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Walk the Halls™

Educator, Author, Speaker


Dr. Donna D. Kincheloe, DNP, RN

Dr. Donna retired after 44 years of nursing, yet her love for nursing students, patients, and families continues. Helping people find peaceful perspectives for trials and loss supplies her motivation and persistence to create inspirational blogs and books. Using intimate stories from the lives of patients, family, and friends, Dr. Donna offers change, hope , and faith to broken people with sincere sensitivity and love. 

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“Donna Kincheloe writes with clarity and passion. If you are living from a life of pain, you need this book”

Brandt Dodson, author of the Colton Parker Mystery series and The Sons of Jude

This author demonstrates how the transactional nature of extreme mental and emotional adversity led to a dependence on God and built the resilience needed for a successful career in nursing.

Lois M. Stallings Welden, DNP, RN, CNS, Author, Nursing Research

"Donna is an excellent motivational speaker and writer. If this book doesn't motivate you to examine and accept your own life, nothing will. Captivating read."

Rick Reed, Author of the Jack Murphy series, Author of acclaimed True Crime novel: BLOOD TRAIL

Donna models compassion in her person and professional life. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, which she has done as a nurse and now as an author. Her insight into living a passionate life is something we can all benefit from.

Jennifer Evans, DNP, RN, NC-BC, USI Interim Assistant Dean of Nursing

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...and be inspired

In A Life Just Like MIne, Dr. Donna provides an intimate journey of overcoming narcissistic abusive relationships. Nurses and others familiar will glean gems of wisdom and a new perspective of how to transfer pain to peace. Her personal experience stories subtly show God's creative interventions.
In I Never Walk the Halls Alone, Donna a uses personal stories and situations familiar to most bedside nurses. Look through Donna’s eyes as patient encounters highlight the true spirit of Christian nursing. Threading scripture throughout the stories helps to understand how to care deeply for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients, families, and friends. This book is a great gift for nurse's week, birthdays, graduation, or Christmas. Current nurses will relate to the sad and sometimes tragic situations at the bedside. Enjoy the stories.

Speaking Events

Donna loves to present to any faith based groups or those seeking medical education. She combines humor and real life anecdotes in teaching students and patients. Her stories, compassion, and knowledge warms audiences and lifts up those caring for patients with various medical problems. You can request a  speaking engagement for multiple medical issues and faith topics. 


Dr. Donna Kincheloe, DNP, RN developed an evidence based, spiritual care toolkit, as a way to meet spiritual needs for patients and patient families. Her work has been published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing and you can read the abstract by visiting https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29315996/


Donna is the author of the book, I Never Walk The Halls Alone.  Patients and families share the most intimate life lessons. Faith shows up. The life of a Christian nurse is blessed. An excerpt from this book is found in, Worry Less, Live More: God’s Prescription for a Better Life . a bestseller by Dr. Robert Morgan. Donna’s book makes a great gift for nurses, nursing students, or any healthcare worker.

My Story

Lifelong learning is an expectation for nurses. Dr. Donna climbed that academic ladder. In 1978, she graduated with a Diploma in nursing. Fast forward to 2017 when she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Dr. Donna is a peer reviewer for The Journal of Christian Nursing. She posts a monthly newsletter and blog. She contributes to several Face Book communities. A member of the American Writers and Speakers Association, she enjoys networking with Christian women authors. As a presenter she has been the key note speaker for Senior Day at the Fair and various community organizations. She is a blogger and creates helpful videos on YouTube. Dr. Donna also is guest lecturer for nursing students at the University on spiritual care, grief, and loss. She is in the process of creating courses with essential education for nursing students. 

She lives in Indiana with her husband. They enjoy gardening, singing, baking, birding, and serving on Christian retreats.

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