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Lupien Earns Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree


Published Date7\9\2013
Mount Marty College is pleased to announce that Donna Lupien DNP, CRNA recently completed her doctoral study at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota for her doctor of nursing practice degree.

Lupien is a faculty member within the Mount Marty College nurse anesthesia program and a per diem nurse anesthetist at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota. For the past two years she has been director of the Human Patient Simulation Laboratory at the MMC Sioux Falls location. One of the degree requirements for the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program was the completion of a systems change project. Lupien chose to implement a wellness component to the current nurse anesthesia curriculum at the college. The wellness component was well received and will become an integral part of the curriculum going forward.

Prior to coming to South Dakota, Lupien spent 21 years in the United States Army. Of her many accomplishments while in the military, she was the first Army nurse anesthetist to command a Forward Surgical Team in a combat zone. Lupien received her master of health science (MHS) from the U.S. Army / Texas Wesleyan University Program in Anesthesia and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from Winona State University.

Completion of all degree requirements and receipt of the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree took place on May 23, 2013.