LaDonna Christian, PhD, MSN APHN-BC

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LaDonna Christian

Associate Professor of Practice, Nursing and Director of the Bridge and Mentoring Program

Simmons University

LaDonna L. Christian, PhD, MSN, APHN, joined the school of nursing at Simmons University almost twelve years ago, first as faculty in the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program and then in 2010 she was named the program Director. She completed her doctorate degree in Health Professions Education at Simmons College, her Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Community Health Nursing and her undergraduate degree from the University Of Michigan School Of Nursing. Her background and clinical expertise is in Public Health Nursing and Environmental Health with a focus on policy and the underserved and minority population. LaDonna also spent 17 years in public health working with HIV, STI, and TB patients. LaDonna began teaching at Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, but has also taught at South Shore Regional Technical High School, and Coppin State University School of Nursing in Baltimore MD. In her present position, as director of the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program, she works with underrepresented and underprivileged multicultural nursing students, where she has assisted over 380 scholars to reach their goal of becoming a bachelors and masters prepared nurses and nurse leaders in their communities. At Simmons, LaDonna serves as the faculty advisor to the ALANA nursing Liaison, co-facilitator of the Seeking Education Equity and Diversity (SEED) program for faculty, staff, and students, serves as a trainer for the Racial Solidarity Committee and served on the University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee for 2 years.


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