Eden Donahue, DNP, RN, PHN, NCSN, is an assistant professor and associate director in the nursing program. She is passionate about providing care to underserved/underrepresented communities. Her passion for rural and community health were cultivated when she was a student in Humboldt State University’s nursing program. After graduating from Humboldt, she served the North Coast community by working at a skilled nursing facility and then as a school nurse. Since 2012, Eden has stayed connected to Humboldt by teaching in the special education program summer session. In 2014, Eden graduated from Sacramento State University with a master of science in nursing degree. Eden began teaching at Sacramento State University in 2015, with a focus on community health, school nurse, and graduate courses. In 2018, she graduated from a collaborative program between San Jose and Fresno State University with a doctor of nursing practice degree. She completed a post-graduate training program with the Northern California Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the MIND Institute at UC Davis.
Eden’s passion for underserved/underrepresented communities drives her research focus. Her research focuses on the lived experiences of underrepresented communities, namely school nurses with limited access to services and people with disabilities. She is a proud member of the California State University system as a faculty member and an alumna. She is looking forward to serving the community and university that helped her become a nurse.