Pamela Jeffries, RN, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs at John Hopkins University School of Nursing, was named president-elect of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, effective Jan. 1. Jeffries will become president of the association in 2014.
“[At JHUSON], we want to be the leaders in making this incredible technology ubiquitous within the medical industry, so this feels like a very natural step,” Jeffries said in a news release about her election.
According to the release, Jeffries is known for her work in developing simulations and online teaching and learning. She is sought out for her expertise in experiential learning, innovative teaching strategies, new pedagogies and the delivery of content using technology in nursing education.
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare was established in January 2004 to represent educators and researchers who use simulation techniques for education, testing and research in healthcare.