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Jane Donovan, PhD

Jane Donovan


Assistant Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing

267.359.5877 P
Three Parkway Building, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 960

Jane Donovan, PhD, has over 30 years’ experience in nursing. During that time, she has worked in many roles including medical-surgical nurse, maternal newborn nurse, clinical preceptor, charge nurse and nursing supervisor in a local teaching medical center. Donovan is certified in maternal-newborn nursing by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). In addition to her clinical roles, Donovan has over 15 years’ experience as a nurse educator, many of those years as Drexel faculty. Donovan received her PhD from Widener university where her dissertation was The Childbirth Experiences of Autistic Women in an Acute Care Setting. Presently she is the chapter coordinator for the southeastern PA chapter of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonate Nurses (AWHONN). The chapter hosts educational events throughout the year. 


Maternal newborn nursing

Research Interests:

Autism and childbirth, clinical simulation and clinical judgment

Professional Society:

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Sigma Theta Tau International – Eta Beta chapter