Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim dean and professor at the UNC School of Nursing, was honored with the Visionary Pioneer Award during the University of Maryland School of Nursing 125th anniversary gala on April 18.
Dr. Havens, who received a PhD from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, is one of 25 nursing alumni selected from throughout the school’s 125-year history to receive the inaugural award. She was selected because of her distinctive service to the field of nursing and health care.
“It was a great honor to help the University of Maryland School of Nursing celebrate its 125th anniversary and to be among all the outstanding alumni who were recognized as visionary pioneers because of their contributions to nursing as clinicians, educators, and leaders,” said Dr. Havens.
Dr. Havens’ graduate studies at the University of Maryland helped launch her distinguished career and led her to develop the Decisional Involvement Scale. The tool has been used by many prominent organizations in the United States and around the world to measure nurses’ actual and preferred involvement in workplace policy and practice decisions.
Pictured above are Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, with Dr. Havens.
More about the award and the gala:
Havens chosen for Visionary Pioneer Award
125th Anniversary Year Culminates with Celebratory Gala
Photos of the event