Donna Clare MN NP

Academic Coordinator FHD, MN-NP Program



  • Master of Nursing – NP (2007) Athabasca University
  • Bachelor of Nursing (2005) Athabasca University
  • General Nursing Diploma – RN (1979) BC Institute of Technology
  • Vancouver Community College: Critical Care and NICU certificates
  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Certificate (1994)

Clinical Background

As an RN, I worked in acute care hospitals for almost 30 years in a variety of settings including critical care, PACU and NICU, pediatric open-heart, and general pediatrics. I have practiced in BC, Ontario, and Alberta, and Saudi Arabia

As a primary care NP, I have worked in LTC and various primary care clinics in Alberta. I also worked for Indigenous Services Canada as a telehealth NP. I maintain a part-time NP position providing primary care services.


CARNA award for Nursing Excellence 2016 – Committee’s Choice

Academic Activities

Professional Development courses

  • Author: RN Prescribing Courses
    • Module 1: Competencies, Requirements and Standards
    • Module 2: Knowledge-based Practice – Prescribing Medications and Ordering Diagnostic Tests
  • Author: Adult Mental Health, Mental Illness and the Approach to Care in Community Settings
    • Course 1: Foundational Concepts: Health Promotion, Illness Prevention and Diagnoses
    • Course 2: Advanced Concepts: Medications, Therapies and Special Populations

Author: NURS527: NP Adult Mental Health for the NP program

Athabasca University Research Ethics Board, FHD Departmental Chair


  • Nurse Practitioner Association of Alberta, Calgary, April 2019. “Novel NP models of Care: Entreprenurism in the Community Setting.”
  • NETNEB conference, Banff 2018: “Enhancing Clinical Mentorship in On-line Nurse Practitioner Education.”
  • Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens 2017: “Bringing Health Care Home: A pilot project to improve access to primary health care using mobile Nurse Practitioner services.”


  • Clare, D. (2019). Bringing health care home: A pilot project to improve access to primary health care using mobile nurse practitioner services. Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences, 6(1), 19-34. DOI: 10.30958/ajh_v6i1
  • Clare, D. (2010). Integrating Nurse Practitioners into Long-Term Care: Creating Supportive Environments. Canadian Nursing Homes (out of print).
  • Clare, D. (2008). Building Healthy Communities through the dynamics of Community Drum Circles. Canadian Nurse.

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Nurse Practitioners in Private Practice
  • NP Integration and Health Policy
  • On-line Education

Professional Activities

  • NPAA president 2010-2012
  • Alberta NPs in Private Practice president 2014-2016
  • NPAA conference director 2009
  • CARNA competency committee 2010
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee 2003-2007