Jean E. Johnson
Jean E. Johnson
Department: Community of Policy, Populations and Systems
Jean E. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean emerita, professor of nursing, and a professional executive coach. As founding dean of the School of Nursing, she developed multiple programs including one of the university's first online programs. She also served as the interim executive director of the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement. A longtime geriatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Johnson focused her research and policy work on patient safety, quality improvement and online education. She was recently a Fulbright scholar teaching in the graduate clinical pediatric program at the University of Cape Town South Africa and Red Cross Children's Hospital. Dr. Johnson has held several roles with national professional groups, including president of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), president of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and member of the National Academy of Medicine Committee, formerly Institute of Medicine, on the Future of Primary Care. She was also a senior advisor to the development of the Nursing Alliance for Quality of Care and member of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Johnson is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and recipient of NONPF's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017, she was awarded GW's Jane Lingo Alumni Outstanding Service Award for consistently advancing the mission of the university through dedicated volunteer efforts in support of its programs.