Dr. Jean E. Johnson

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Title:
Professor
Office:
Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Address:
45085 University Dr.
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Phone:
240-604-7380
Email:
jejohns@gwu.edu

Dr. Johnson is the founding dean (retired) of the George Washington University School of Nursing and professor as well as a professional executive coach. Dr. Johnson is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.

Dr. Johnson began her education with a degree in economics, became a nurse and completed her formal education by earning a doctoral degree in policy from GW. She has integrated health policy throughout her career, including most recently advocating policies for patient safety and quality improvement as well as online education. She is a Fulbright scholar teaching at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and the University of Cape Town South Africa (SA) and has extensive experience in development and implementation of courses, programs and most recently a massive open online course.

She has served as president of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners. She also served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Future of Primary Care. She is currently serving as interim executive director of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties in addition to her professorship.  

Current Research

  • Healthcare quality
  • Health workforce
  • Primary care
  • Care of elderly

Education

Hudson Institute, Certification as Executive Coach — 2015

The George Washington University, PhD, Health Policy — 1993

University of Wisconsin, MSN — 1978

University of Wisconsin, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Program — 1978

Texas Woman’s University, BSN — 1974

University of Illinois, BA, Economics — 1968

Publications

Refereed journals

Harper DC, McGuinness TM, Johnson J. Nurs Outlook. 2016 Aug 31. PMID: 27742077.

Kurtzman, E., Simon, B, Johnson, J. Does the regulatory environment affect nurse practitioners’ patterns of practice or quality of care in health centers? Submitted to Health Services Research, July, 2016

Pittman, P., Kurtzman, E., Johnson, J., (2014). Academic Progression Models in Nursing: Design Decisions Faced by Administrators in Four Case Studies, Journal of Nursing Education, Vol. 53, No. X.

Acquaviva, K., Posey, P., Dawson, E., & Johnson, J. Using Algorithmic Practice Maps to Teach Emergency Preparedness Skills to Nurses, accepted by Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, June 2011.

Book Chapters

O’Grady, E. & Johnson, J. (2016). Coaching and Guidance in Nursing in Advanced Nursing Practice: An Integrative Approach, eds A. Hamric, M. F. Trace, E. O’Grady, W.B.  Saunders Co., In press.  

Pintz, C. & Johnson J. Interprofessional Health Care Teams in Health Care Teamwork: Interdisciplinary Practice and Teaching, eds. T. Drinka & P. Clark, Jones and Bartlett, In press 2014.

Acquaviva, K. & Johnson J. Quality Improvement Landscape. The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools, eds. Eds. S Ransom, M. Joshi, & D. Nash. AUPHA Health Administration Press: Washington DC. In press 2014.

Hevenor, L., & Johnson J. (2014). Health Policy and Quality. Health Care:  Policy Issues, in Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (Sixth Edition) by Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, and Mary J. Chaffee (Eds). Elsevier Saunders, St. Louis, MO.

Kurtzman, E., and Johnson, J.E. (2012) Quality and Safety in Health Care: Policy Issues, in  Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (Sixth Edition) by Diana J. Mason, Judith K.Leavitt, and Mary J. Chaffee (Eds). Elsevier Saunders, St. Louis, MO. 

Pintz, C. & Johnson J. Interprofessional Health Care Teams in Health Care Teamwork: Interdisciplinary Practice and Teaching, eds. T. Drinka & P. Clark, Jones and Bartlett, In press 2014.

Distinctions

Sigma Theta Tau International (2009)

Lifetime Achievement Award — National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Facilities (2009)

Honorary Member — American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2009)

Information Technology Award — Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (2009)

Fellow — American Academy of Nursing (1996)