Donna J Calvin, PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Health Systems Science
Building & Room:
845 South Damen
Office Phone Voice:
American Nephrology Nurses Association, African Americans' Perception of Chronic Kidney Disease, PI
Staffileno, B., Coke, L., Hamilton, R., Fogg, L., Calvin, D., Quinn, L. (2017) Understanding experiences of diabetes medications among African Americans living with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 28(4): 363-371.
Calvin, D., Watley, S. (2015). Diabetes and hearing loss among underserved populations. Nursing Clinics of North America, 50(3), 449-456
Calvin, D. (2013). A possible explanation for African Americans’ poor type 2 diabetes outcomes. NBNA News, Fall 2013 p.23
Calvin, D., Quinn, L., Dancy, B., Park, C., Fleming, S., Smith, E. (2011). African Americans’ perception of risk for diabetes complications. Diabetes Educator, 37(5), 689-698.
Hain, D., Calvin, D., & Simmons, D. (2009). CKD education: An evolving concept. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 35(4), 317-319.
Calvin, D., & Roberts, K. (2005). The role of the nurse practitioner in a CKD clinic. Nephrology News and Issues, 9(7
Service to Community
2016-present Chronic Kidney Disease educator (Advocate Healthcare)
2016-present International American Medical Mission board member
2008-present University of Illinois Urban Health Program Community Advisory Council
1985-present Trinity United Church of Christ Health Ministry, Chicago IL
Co-facilitator of a diabetes support group
University of Illinois at Chicago PhD 2009 Nursing Science
Saint Xavier University MS 1997 Nursing
Chicago State University BSN 1980 Nursing
Licensures and Certifications
1997-present Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center
1997-present Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner - Illinois
1999-present APN Midlevel Practitioner Controlled Substance License – Illinois
1991-present Board Certified Nephrology Nurse -American Nephrology Nurses’ Association
1980-present Registered Professional Nurse - Illinois
2009-present American Public Health Association
2007-present South Suburban Nurses in Advanced Practice
2005-present Midwest Nursing Research Society
2000-present Sigma Theta Tau
2001-present National Kidney Foundation
1988-present American Nephrology Nurses’ Associati
1979-present National Black Nurses Association
Calvin, D. (2018, April) African Americans’ perception of chronic kidney disease. Poster presented at the American Nephrology Nurses 2018 National Symposium, Las Vegas, NV.
Calvin, D. & Tysoe, R. (2014, August) Diabetes and hearing impairment–hemorheological pathologies influencing clinical outcomes. Paper presented at the National Black Nurses 42nd Annual Institute and Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Calvin, D. (2012, October). An innovative approach to managing diabetes in a large urban public health system. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA.
Calvin, D. & Crawford, C. (2016, September) Guide to CKD Detection and Delaying Progression Presented at Advocate Healthcare, Oaklawn, IL