Dr. Pamela Jeffries, Dean of the George Washington University School of Nursing (GWSON), was recently honored with the National League for Nursing (NLN)Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education. She was nominated by her GW faculty colleagues for her innovative online teaching, experiential learning, and development of new education strategies.

Jeffries says receiving the award is the highlight of her career and she thanks her GWSON faculty for nominating her. She has been involved with the NLN for many years, heading their early research studies on the rise of simulation in nursing education. Last year, her NLN Jeffries Simulation Framework was renamed the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory, a guide to implementing lifelike instruction and developing skills though nursing education.

Past experience includes serving as a consultant for health care organizations, corporations, and publishers providing expertise in clinical education, simulations, and emerging technology. Jeffries was named the Dean of GWSON in January 2015. Prior to her position at GW, she was the inaugural vice provost of digital initiatives at Johns Hopkins University. Jeffries’ education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ball State University in 1976, and a Master of Science in Nursing in 1982 and doctorate of nursing in 1966 from Indiana University.

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