School of Nursing Dean Honored for Outstanding Leadership

Pamela R. Jeffries was awarded the designation by the National League for Nursing.

Pamela Jeffries
School of Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries. (William Atkins/GW Today)
November 04, 2016

By Kristen Mitchell

School of Nursing Dean and professor Pamela R. Jeffries has been honored with the National League for Nursing Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education.

Her George Washington University faculty colleagues nominated her for the award.

Dr. Jeffries headed the NLN’s early research studies on the use of simulation in nursing education. NLN Chief Executive Officer Beverly Malone said in an email newsletter that Dr. Jeffries is known for her innovative online teaching, experiential learning and developing new educational strategies.

“I am proud that the NLN will be forever associated with this dynamic innovator in nursing education,” she said.

Last year, the NLN Jeffries Simulation Framework became the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory, a guide to implementing lifelike instruction and developing skills through nursing education.

“Receiving this coveted, major NLN leadership award is a highlight of my career, and I especially want to thank my GWSON nursing faculty for nominating me,” Dr. Jeffries said.

Dr. Jeffries has also served as a consultant for health care organizations, corporations, large health care organizations and publishers providing expertise in clinical education, simulations, and other emerging technologies.

Dr. Jeffries was named dean of the School of Nursing in January 2015 and was previously Johns Hopkins University inaugural vice provost of digital initiatives.