Jean Johnson

Photo of Dr. Jean Johnson, Tenured Professor; Dean Emerita; Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagem
Title:
Tenured Professor; Dean Emerita; Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement
Office:
Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Address:
Innovation Hall
45085 University Dr.
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
United States
Phone:
202-994-1834
Email:
[email protected]

Jean E. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean emerita, professor of nursing, executive director of the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement 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. 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.

Current Research

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

Education

  • Hudson Institute – Certification as Executive Coach (2015)
  • The George Washington University – Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy (1993)
  • The University of Wisconsin – Master of Science in Nursing (1978)
  • The University of Wisconsin – Certificate in Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (1978)
  • Texas Woman’s University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1974)
  • University of Illinois – Bachelor of Arts in 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.

Strengths

  1. Learner
  2. Achiever
  3. Relator
  4. Arranger
  5. Ideation

Distinctions

  • George Washington University, Jane Lingo Alumni Outstanding Service Award (2017)
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Facilities, Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Honorary Member (2009)
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Information Technology Award (2009)
  • American Academy of Nursing, Fellow (1996)