Donna Miles Curry, professor emeritus of nursing at Wright State University, has been appointed a trustee of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, England.
The life of Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, is celebrated at the museum, from her work during the Crimean War to her campaign for better health care for ordinary people. The lamp that earned Nightingale the nickname “The Lady With The Lamp” is one of the many museum exhibits.
Curry serves as the historian of the Wright State College of Nursing and Health. She is writing a history of the Wright State nursing program in preparation for its 50th anniversary in 2023.
She has over 45 years of experience in pediatric and family nursing as a practicing nurse, educator and administrator. She has received multiple awards for professional service and education.
Curry was one of the co-founders of the International Family Nursing Association and established the International Family Nursing Foundation, a U.S.-based charity. In addition to leadership positions on the boards of these two organizations, she has held leadership positions in the Ohio Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Society of Pediatric Nursing and the American Association for the History of Nursing.
Curry has presented numerous papers at professional conferences and has authored professional articles and book chapters in a variety of publications.
She earned her associate degree of nursing at Maryville College, her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from St. Louis University and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.