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Master of Science: R.N. to M.S.

Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue PhD, APRN-BC, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue PhD, APRN-BC, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue PhD, APRN-BC, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Professor of Practice, Nursing (graduate nursing)

Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue PhD, APRN-BC, WHNP-BC, FAANP


Dr. Koeniger-Donohue is committed to fostering lifelong learning from a mindfulness based, compassionate perspective. She is actively engaged in several research projects while teaching primarily in the master's and doctoral nursing programs. She is also examining innovative strategies to expand the capacity of collegiate schools of nursing for the 21st century using a variety of health information technology tools. Her research interests are focused in the areas of health information technology to enhance patient safety and quality, women's health and primary care across the lifespan. She also practices as an NP at the Simmons College Health Center and was recently inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


  • BSN St Anselm's College
  • MSN Boston University
  • Ph.D University of Rhode Island

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Koeniger-Donohue. R & Hawkins, J.W. (2010). The Future of Nursing and Health Care: Through the Looking Glass 2030 [Editorial]. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 22(5), 233-236.


  • Gavronsky, S., Koeniger-Donohue, R., Steller, J. & Hawkins, J. Postoperative Pain: Acupuncture Versus Percutaneous Nerve Stimulation. Pain Management Nursing Journal. Available online 06 January, 2010


  • Pfeiffer, K. & Koeniger-Donohue, R. (2008). The DNP for Advanced Practice Nurses: Integrating Practice into a Terminal Degree. Women's Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(12), 27-34.


  • Koeniger-Donohue, R. (2008). Handheld Computers in Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Education, 47 (2), 74-77.


  • Koeniger-Donohue. R. (2007). Nurse Practitioner-Client Interaction as Resource Exchange: The Nurse's View. The Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(6), 1050-1060.


  • Gaumer, G. & Koeniger-Donohue, R. et. al .(2007). The use of informatics by APRNs. Computers, Informatics and Nursing. November/December, 25(6), 344-353.


  • Koeniger- Donohue, R. & Bisbee, S. (2007). Optimizing Clinical Use of Handheld Technology: PDAs for APRNs. American Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 11(5), 22-34.


  • Koeniger-Donohue, R. (2006). The FemCap®: A new non hormonal contraceptive. Annual Primary Care Edition of The Women's Health Care Journal, 5, (4), 79-90.


  • Koeniger-Donohue, R. (2003). Journal of Clinical Nursing. An exploratory study of client- nurse practitioner encounters as resource exchange in a women's health clinic, The Journal of Clinical Nursing, 12, 726-735.


Book Chapters

  • Koeniger-Donohue, R. (2010). The Papanicolaou Smear (Chapter 9) and The FemCap (Chapter 15). In H.A. Carcio et. al., 2nd. Eds., Advanced Health Assessment of Women: Clinical Skills and Procedures. Philadelphia: Lippincott.


  • Donohue, R. (1994). The Female Reproductive System. In M. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Concepts and Activities in Nursing Health Assessment (pp. 233-247). Springhouse, PA: Springer.



  • Donohue, R., Morrill, D. & Tallon, C. (1999). Women's Health Case Studies. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.