Shelly McDonald



“Helping students pass NCLEX means we are putting more competent, safe nurses into the workforce to care for our vulnerable populations and communities.”


Shelly is a HESI Compass coach, as well as the Academic Manager at Western Governors University and an Academic Coach.

She has vast experience in women’s health, dialysis, nursing education, and nursing leadership. Passionate about education, she has served as nursing faculty and an academic coach for over seven years. She recently received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree and hopes to continue advancing the nursing profession by positively impacting students.

Because of her love for education, she is excited to serve as a HESI Compass coach to help nursing students better prepare for their licensing exam and to ensure they feel confident as they begin their new career path.