Donna Fabry, DNP, CNS, RN

Pre-Licensure Programs Coordinator; Clinical Associate Professor

Donna Fabry.

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
214 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

PHONE: 716-829-2101


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012
  • Master of Science, Clinical Nurse Specialist, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Niagara University (Niagara Falls, NY), 1980

Areas of Research

  • Patient safety
  • Quality of care
  • Simulation

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NSG 371 Basic Nursing Therapeutics (Coordinator)
  • NSG 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum (Coordinator)

Recent Publications

Raines, D. A., Grinslade, S., Fabry, D., Hewner, S., & Steeg, L. (2016). Knowledge and attitudes of RN to BSN students before and after a patient safety course. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(6), 317-319. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000057

Foltz-Ramos, K., Fabry, D., Scherer, Y., & Chao, Y. (2016). Evaluating simulation methodologies to determine best strategies to maximize student learning. Journal of Professional Nursing.

Bae, S.-H., & Fabry, D. (2014). Assessing the relationship between nurse outcomes/long work hours and nurse and patient outcomes: Systematic literature review. Nursing Outlook,62(2), 138-156. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2013.10.009

Fabry, D. (2013). Hourly rounds: Perspectives and perceptions of the frontline nursing staff. Journal of Nursing Management, 23(2), 200-210. doi:10.1111/jonm.12114.

Honors and Awards

  • Mecca S. Cranley Award for Excellence in Teaching, UB School of Nursing, 2016
  • 1st place Tools of Engagement Project, Most Pedagogically Intriguing Use of TOEP Tools, SUNY, 2014
  • Nurse of Distinction Nominee, Professional Nursing Association of Western New York, 2013
  • Faculty Clinical Service Scholarship Award, University at Buffalo, 2013
  • QSEN Faculty Development Institute, November 2011     
  • Teaching Apples of Excellence, University at Buffalo, Fall 2010, Spring/Fall 2011, Spring/Fall 2012, Spring/Fall 2013, Spring 2014
  • Caritas Award, Community Award, St. Joseph Hospital, 2007
  • Love Award Nominee, St. Joseph Hospital, 1997
  • Preceptor Award, St. Joseph Hospital, 1985-1990
  • Nurse of the Year, St. Joseph Hospital, 1989, 1990, 1991