Donna Behler McArthur, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Professor of Nursing
Current Research Interests
Dr. McArthur has 40 years experience within nursing, including 30 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner, NP educator, and administrator within ambulatory health care settings in the United States and the Middle East. Her scholarly activities embrace nurse practitioner education and practice with ethnically diverse and vulnerable populations across the life span. Prior to her current position, she was a clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, and Director of the DNP Program. She maintains an Adjunct Clinical Professor position within that institution. Previously, Dr. McArthur was Director of the FNP Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, during which time she was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson grant to participate in a national program to develop a model for educating NP students in a managed-care setting. In 2006 she was awarded the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation/Endo Pharmaceuticals Grant for her research study, Pain Perception in Adults with ALS. At present, her research and community activities are focused on initiatives surrounding this disease. She was one of the first NPs to be inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
McArthur, D.B. (P.I.) (2009). Department of health & Human Services, HRSA, Advanced Education Nursing Program: DNP Expansion. Funded 1 July 09-30 June 2012 ($749,742)
McArthur, D.B. (P.I.) (2006). Pain Perception in Adults with ALS. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation/Endo Pharmaceuticals.
McArthur, D.B. (P.I.), & Miles, P. (co-PI) (November, 1999). Partnerships in Quality Education, Robert Wood Johnson.
Michaels, C., McEwen, M. & McArthur, D. (2008). Saying no to primary prevention guidelines: Client values, beliefs, and evidence-based practice. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 20 (12), 585-589.
McArthur, D. B. (2007). Chapter 14. Academic nursing centers and nursing practice. In Reel & Abraham, Business & Legal Essentials for Nurse Practitioners, St. Louis: Elsevier.
Dyer, J., Shinoskie, M., & McArthur, D.B. (2007). Chapter 20. Risk management, In Reel & Abraham, Business & Legal Essentials for Nurse Practitioners. St. Louis: Elsevier.
McArthur, D.B. (2006). The nurse practitioner as a leader. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(1), 8-10.
Southern Nursing Research Society, 2001-2003: 2008-present
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Education Committee, 1999-2003
Foundation Research Grant Award reviewer, 1999, 2001, 2003; 2004; 2005
Item writer for AANP Certification Program, 2000, 2001
Podium and poster presentation reviewer, Annual conference, June/July 2000, June 2002, June 2003, June 2004, Inducted as Fellow 2001.
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties; Practice Committee, 2000-2004; Distance Learning Committee, 2006-2007; Curriculum Leadership Committee, 2007-present.