Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia) College of Nursing
Kathryn M. Shaffer, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, has her expertise in curriculum design and technology in higher education. Her doctoral work focused on using technology to conduct interprofessional clinical teaching rounds with a colorectal surgical team. She was an integral part of the undergraduate baccalaureate nursing education curriculum redesign and innovative clinical education change. Dr. Shaffer has presented nationally on this recognized exemplar curriculum for health care delivery in today’s ever changing environment. Dr. Shaffer is the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where her focus is implementing the mission and vision of the College of Nursing, and develops partnerships that advance nursing education and the profession of nursing.
For over two decades, healthcare has been under siege to manage care and provide services that offer quality, effectiveness, and cost efficiency. In the early 1990s, managed care swept the nation resulting in hospitals joining together in integrated health systems. In 2015, merger mania proliferated; hospitals are consolidating, creating large hospital systems with broader service […]