Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 23, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 23, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 23
School of Nursing Names Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Pamela Jeffries has been named associate dean for academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She was previously at the Indiana University School of Nursing, where she held the position of associate dean of undergraduate programs.

Jeffries is nationally known for her expertise in experiential learning and her innovative teaching strategies and delivery of content using technology and simulations in nursing education. She served as the project director for the national simulation study funded by the National League for Nursing and the Laerdal Corp. from 2003 to 2006 and is now the project director for a second NLN and Laerdal grant to create nine Web-based modules for faculty development in simulation. In addition, she has received multiple awards for teaching excellence, has numerous publications in teaching and research, and has received more than $1.5 million in grants, fellowships and awards.

She currently is conducting a multisite cardiovascular study working with renowned researchers Michael Gordon and Barry Issenberg from the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education and the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. The research is focused on testing a deliberative practice curriculum using simulations to teach advanced practice nurses cardiovascular assessment, knowledge and skills. The study, to be conducted at four schools of nursing across the country, will help determine and validate whether the deliberative practice curriculum using the Harvey simulator is an effective, efficient intervention to improve cardiovascular bedside skills of advanced practice nurses.


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