ANCC Names Donna Havens to Join Magnet Hospital Commission

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has named SON Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, to the Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program (COM) in Category E, as the registered nurse currently serving in an academic role.  Havens term begins immediately and will end June 30, 2014.

Debbie D. Hatmaker, PhD, RN, SANE-A, President of ANCC, indicated that the nominating process was very competitive and that the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors was pleased to hear that Havens was selected.

Havens Named to National Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program

SON professor Donna Havens has just been notified that the Executive Committee of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Board of Directors has appointed her to serve as the academic member of the National Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program.  Her term runs till July 2014. Congratulations, Donna, for the important contribution you will make to this major standard-setting commission.

SON Expands Leadership in National Nursing Organizations

The School of Nursing recently expanded its leadership roles in national nursing organizations. Both Professor Donna Havens and adjunct faculty Lauren Kearns have been selected to serve in capacities that touch the future of nursing.

Havens was appointed to the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ (AONE) “Future Patient Care Delivery Committee.”

Professor Donna Havens was selected to serve on the American Organization of Nurse Executives' "Future Patient Care Delivery Committee."

This committee is charged with defining the patient care environment of the future, coordinating the work of the Future Patient Care Delivery concepts with the healthcare reform agenda, completing the work to define the model for future patient care that accompanies the model for the nurse of the future, continuing to develop the toolkit to support the Patient Care Delivery Model by coordinating the work of the Future Patient Care Delivery sub-committee and coordinating work with the Diversity Committee, the Geriatric Task Force, Patient Safety & Quality  Committee and the Technology Task Force.

In addition to Havens’ appointment, Kearns has been selected to serve on the Committee on Nursing Practice Information Infrastructure of the American Nurses Association’s Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. Kearns is an adjunct faculty member who teaches the informatics course in the master’s program. This American Nurses Association committee is responsible for

Adjunct faculty member Lauren Kearns has been appointed to work on the American Nurses Association's Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics

developing and implementing a strategic plan for managing and preserving nursing’s information legacy; influencing health information policy at international, national and state levels as it relates to maintaining quality, integrity, security and confidentiality of personal, professional and organizational or enterprise healthcare data and information; developing program initiatives; and disseminating knowledge about nursing’s information infrastructure, languages and classification systems.

Congratulations to both Havens and Kearns!

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