Donna Cox, RN, MS


Office Address: SCI 122
Phone: (281) 649-3000 x2490
Assistant Professor of Nursing


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois
  • Master of Science in Community Health Nursing, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Additional studies at Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Health and Case Western University

Courses Taught

  • Therapeutic Communication
  • Family Nursing/Clinical
  • Foundations in Nursing/Clinical
  • Obstetric Nursing/Didactic and Clinical
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Care of the Childbearing Family/Didactic and Clinical
  • Art and Science of Nursing/Didactic and Clinical
  • Individuals I/Clinical
  • Individuals II/Clinical

Teaching Focus

Mrs. Cox’s primary teaching focus is Obstetrics and Geriatric Nursing.  Her clinical expertise and a large portion of her educational background are in this area of nursing.  She has taught classes in nursing programs at SUNY Binghamton, NY, Elmira College, NY, RETS College, OH, and Harford Community College, MD.

NURS 2404 - Art and Science of Nursing
NURS 3404 - Individuals I (Clinical Instructor)
NURS 3424 - Individuals II (Clinical Instructor)
NURS 4434 - Care of Childbearing Families
NURS 4494 - Applied Nursing Research

Awards and Honors

Nurse Traineeship Award, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Nursing, Nurse Traineeship Program, Washington DC (2002-2004)

Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Iota Chapter, Decker School of Nursing, Bingham, NY (2004)

Additional Information

Mrs. Cox is presently teaching OB in the classroom as well as in the clinical setting.  She is assisting with advising future and present HBU nursing students.

She is active in her local church, Shady Acres Baptist, and is the wife of the associate pastor and song leader. She participates in singing special music herself and interpreting for the deaf. 

Research interests are early prenatal teaching and the effect on preventing postpartum complications/depression in childbearing women.

Before coming to HBU, she held the office of acting Director of Nursing at RETS College and served on the curriculum and planning committee.  She has also held the positions of Director of Nurses at Jacob's Well Assisted Living in Belair, MD and Certified Assessment Coordinator, Citizens Care and Rehab Center, Havie de' Grace, MD. 

She has been an active member of:

  • Kentucky Association of Student Nurses
  • American Association of Nurses
  • New York State Association of Nurses
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Before her nursing career, Mrs. Cox worked with the deaf, interpreting, counseling and teaching sign language. She has traveled to different churches across America teaching, singing and interpreting for over 20 years.