Thomas Jefferson University

Shaffer, Kathryn

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Kathryn M. Shaffer, EdD, RN, CNE

Contact Dr. Shaffer

901 Walnut Street
Suite 816
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-6716
(215) 923-1468 fax


EdD, University of Delaware, 2014
MSN, Mansfield University, Nursing Education Mansfield, PA, 2006
BSN, College of Health Professionals, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 1997


Certified Nurse Educator 2009-Present
AACN-LANP Fellow 2015

University Appointment

Assistant Professor

Research & Clinical Interests

Education – redesigning nursing education
Population Health
Community Outreach
Technology and healthcare

Professional Memberships

American Nurse Association
Pennsylvania Nurses Association
National League of Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society


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.


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.

Awards & Research Grants

, 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

, 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