Nurse Practitioner | Nurse Practitioner Bio

Donna Willingham, MSN, RN, CPNP

Phone: 454-6043

Donna has been working as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1996. She initially worked in Primary Care for 6 years and then joined Washington University St. Louis in 2003 and joined the Nephrology department in 2008. As a nurse practitioner she works in collaboration with physicians and independently caring for children with a variety of kidney disorders. This includes hospitalized patients, dialysis patients, and those seen in the outpatient suites. Prior to working in the Nephrology department at WUSTL, Donna was with the Rheumatology Department.


  • Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing, Mpls. Mn., 1977
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis, Bachelor of Science Nursing, 1992
  • University of Missouri – St. Louis, Master of Science Nursing, PNP, 1996

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri Registered Nurse, 1983-2009
  • Missouri Advanced Practice Nurse 1996- 2010
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board 1996-2010


  • The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • St. Louis Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association
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