Kathryn M. Shaffer, EdD, RN, CNE
Kathryn M. Shaffer, EdD, RN, CNE
Research & Clinical Interests
Education – redesigning nursing education
Technology and healthcare
Trauma Informed Care
EdD, University of Delaware (2014)
MSN, Mansfield University, Nursing Education Mansfield, PA (2006)
BSN, College of Health Professionals, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (1997)
Books & Chapters
Swan, BA., Hilden, P., West, N., Chan, G., Shaffer, K., Dickow, M., Jones, D. (2020). Redesigning nursing education to build healthier communities: An innovative cross-sector collaboration. Nursing Education Perspectives. 2020; 41(5):301-303.
Szajna, A., & Shaffer, K. (2019). Public health champions in the making: An innovative undergraduate nursing pedagogy. Public Health Nursing, October, 1-5.
Shaffer, K., Swan, B., & Bouchaud, M. (2018). Designing a new model for clinical education: An innovative approach. Nurse Educator, 43(3), 145-148.
Shaffer, K. & Papagnou, D. (2016) Using Technology in Interprofessional Education. In Speakman, E Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: Creating a Blueprint for Nurse Educators: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Scherzer, R., Shaffer, K., Maceyko, K., Webb, J. Journal Club for Prelicensure Nursing Students. Nurse Educator. September/October 2015. Volume 40:Issue 5. pp. 224-226.
Bellot J., Shaffer K., Wang M.(2015). Use of Quick Response Coding to Create Interactive Patient and Provider Resources. J Nurs Educ. 54(4) 224-227. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20150318-07
Speakman, E., Lyons, K., Giordano, C., Shaffer, K., Sicks, S. Utilizing the Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide (JTOG) during interprofessional clinical rounding, a collaborative practice experience. Transformative Education for Health Professionals. Published January 2015. http://whoeducationguidelines.org/
Certified Nurse Educator 2009-Present
AACN-LANP Fellow 2015
American Nurse Association
Pennsylvania Nurses Association
National League of Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
Swan, BA., West, N., & Shaffer, K. (2020, September). Leading an Innovative Cross Sector Collaboration and Achieving Success in Realizing the Future of Nursing Recommendations. Paper presented at the National League of Nursing Education Virtual Summit.
Swan, B.A., & Shaffer, K. (2019, November). Moving beyond the obvious: Innovative strategies for engaging clinical partners. Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Faculty Development Conference, Orlando, FL.
Shaffer, K., & White, N. (2019, September). Mental health crisis in America- Preparing nursing students to address the issue. Paper presented at the National League for Nursing Education Summit, National Harbor, MD.
Zale, M., DiDonato, S., Shaffer, K., Papanagnou, D., & Smith, H. (2019. September). Opioids in the ED: Assessing frontline staff in regard to knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to opioid use disorder. Paper presented at Ignite Session, Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Days, Philadelphia, PA.
Shaffer, K., Szajna, A., White, N., & Kramer, N. (2019, June). Addressing pressing relevant public health initiatives: A unique pedagogy for student to work effectively with communities to promote a culture of health. Paper presented at Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Days, Philadelphia, PA.
Rusinko, C., & Shaffer, K. (2019, June). Using the lens of sustainability to enhance outcomes of transdisciplinary projects. Paper presented at Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Days, Philadelphia, PA.
Shaffer, K., & Swan, B. (2019, April) Transforming baccalaureate nursing education to foster a culture of health: Caring for people not patients. Paper presented at the American Public Health Nurses Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Shaffer, K., & Rusinko, C. (2019, March). Using design thinking and transdisciplinary learning to decrease food insecurity and food deserts in one urban city. Poster presented at the National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting, Pentagon City, VA.
Swan, B.A. & Shaffer, K. (2018, December). Embracing the consumer perspective in nursing education and practice. Beehive Conversations with Field Experts at the 3rd Annual National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs Conference, Putting Care at the Center, Chicago, IL.
Shaffer, K., & White, N. (2018, November). Experiential learning to understand the mental health crisis: A first aid mental health certification course for nursing students. Paper presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Shaffer, K., & Rusinko, C. (2018, September). Using design thinking and transdisciplinary learning to foster nursing students’ innovative side. Poster presented at the National League for Nursing Education Summit, Chicago, IL.
Rusinko, C., & Shaffer, K. (2018, June). Fostering innovation among nursing and management students through transdisciplinary learning and design. Paper presented at Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Days, Philadelphia, PA.
Shaffer, K., Swan, B., Phalen, A. Students Need to Experience People, not Patiens, an Innovative Approach to Rethinking Clinical Education. AACN 2016 Baccalaureate Education Conference. November 17-20th Anaheim, CA.
Shaffer, K., Brown, D., Egger, S. Gerolamo, A., Health is H.E.R.E.: A Radical Change to Student Clinical Experiences. 2016 NLN Education Summit. September 21-23rd Orlando, FL.
Shaffer, K., Speakman, E. Using Technology to Enhance Interprofessional Education to Promote Collaborative Practice for Students. 2014 Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century, Redefining Education and Practice: Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Speakman, E., Shaffer, K. Hail, Hail, The Gangs All Here: Inter-professional Clinical Rounding Done Virtually. 2014 NLN Education Summit September 18, 2014. Phoenix, AZ.
2019, First Place Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation Faculty Development Conference, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
2015, Jefferson School of Nursing Alumni Distinguished Service Award
2014, The Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
2012, The Dean’s Faculty Achievement Award, Jefferson School of Nursing Faculty Award
2010, Fred and Sadie Abrams Award for Excellence in Clinical or Laboratory Instruction, Jefferson School of Nursing Faculty Award
2019, Co-PI, The Teagle Foundation Partnering Liberal Arts Education in Nursing Planning Grant, $25,000
2016, Shaffer, K. Principle Investigator, A Student Run Wellness Center at Broad Street Ministry, Community- Driven Research Day. $10,000.00
2014, Shaffer, K. Principle Investigator, Enhancing Inter-professional Education with Technology, Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship, $2000.00
2010- 2011, Swan, B.A.,Frisby, A.J., Smith, K., Shaffer, K., & Hanson-Zalot, M., The Impact of a Teaching-Learning Technology Initiative on Student Faculty Outcomes: A One-to-One iPad Pilot Study, Jefferson School of Nursing Faculty Research Seed Money, $15, 080. Contributing member
2008-present, Co-Faculty Clinical care plan: Interdisciplinary Course (CCPIC). Association For Prevention, Teaching and Research $400.00