About Janet D. Donnelly, PhD

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Loretto Heights College in Nursing in 1976, and a Master's degree in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist from LLU in 2007. I was a unit-based Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego from 2008 to 2017. After earning my Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of San Diego, I was hired in 2017 as an Assistant Professor at the Loma Linda University School of Nursing. I am passionate about research and global nursing, and I had the privilege to accompany Dr. Anne Berit Petersen to Mongolia for LLU and the WHO's Smoking Cessation program. During this trip, we also traveled to China and presented a Fall Prevention and Safe Patient Mobilization presentation at the annual Chinese Nursing Conference. Beginning in Fall, of 2021 to current, I have had the honor to co-teach Translational Research to graduate students with Dr. Faye Truax and Dr. Jan Nick. In the Summer of 2022, I had the privilege to join Dr. Jan Nick in Thailand and co-teach Translational Research at the University of the Pacific to 45 international master's students from 15 different countries. It was a truly rewarding experience. I look forward to serving the school of nursing and preparing for tomorrow's nurses, both in the United States and abroad. I look forward to a rich research career at LLUH and making a difference for students, patients, and families in the mission to "make man whole."