Patricia E. McDonald, PhD, RN, APRN

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Research Information

Research Interests

  • African Americans with Diabetes
  • Acceptance of Chronic Illness
  • Health Promotion of Caregivers

Research Projects


  • Principal Investigator-Minority Supplement, "Teaching Acceptance to Chronically Ill Older Adults,"
  • Parent Grant "Teaching Resourcefulness to Chronically Ill Older Adults," Jaclene Zauszniewski, Principal Investigator, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health R01-NR04428.
  • Principal Investigator, "The Beauty for Ashes Project: A Church-Based Diabetes Care Program for African-Americans," Ohio Board of Regents.


  • Visiting Professor, University of Zimbabwe, Department of Nursing Science, Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa


  • McDonald, P. E. (2016). Lean on Me (Selected to be included in the Narrate Provost Scholars). Think: The magazine of Case Western Reserve University(vol. Fall/Winter 2016, pp. 28-31).
  • Parks, M. D., Morris, D. L., Kolcaba, K., & McDonald, P. E. (2015). An evaluation of patient comfort during acute psychiatric hospitalizationPerspectives in Psychiatric Care, doi: 10.1111/ppc.12134.  
  • Barber, D., Gary, F. A., McDonald, P. E., Andrews, C. M., & Barber, J., & Xu, J. (2015). Co-morbid Illness in dual diagnosed methadone maintenance individuals. Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Policy, 8(1), 1020-1035. ISBN 987-0-9794409-0-8 / ISBN 0-9794409-0-4 @ 2007-2015 Winston-Salem University.
  • Folan, P., Savrin, C., & McDonald, P. E. (2014). Characteristics of smokers with type 2 diabetesAppl Nurs Res, 27(1), 72-77. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.11.007
  • McDonald, P. E., Zauszniewski, J. A., Bekhet, A. (2011). Psychometric properties of a measure of acceptance of long-standing health problems. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(7), 416-423.


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Ohio State University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Post-doctoral Fellowship
Henry Ford Health Systems