SEARHC Kake Health Center welcomes Donna Millan

February 06 2012

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announces the hiring of Donna Millan, NP-C, MSN-Ed, as an advanced nurse practitioner at the SEARHC Kake Health Center.

“Donna is a welcome addition to the Kake Clinic, her arrival brings our provider total to four with two midlevel providers and two community health aides/practitioners (CHAPs),” said Lori Trout, PA-C and Kake Health Center Midlevel Supervisor.

Donna spent many years as a nurse with the Veterans Administration, 10 years as a registered nurse in Helena, Mont., and 20 years as a licensed practical nurse in both Helena and San Diego VA hospitals. As a VA nurse she worked in acute care medical and surgical hospital wards, plus she also worked part-time in the emergency room. From 2003-07, she was a part-time nursing instructor at Carroll College in Helena while also working for the VA.

Donna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in nursing and earned her RN credential from Carroll College. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., where she also completed a post-MSN degree to earn her family nurse practitioner credential. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. As a nurse practitioner student, Donna trained at the Sand Point Clinic in Alaska for a couple of weeks. As an undergraduate student, she made the Dean’s List four times and she also was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International honor society of nursing for six years. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Donna has a medical interest in family medicine. She also enjoys reading, nature walks and photography.

“I am happy to be joining the Kake Health Center staff and eager to get to know the members of the community here,” Donna said. “The people have been friendly and helpful, and the view is breathtaking.”