Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Sara Donevant, MSN, RN, CCRN-e

University of South Carolina
PhD Student

Sara Donevant became interested in a nursing career after caring for family members with chronic illnesses. In 2006, she graduated with an ADN at Horry-Georgetown Technical College and received the Academic Excellence Award. Since acquiring her initial degree, she completed a BSN at University of South Carolina Upstate and acquired nursing experience in a hospital-based medical/surgical and critical care unit, geriatric case management, and quality improvement management. During of her career, Sara became interested in healthcare informatics, and participated several informatic projects in the critical care units including electronic documentation and linking bedside monitors with the hospital’s electronic health record. For the past three years, she has explored the literature involving mHealth apps for chronic health management while completing her MSN in Nursing Informatics at University of Maryland. Sara is currently pursuing a PhD at University of South Carolina with a focus on mHealth. Recently, she became the graduate research assistant for Dr. Joan Culley’s R01 National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine grant Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents - A First Step, which explores the use of a computer-based informatics tool to improve early chemical identification and to enhance patient triage in the emergency department following a chemical mass casualty incident. She also achieved her CCRN certification through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society at University of South Carolina. Sara also serves as board member for Little River Medical Center, a community health center in SC.