Donna Rossini grew up in the Ann Arbor area. She attended the University of Michigan, receiving Bachelor degrees in Biology and Nursing, and then her Master of Science in Community Health Nursing. Her graduate work was published in the European Journal of Thermology and was presented at the national convention of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1997. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She joined the neurosurgery team at U of M shortly after graduation in 1999.
Donna is actively involved in her professional nurse practitioner association, serving on the founding board as Treasurer, and then eventually President-Elect and then President of the organization. During that time she established and chaired an annual educational conference, and a scholarship fund for Nurse Practitioner students in her local chapter. With her passion for learning, she also established an annual Advanced Practice Nurse Celebration at the University of Michigan which provides educational sessions for all Advanced Practice Nursing disciplines, as well as community service projects such as health fairs and blood pressure screenings open to patients, staff, and visitors of the hospital during National Nurse Practitioner week in November.
Donna has presented numerous lectures on the local and state level in the areas of current and future trends in the treatment of chronic pain, advanced neurological exam, and the evaluation and management of low back pain. She has participated as a nurse educator for a research project on spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of chronic pain. She has co-authored a chapter in the core curriculum for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses board certification exam on neuro-diagnostic tests. She has served as a preceptor and mentor for numerous nurse and nurse practitioner students over the years.
In 2012, she was honored to be awarded Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners for demonstrating clinical excellence and leadership within the profession.
Honors & Awards
- Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, 2012.
Medical School or Training
University of Michigan, School of Nursing, 1998
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurse Credentialing Center
Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners