- Bicentennial Medal (2020)
- President's Award for Distinguished Teaching (2000)
Dr. Pamela R. Jeffries is nationally known for her research and work in developing simulations and online teaching and learning. At the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her expertise in experiential learning, innovative teaching strategies, new pedagogies, and the delivery of content using technology in nursing education. Dr. Jeffries served as the Project Director for a national simulation study funded by the National League for Nursing and the Laerdal Corporation. She was named to the same role for a second NLN and Laerdal Medical grant to facilitate the development of web-based courses for faculty development in simulation and a national simulation innovation resource center.
She has participated in a five-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant to develop Health Information Technology Scholars focusing on the development of emerging technologies. She also has advised various technology think tanks including the high-stakes simulation for the NLN and has served as a member for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) and serving as the Director of Research Committee exploring the state of the science in the area of clinical simulations. Jeffries is currently working with the National Council State Board of Nursing to conduct the landmark, multi-site national simulation study exploring how much clinical time can be substituted for clinical simulations.
She has previously been awarded several grants to support her research and is the recipient of many teaching and research awards, including the National League of Nursing Lucile Petry Leone Award. Dr. Jeffries presents and consults nationally and internationally in the area of clinical simulations, emerging technologies, and innovative teaching strategies.
In 2020, Pamela Jeffries was presented the Bicentennial Medal for her distinguished service to Indiana University.