School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Deana Hays, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

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Assistant Professor
Doctor of Nursing Practice Coordinator
3001 Human Health Building 
Phone: (248) 364-8716

Dr. Deana Hays has been a faculty member at Oakland University since 2008 and was previously the Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program for Oakland University from 2011-2014. Accomplishments in this position include increasing the number of community partnerships, improving pass rates on national certification exams with a 100% pass rate over the past two years, and implementing several pilot programs with local health partners to improve health outcomes for Michigan residents. She maintains her clinical practice at Beaumont Health System, where she is in charge of the clinical research for the Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center.  



  • DNP – Oakland University
  • MSN-FNP – Oakland University
  • BSN – Valparaiso University

Research Area Interests

  • Primary Care
  • Cardiovascular Health in Women
  • Transitional Care



  • Publications (Book Chapters)
    • Hays, D. T. & Clark, N. R. (2017). Gynecologic Anatomy and Physiology. In M. M. Schuiling, K. D., & Likis, K., E. (3rd Ed.), Women’s Gynecologic Health. 
    • Glembocki, M. M. & Hays, D. T. (2013). ANA Standard 2: Diagnosis. In M. M. Glembocki, & J. J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Relationship-Based Care: Supporting Professional Nursing Practice.
  • Refereed Publications
    • Hays, D., Penprase, B., Kridli, S. (2018). Risk factors for frequent users of the emergency department among adults aged 55 and older. Journal of Nursing Education & Practice, 8(9), 96-101. (90% contribution focused on writing, idea generation, IRB application, data collection, revisions, submission).
    • Kridli, S., Liu, Y.W., Bates, A., Jilian, M., Hays, D., & Jaber, L. (2017). Do teen mentors improve the effectiveness of a culturally-adapted lifestyle intervention in Arab American youth? A randomized, controlled study. Journal of Nursing Education & Practice, 7(7), 119-128. (15% contributed, primary contribution manuscript edits and clinical expert).
    • Penprase, B., & Hays, D. (2015). A profile for frequent emergency department users: determining a baseline for targeting interventions. American Research Journal of Nursing, 1(2), 22-26. (50% contributed, was study co-PI and focused on writing and editing manuscript and submission).


Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
  • Cardiology Preventative Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing