Donna Schneider, DNP, MA, MS, BAN, RN, CNP

Research Nurse, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program,

Donna Schneider

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-6477

Office Address:
Mayo C504

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
MMC 505
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research Nurse, Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program

DNP, University of St. Catherine

MA, College of St. Catherine: Adult Nurse Practitioner

MS, College of St. Francis: Health Administration

BA, College of St. Scholastica, Nursing


Dr. Schneider is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner, and incorporates a holistic approach to patient care. Her clinical background includes Bariatric Surgery, Medical Weight Management, and Sub-investigator for pharmaceutical/medical device studies. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as an RN in Obstetrics, Ambulatory Surgery PACU. Dr. Schneider also was a Clinical Specialist in Domestic/International training for a medical device company.

She studied and maintains an interest in Healing Touch, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, and The Art of Raising Frequency and other healing modalities.

Additionally, she practiced as an RN/NP in Jamaica, Guatemala, Tanzania and East Africa with medical missions.

Dr. Schneider was the third Bariatric Nurse Practitioner in the USA, and the first in the State of Minnesota. 


Bariatric Surgery/Medical Weight Management

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery



Research Summary/Interests

Integrative health

How people heal

Energy work/healing modalities for treatment/management of disease/pain management

Research Funding Grants

Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity -- PACBACK (4UG3AT008769, Bronfort) -- National Institutes of Health Center for Complementary & Integrative Health


  • Reference Guide for Primary Care Providers Caring for the Post-Surgical Bariatric Patient
  • Healing Touch and Smoking Cessation


  • Pregnancy after bariatric surgery
  • Obesity/Obesity Surgery
  • How to Plan for Bariatric Patients in the Transitional Care Setting
  • Surgical Procedures for Weight Loss