School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.


Deana Hays, DNP, RN, FNP-BC 

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

Dr. Hays is Assistant Professor and Doctor of Nursing Practice Coordinator for the School of Nursing at Oakland University and has been a faculty member since 2008. She was Director of the Nurse Practitioner Program for Oakland 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. Before arriving at Oakland, Dr. Hays held several clinical positions as a Nurse Practitioner at various health systems in Southeast Michigan and Northern Indiana. In these positions she developed several new programs. She is a former full time faculty member at Bethel College School of Nursing in South Bend, Indiana. Her  research interests include improving health outcomes for patients transitioning from various health settings to the home and cardiovascular disease in women. She currently maintains her clinical practice at Beaumont Health System and 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
  • Glembocki, M. M. & Hays, D. T. (2013). ANA Standard 2: Diagnosis. In M. M. Glembocki, & J. J. Fitzpatrick (Ed.), Advancing professional nursing practice: Relationship-Based Care and the ANA professional standards of practice. Minneapolis, MN: Creative Healthcare Management.
  • 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. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Kridli, S. A., Lui, Y. W., Bates, A., Jilian, M., Hays, D., & Jabar, L. A. (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 and Practice, 7(7), 119-128
  • 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.
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
  • Cardiology Preventative Nurses Association 
  • Sigma Theta Tau