Sara B Donevant PhD, RN, CCRN

In 2006, Sara Donevant graduated with an ADN from Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Since acquiring her initial degree, she completed a BSN at the University of South Carolina Upstate and acquired nursing experience in a hospital-based medical/surgical and critical care unit, with geriatric case management, and quality improvement management. During her career, Sara became interested in healthcare informatics, and participated in several 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 the University of Maryland. Sara is currently pursuing a PhD at the 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 the University of South Carolina. Recently, Sara was awarded the Jonas PhD Nurse Leader Scholar at the University of South Carolina. She has presented her findings on mHealth at a number of conferences throughout the United States.