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Dr. Donna Ingram - DNP, MSN, RN

Donna Ingram

Chair, Department of Nursing
Department of Nursing

Phone: 478.471.2762

  • Macon - Charles H. Jones - 181
    Phone: 478-471-2762
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday
Biography: Dr. Ingram is an Associate Professor and is currently the Chair of the Department of Nursing at Middle Georgia State University. She has 20 years of experience in academia and 34 years as a Registered Nurse. Specialty areas of practice included medical/surgical nursing, intensive care nursing, and dialysis. Dr. Ingram has served in many roles during her nursing career including staff nurse, charge nurse, Nurse Manager, Director of Quality and Inservice, and Associate Professor.

Dr. Ingram obtained a BSN degree and a MSN in Nursing Administration from Georgia College and State University. She obtained a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Her area of interest in her doctoral studies included organizational readiness for evidence-based practice implementation.

Dr. Ingram volunteered for Central Georgia Susan G Komen organization for which she was a Board Member. She also is a past-President for the Georgia Association for Nursing Education (GANE) non-profit organization and a member of the Jones County Rotary Club. Currently she serves as Treasurer for the Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors.
Courses: NURS 6400 Leadership/Management in Healthcare Policy
Education: BSN from Georgia College and State University
MSN in Nursing Administration from Georgia College and State University
DNP from Medical College of Georgia
CV: Rotary of Jones County Member
Susan G Komen Past Executive Board Member
Central Georgia Medical Reserve Corps volunteer
William S Hutchings College and Career Charter Academy Advisory Board Member
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Transition-to-Practice Advisory Board Member
Jones County High School College and Career Academy Advisory Board Member
Professional Experience: 8/2013 to present Department of Nursing Chair Middle Georgia State University
1/2003 to 5/2013 Assistant Professor Georgia College & State Univ.
5/2003 to present Staff Nurse Coliseum Medical Center
8/2000 to 1/2003 Clinical Instructor Georgia College & State Univ.
9/2000 to 1/2003 Director of Quality and Inservice Fresenius Medical Care, Macon, GA
10/1994 to 9/2000 Dialysis Facility Administrator Total Renal Care, Inc, Macon, GA
2/1989 to 10/1994 Staff Nurse Medical Center of Central GA
7/1987 to 2/1989 Staff Nurse Baldwin County Hospital
Professional Affiliations: Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors
Academic Advisory Committee on Nursing
Organizations: Kay Gatins Nursing Honor Society presently Psi Rho Chapter, STTI, charter member
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society– past International Nurse Leader Review Committee member
Georgia Association for Nursing Education – past President, past Treasurer, past Membership Chair, 2016 Program Planning Chair, and Board Member
National League for Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Awards and Honors: Mable Korsell Award in recognition for outstanding service to Georgia Association for Nursing Education

College of Health Sciences Service Award - Georgia College and State University

Peer Choice Award (2010 & 2011)– Coliseum Medical Center

Publications: Russell, K, Brown, J., Mannella, L., Colquitt, J. and Ingram, D. (2020).Interprofessional Education: TeamSTEPPS® and Simulation with Respiratory Therapy and Nursing Students in Their Last Year, Nursing Perspectives, 41(5), 294-296.

Ingram, D., Russell, K, Hill, K., & Daly, S.. Enhancing Exam Performance to Increase Retention with Students in an Associate Degree Program, Nurse Educator.
2022. doi: 10.1097/NNE.000000000001176.

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