Donna C. Maheady, M.S. 1981
Donna C. Maheady, M.S. 1981, is adjunct assistant professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She is the founder of the nonprofit Web site www.Exceptional Nurse.com for nurses and students with disabilities.
This resource network Web site is committed to the inclusion of students with handicapping conditions in nursing education programs and aims to foster resilience and continued practice among nurses who are, or who have become, disabled. Maheady is also the author of Nursing Students with Disabilities: Change the Course (Exceptional Parent Press, 2003), which encourages students with a handicapping condition to consider a career in nursing. It also provides valuable information and resources for current nursing students with disabilities, along with nurses, guidance counselors and others serving these individuals. It also provides valuable information and resources for nurses and school guidance counselors as well as for nursing students with disabilities and service staff. Maheady lives in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.