Donna L. Hyde, M.S.N./Ed., RN, MGSF

Interim Director, School of Nursing and Population Health

Associate Clinical Professor


Blewett Science Center 205
Portland Campus

I am a proud graduate of UNE's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  Prior to higher education, I served in clinical practice for 15 years in adult medical/telemetry and the intensive care as a bedside registered nurse.  I began my academic faculty career at UNE in 2012. Teaching has included advanced medical/surgical, Pharmacology, Ethics, Health Assessment, Gerontology and the delivery of nursing skills and simulation.  

In addition to my role as Interim Director, I serve as an Associate Clinical Professor, member overseeing all experiential education including nursing skills lab, simulation, acute care and community clinicals, and preceptorship placements of senior nursing students.  Areas of interest include education with both novice and senior level nursing students.  I have a passion for working with the older population, teaching Gerontology, and the use of Reminiscing/Life Review topics.

Granted Fellowship by the Maine Gerontological Society (MGS) in 2015.



Walden University
University of New England


  • Acute care
  • Gerontology
  • Pharmacology

Board Certifications and Licenses

Registered Nurse, Maine State Board of Nursing

Post-Doctoral Training

NurseTrust Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program, 2023


Selected publications



Other scholarly activity

Collaboration with Center for Excellance and Aging Health (CEAH) to promote interprofessional education with a focus on the older population.

Co-Chair of UNE's CECCS (Committee for Excellence in Clinical and Community Service) to address issues for all healthcare programs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions, including MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) for health profession students for personal safety withing clinical settings.

Invited plenary presentation

9/14/15 Maine Council On Agency - Research and Education Advancement: Mobilizing for Maine' Future

Research interests

Vulnerable adults and health disparities surrounding end-of-life issues.