Doncy J Eapen, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Doncy Eapen is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her research focuses on maternal and child health and the maternal factors that influence birth outcome.
Eapen earned her BSN and MSN from Manipal College of Nursing in India. She worked as a Nurse Educator in High Institute of Nursing, Ministry of Public Health in Doha, Qatar from 2001 to 2005. After immigrating to the United States in 2005, she completed her post-master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011 and PhD from the University of Kansas in 2016. She joined the faculty of Cizik School of Nursing in September 2018.
Eapen’s doctoral study, “A Qualitative Description of Pregnancy-Related Social Support Experiences of Low-Income Women with Low Birth Weight Infants in the Midwestern United States” received several awards including the Crighton Award for research among vulnerable populations, Dr. Valmi Delfino De Sousa Award of Excellence for innovation in nursing research from the University of Kansas School of Nursing in 2016 and outstanding dissertation award by Midwest Nursing Research Society in 2017.