Emily Donato

Emily Donato

Associate Professor

School of Nursing
L-513, R.D. Parker Building Sudbury Campus


Emily Donato, R.N., B.Sc.N., M.Ed., PhD has been an Assistant Professor in the Laurentian University School of Nursing for over 20 years. She has taught in several capacities as a clinical instructor, faculty advisor, and course professor in first, third and fourth year courses in the BScN Program. She has also been in the role of Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Collaborative Coordinator for the Collaborative Nursing Program, Curriculum Lead, and Director of the School of Nursing. She presently teaches in first and third years of the BScN Program and provides guidance as a commmittee member to MScN students.


  • BScN, Laurentian University
  • MEd, Ottawa University
  • PhD, Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian University

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor


Research interests include: self-directed learning, blended and technology enhanced learning, interprofessional education, and pedagogy to improve teaching and learning in nursing programs.


  • Northern Interprofessional Collaborative for Health Education (NICHE) Award of Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership in Interprofessional Education (2014)


BScN Program in years 1, 3 and 4


Donato, E., Green, L., Serwah, I., and Sousa, R. (2018). A Faith Community Nursing Initiative. Diversity of Research in Health Journal, 2. https://pubs.biblio.laurentian.ca/index.php/drhj-rdrs

Shalton, K., Godin, S., Genereux, K., and Donato, E. (2018).The Role of the Nurse: A Comparison of the Canadian and Ghanaian Health Care Systems as Experienced by Undergraduate Nursing Students. Diversity of Research in Health Journal, 2. https://pubs.biblio.laurentian.ca/index.php/drhj-rdrs

Briglio, J., Heale, R., Beites, Crestina & Donato, E. (2017). Development of Local Guidelines for the Management of Intrahepatic Cholestasis in Pregnancy: A Delphi Study. Diversity of Research in Health Journal, 1.  https://pubs.biblio.laurentian.ca/index.php/drhj-rdrs

Donato, E. (2016). An evolving rural health conceptual framework. In Sheppard, G., & Tremblay, L., (Eds).  Diversity in Research - La diversité dans la recherche – Nooch Gegoo Ndagkendma-daa 2015. Sudbury: Laurentian University. ISBN  978-0-88667-091-7 (PDF). https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/dspace/handle/10219/2570

Donato, E., Lightfoot, N., Carter, L., & MacEwan, L. (2016). Interprofessional education in Canadian nursing programs and implications for continuing educationJournal of Professional, Continuing and Online Education, 1 (1). https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jpcoe/index.php/jpcoe/issue/view/1

Donato, E. (2015, November). The importance of interprofessional collaboration in health care in rural and northern settings. Northern Policy Institute (Issue Brief No. 4). http://www.northernpolicy.ca/upload/documents/publications/briefing-notes/briefing-note-interprofessional-care-in-.pdf

Donato, E. & MacDonald, J. (2015, June). Access to care for all Northern Ontarians as a means to optimizing health. Northern Policy Institute (Issue Brief No. 3). https://northernpolicy.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/paper-health-policy-3-english-15-03-01.pdf

Donato, E., Gorham, R. & Hudyma, S. (2012). Nurse practitioner education in a blended learning environment. International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators, Fall Issue, 1(3). http://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/ijnpe/article/view/539

Farren-Corbin, E., Hudyma, S., Donato, E., Gorham, R., D’Amico, D., Barbarito, C.Twomey, C., & Harder, N. (2012). Health and physical assessment in nursing, laboratory manual, Canadian edition. Pearson Education: Canada.

Donato, E., Hudyma, S., Carter, L., & Schroeder, C. (2010). The evolution of Web CT in a baccalaureate nursing program: An Alice in wonderland reflection. Journal of Distance Education, 24, (3). http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/702/1163

Raphael, D., Rukholm, E., Brown, I., Hill-Bailey, P., & Donato, E. (1996). The quality of life profile--adolescent version: background, description, and initial validation. The Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 19(5), 366–375. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1054-139X(96)00080-8