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Tonya Haynes Tonya Haynes, DNP, RN
Assistant Teaching Professor

209 Seton Hall
College of Nursing, South Campus

Phone: 314-516-4842
Fax: 314-516-7093

Tonya Haynes joined the UMSL College of Nursing as a full-time faculty member from Barnes-Jewish Hospital where she served as an advanced practice nurse / practice specialist in acute care medicine. Tonya’s experience as a clinician and nurse leader in the acute care setting has equipped her with a strong foundation in practice and quality improvement. She has served as adjunct faculty at the CON since 2013. Tonya will work as one of the faculty in the lab and simulation center in addition to other teaching responsibilities. She obtained a DNP degree from Chatham University, MSN degree from Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and BSN degree from Truman State University.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Chatham University
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) – Truman State University

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of strategies aimed at the prevention of 30-day hospital readmission for selected populations
  • Use of simulation to impact care delivery of direct care nurses

Selected Publications

  • Haynes, T.M., & Pratt, E.S. (2009). Bed enclosures: Suitable safety net? Nursing Management, 40(12), 36-39. doi:  10.1097/01.NUMA.0000365470.32216.c3

Selected Presentations

  • 2017: BJH Patient Safety and Quality Council: BJH Readmission Committee Update
  • 2015: 9th Annual BJH Multidisciplinary Research Conference (Author of Abstract and Podium Presentation)

Honors and Awards

  • 2015: BJH Team Award for Quality Improvement (TAQI):  BJH Readmission Prevention Program: A Multidisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach
  • 2015: March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Finalist: Category of Advanced Practice