Donna Havens named third most influential nursing dean

Interim Dean Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named the third most influential dean of nursing in the United States by the Mometrix Test Preparation blog.

Nursing deans were ranked using a points system based on a wide variety of data, including awards, ‘Top 10’ rankings, NIH funding, NCLEX passing percentage, and much more. Here’s what was written about Dr. Havens:

Dr. Donna S. Havens may be an interim Dean at UNC, but that hasn’t kept her from having an impact on the nursing community. Dr. Havens developed the DIS, or Decisional Involvement Scale, which was designed as an organizational development and evaluation tool and evaluative for health care organizations. Dr. Havens has been a tenured professor at UNC since 2003, and from 2012 to 2014 was a Visiting Professor at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery at King’s College London in England. Dr. Havens belongs to multiple policy boards, has won numerous awards, and has spent more than 25 years studying, publishing and consulting countless areas of the nursing profession.

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