Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

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  • 2011 Fellow
    Pamela Jeffries

Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives; Professor, School of Nursing

George Washington University School of Nursing

Washington, DC

Dr. Pamela R. Jeffries, Dean and Professor at the George Washington UniversitySchool of Nursing, is nationally known for her research and work in developing simulations and online teaching and learning. Previously, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Jeffries served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs 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 was elected as the President of 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 three books, “Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation (2nd edition), “Developing Simulation Centers Using the Consortium Model” and one of her latest books published by Lippincott was launched at IMSH called Clinical Simulations in Nursing Education:  Advanced Concepts, Trends, and Opportunities.   In 2015, Jeffries edited a monograph with Wolters Kluwer and the National League for Nursing called the "NLN Simulation Theory" where the simulation framework Jeffries created is discussed as a mid-range theory in nursing education.  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.  In 2016 she was inducted as an inaugural member as a Fellow in the Society in Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).