Donna G. Nativio

Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Administration
Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
Health Promotion & Development
School of Nursing
440 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

F: 412-624-8521

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Dr. Nativio is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program and Coordinator of the Family, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Areas of Concentration She also practices as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner on a casual basis. She holds national certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)


She is a past officer of the American Nurses Association, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and the Pennsylvania Nurses Association. She was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing in 1989 and was elected as a federal Primary Care Health Policy Fellow in 1997. She is a past president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and represented the organization on the Task Force that authored The Allergy Report for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She was a founding editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and recently completed a six-year term as a member of the editorial board of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. She contributes to the Pediatric column in the American Journal for Nurse Practitioners and serves as a member of their editorial board. She has been recognized for her pioneering work in the Nurse Practitioner movement and was honored as the Nurse of the Year by the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, the Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the American Nurses Association, and as an Outstanding Alumnae by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing. She was the first recipient of the Lucie Young Kelly Faculty Leadership Award and used the cash award to study genetics in primary care. She was recently honored as founding chair of the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition and served two terms on the executive committee. Her scholarly interests include the education of primary care clinicians especially nurse practitioners, pediatric health and more recently the expanding field of genetics.