Patricia Haynor, PhD, RN, NHA, will be awarded the Golden Dolphin Pin of the Santa Madrona School of Nursing’s Master’s Program in Nursing Administration on the occasion of the program’s 20th anniversary. Santa Madrona is affiliated with the University of Barcelona in Spain. Dr. Haynor, associate professor and coordinator, BSN/MSN Gateway Program for Registered Nurses at the Villanova University College of Nursing, was nominated for the award by the administration and faculty in recognition of her “commitment and involvement in developing the master’s program and her nursing leadership.” The Golden Dolphin is the highest honor from the school and will be presented in absentia. The ceremony takes place October 6 at the CaixaForum in Barcelona.
For 10 years Dr. Haynor taught as adjunct faculty at Santa Madrona and assisted with the establishment and growth of the Spanish Nursing Administration program. In her educator role, she taught two courses in the program, Nursing Administration and Human Resource Management. She was also a consultant to the faculty in program evaluation and presented continuing education opportunities for the nursing community in Barcelona.
Dr. Haynor has over 25 years experience as a health care administrator in acute care, home care and skilled nursing facilities. She is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on issues concerning job satisfaction, leadership styles and strategies, nurse manager development and career development.