Nationally recognized as an expert in medical-surgical and gerontological nursing, Donna has a wealth of experiences as a clinical nurse specialist, educator, and nursing administrator for over 30 years. She has taught at the diploma and baccalaureate levels, and most recently in an associate degree program. Currently she provides continuing education and consultation for faculty, staff nurses, managers, and allied health professionals on critical thinking, leadership and management, and gerontology topics through her consulting company, DI Associates, Inc. She has written a number of articles and books, including Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care (4th ed.), An Introduction to Long Term Care Nursing, and the Core Curriculum for Case Management (with Susan Powell). Her most recent article on critical thinking can be found in the January 2001 issue of Nursing Management. Donna also has an article entitled "Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Older Adult" in the May/June 2001 issue of Geriatric Nursing.