The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., recently named Pamela R. Jeffries as its next dean of the school of nursing. Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, who in 2013 was named the Johns Hopkins University inaugural vice provost of digital initiatives, has been a Johns Hopkins professor of nursing since 2009, according to a news release.
“Dr. Jeffries is a nationally recognized innovator with a strong background in research and extraordinary expertise in the application of technology to teaching and learning,” George Washington University President Steven Knapp said in the release. “She understands the complexities of 21st century healthcare and has the vision and experience to guide our school of nursing as it prepares the next generation of nursing and healthcare leaders.”
Prior to her appointment as a Johns Hopkins vice provost, Jeffries served as the JHUSON associate dean for academic affairs and vice dean of faculty from 2009 to 2013, where she led the school in its online education initiative, launching more than 40 courses and two online master’s programs.
She will begin her new role on in May 2015, succeeding Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, founding dean of the GW School of Nursing, who retired in December.
“I am honored to join George Washington University nursing at this transformational time in nursing, higher education, and the development and growth of the school,” Jeffries said in the release. “Leading a new nursing school in its early years is a unique opportunity and one that few nursing leaders are privileged to experience. Dr. Johnson has built a strong foundation on which the faculty and I can now continue to develop an outstanding school of nursing in the nation’s capital. It is a challenge I eagerly accept and I look forward to sharing the rewards of success with faculty and students.”