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Donna Howell, ARNP


A hospitalist is a provider who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Hospitalists work closely with your primary care provider and frequently inform him or her of your condition.

When you require hospitalization, your provider or an Emergency Department physician will coordinate your admission with a hospitalist. The hospitalists are on site 24 hours a day and work closely with all hospital staff to coordinate your care.

Donna Howell, ARNP is part of our Health First hospitalist team.

Donna Howell received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, FL. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and her Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Nurse Practitioner -from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Donna is a Registered Nurse (RN) and holds an Advanced Registered Nurse Practice License (ARNP). She is also certified by the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Donna has worked as a hospitalist ARNP with Health First since 2008. Before joining Health First, she served as a pain management ARNP at Brevard Anesthesia Services and as a rounding post anesthesia RN. Donna also previously served as an RN at Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center and as a Health First Clinical Educator for 5 West Medical PCU at Holmes Regional.

Donna is the 2002 recipient of the Eyes on Award for Nursing Excellence for Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Nursing School

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Board Certifications

Adult Nurse Practitioner