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Pamela Jeffries: Faculty Directory

Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives
Pamela Jeffries
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"Research in nursing education is critical as educators embark on new clinical redesign models and explore innovative teaching practices to better prepare students for the complexity of our healthcare systems and to promote quality, safe patient care environments. As the emerging technologies and new teaching approaches are integrated into our nursing curricula and nursing education is revolutionized, evidence-based teaching practices and student learning outcomes must be studied."

Dr. Pamela R. Jeffries, Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives at Johns Hopkins University and professor at the School of Nursing, is nationally known for her research and work in developing simulations and online teaching and learning. At the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her expertise in experiential learning, innovative teaching strategies, new pedagogies, and the delivery of content using technology in nursing education. Dr. Jeffries has served as PI on grants with national organizations such as the National League for Nursing (NLN), has provided research leadership and mentorship on national projects with the National Council State Board of Nursing, and has served as a consultant for healthcare organizations, corporations, large healthcare organizations, and publishers providing expertise in clinical education, simulations, and other emerging technologies. Dr. Jeffries is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), an American Nurse Educator Fellow (ANEF), and most recently, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow (ENF). She also serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Global, Intraprofessional Education (IPE) forum and has just been appointed as President-elect to the interprofessional, international Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) by her health professional colleagues.  She has numerous publications, is sought to deliver presentations nationally and internationally, and has just edited two books, “Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation (2nd edition) and “Developing Simulation Centers Using the Consortium Model.” She has received federal and state grant funding to support her research focus in nursing education and the science of innovation and learning. Jeffries was newly inducted in the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau Research Hall of Fame and is the recipient of several teaching and research awards from the Midwest Nursing Research Society, the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulations and Learning (INACSL), and teaching awards from the National League of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, International, and most recently, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence award.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Simulations; online teaching and learning; evidence-based teaching emerging technologies and integration into the curriculum; interdisciplinary education and simulations; evaluation outcomes in nursing education.
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