Researcher profile for Donna Burkett
Donna Burkett, RN, BN, MHPrac(Child Health), GDTE. Donna is a Registered Nurse with 20+ years of clinical child & youth health experience and several years teaching experience within the world of nursing. Donna joined the School of Nursing team at Otago Polytechnic in October 2018, having completed her BN at OP in 1999 and her Masters in Child Health Nursing in 2015. Donna has worked both nationally and internationally during her career, more recently returning from working in Qatar in the Middle East, where she helped to commission and open a brand new specialty woman and children's hospital, a first of its kind for the Middle Eastern region. Her passion is centered around empowering nurses to strive for excellence in the care they provide, in order to promote improved health outcomes for patients and their families. Donna is excited to be part of some innovative and dynamic research focused on the development of a clinical coaching model within the undergraduate nursing programmes here at OP.