Donna Carlson is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and joined Pinnacle Family Medicine in 2021. She graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with two master's degrees in nursing. Prior to graduate school, she earned degrees from Northern Arizona University and Mesa Community College.
Donna has been serving patients of all ages since 2006. Prior to becoming a NP, Donna was blessed to serve as a Registered Nurse in emergency, trauma/intensive care, and hospice settings. She also taught nursing students in didactic and lab/simulation at Grand Canyon University.
Her varied experiences have ignited a passion for holistic care and partnering with patients for optimal health. She enjoys Family Practice because of the opportunity to develop a positive relationship with patients at all ages and stages, empowering them to reach wellness goals.
Donna is a member of Mountain Ridge church and enjoys the partnership within the community and abroad. Participating in medical missions has been a highlight, meeting both physical and spiritual needs. In her downtime, she enjoys scuba diving, crafting, playing with her boxer pups, and spending time with her husband and adult children.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Arizona Board of Nursing
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Basic Life Support
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)