Committee on the Louisiana Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (LAPOST)    

 

Selected Publications & Presentations

    • Carruth, A., Broussard, P. Gauthier, D.M., Waldmeier, V. (2010). "Graduate nursing online orientation course: Transitioning for success. Journal of Nursing Education.
    • Gauthier, D.M.(Sept/Oct,2008).  Opportunities and challenges:  Communication near the end of life.  MEDSURG Nursing. 
    • Gauthier, D.M. (March 18, 2010).  UL Lafayette Continuing Education Presentation.  “Pain Management Update for Nursing Home Administrators”
    • Gauthier, D.M. (November, 2009).  Accent on Scholarship.  “Challenges and Opportunities:  Communication Near the End of Life.”
    • Gauthier, D.M. (February, 2009).  LSCTS Presentation.  “Using Powerpoint Effectively.”
    • Gauthier, D.M. (September, 2008).  “Decision Making Near the End of Life.”  Invited speaker for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Continuing Education Program entitled, Meeting the Unique Needs of Patients at the End of Life.
    • Gauthier, D.M. (September, 2008).  “Examining Cultural Issues in the Context of Providing End of Life Nursing Care.”  Invited speaker for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Continuing Education Program entitled, Meeting the Unique Needs of 
      Patients at the End of Life.
    • Gauthier, D.M. (February, 2008).  “Making Clinical Assignments:  What are Nursing Schools Doing?”.  Accepted for poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society.  Birmingham, Alabama. 
    • Gauthier, D.M. (October, 2007).  “Care Plan Documentation to Meet Federal and State Guidelines”.  Invited speaker for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Teleconference for Clinical Nurses. 
    • Gauthier, D.M. (August, 2007).  “Decision Making Near the End of Life.”  Invited speaker for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Continuing Education Program entitled, Meeting the Unique Needs of Patients at the End of Life.
    • Gauthier, D.M. (August, 2007).  “Examining cultural issues in the context of providing end of life nursing care.”  Invited speaker for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Continuing Education Program entitled, Meeting the Unique Needs of 
      Patients at the End of Life.
    • Gauthier, D.M. (July, 2007).  “Advance Directives and Living Wills.”  Invited speaker for Gardenview Village in New Iberia, LA. 

 

Selected Funded Projects and Research

  • Co-PI and Recipient of a Louisiana Board of Regents of Higher Education 2-Year Enhancement Grant for “Developing a Multimedia Simulation to Enhance eLearning for Graduate Nursing Students”
  • Recipient of Summer Research Award.  “Facilitators and Barriers to Hospice Referral for Nursing Home Residents.”
  • Submitted Board of Regents Enhancement Grant.  Developing a Multimedia Simulation to Enhance E-Learning for Graduate Nursing Students. 
  • Submitted HRSA Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship Grant.
  • Recipient of  Faculty Development Grant
  • PI of Research Project, “Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain.”         
  • Recipient of the UL Lafayette College of Nursing and Allied Health  Professions Summer 2008 Sabbatical. 
  • Co-PI of Research Project conducted, “Evaluation of Student Class Participation with Audience Response System.”

Research Review

    • 2005 SNRS Abstract Reviewer
    • Manuscript reviewer for International Journal of Nursing Practice
    • Abstract Reviewer for 2008 Senior Health Encyclopedia by Cengage Learning