Nursing Education Specialist and Assistant Professor of Nursing
Donna A. Ford, MSN, RN-BC, CNOR, CRCST, is a staff perioperative registered nurse with over 33 years of perioperative nursing and education experience. Donna is certified in perioperative nursing, nursing professional development, and as a certified registered central service technician. Donna is actively involved in her local chapter - Hiawathaland Chapter of AORN - and at the national level in AORN, serving on many committees and task forces as a member and chair, and has served as a member of the AORN Board of Directors. Donna has several years of experience developing continuing education programs for nurses using ANCC criteria, through planning chapter education sessions and chapter workshops. In addition to Donna's expertise in perioperative nursing practice, she has published and presented on the topics of patient safety, maintaining normothermia, prevention of surgical site infection, education, aseptic technique, sharps safety, and managing noise/distractions.