Dr. Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN, is Professor of Nursing, City University of New York (CUNY) College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate College (PhD in Nursing program) in Manhattan. Her grant-funded research, consultations, publications, and professional presentations encompass the topics of cultural competence, nontraditional students, student retention and achievement, self-efficacy, teaching, curriculum, and psychometrics. Her career includes over 25-years of teaching in associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate programs, with consultations on all types of degree programs nationwide, and as a registered nurse in various clinical settings for 9 years. The first edition of her book Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation received the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award. She is also author of Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference, and numerous articles, book chapters, and videos. Her conceptual models and questionnaires have been requested worldwide and in various disciplines. Dr. Jeffreys is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a Transcultural Nursing Scholar. Her awards include the international Leininger Award for Excellence in Transcultural Nursing, Columbia University’s Teachers College NEAA Award for Scholarship and Research, and the Mu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Excellence in Professional Nursing Award. She was named Consultant of the Month (December 2007) by the National Center for Cultural Competence. Her expertise has been requested for grant-funded projects (HRSA, Kellogg), as well as for institutional and departmental workshops in academic and health care agency settings.

Degrees

BS, SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Med, Teachers College, Columbia University

MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University

Scholarship / Publications

Select Scholarships, Honors, and Publications

  • AJN Book of the Year Award for Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation (1st Edition).
  • Consultant of the Month (December 2007) by National Center for Cultural Competence
  • Transcultural Nursing Scholar
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2 Post–doctoral Research Awards from Teachers College, Columbia University NEAA for research on
    • Cultural Competence, self–efficacy, teaching, psychometrics
    • Nontraditional nursing student achievement and retention
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Columbia University Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing, Mu Upsilon Chapter

 

Select Books and Digital Toolkits (2010-2017)

Jeffreys, M. R. (2016). Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation (3rd Edition). New York: Springer.

Jeffreys, M. R. (2016). Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit (3rd Edition). New York: Springer.

Jeffreys, M. R. (2012). Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference (2nd Ed.), New York, NY: Springer.

Jeffreys, M. R. (2012). Nursing Student Retention Toolkit. New York, NY: Springer.

 

Select Journal Articles (2010-2017)

Jeffreys, M. R. & Zoucha, R. (2017). Revisiting "The Invisible Culture of the Multiracial, Multicultural Individual:  A Transcultural Imperative". Journal of Cultural Diversity, 24(1), 3-5.

Jeffreys, M. R. & Zoucha, R. (2017). The Invisible Culture of the Multiracial, Multicultural Individual:  A Transcultural Imperative:  A Reprint from 2001. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 24(1), 6-10.

Jeffreys, M. R. & Zoucha, R. (2017). Book Review: Mixed-race Youth and Schooling:  The Fifth Minority. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 24(1), 11-12.

Jeffreys, M. R.; Como, J. M.; Curcio, D.; & Giordano, M. (2017). Enhancing Cross-Curricular Connectedness and Collaboration from Associate Degree to Clinical Doctorate. Nurse Educator (Published ahead of Print).

Jeffreys, M. R. (2015). Jeffreys's Nursing Universal Retention and Success (NURS) Model:  Overview and Action Ideas for Optimizing Outcomes A-Z. Nurse Education Today, 35, 425-431.

Jeffreys, M. R. (2014). Student retention and success: Optimizing outcomes through HOLISTIC COMPETENCE and proactive inclusive enrichment (PIE). Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 9(4), 164-170.

Jeffreys, M. R. & Dogan, E. (2013). Evaluating Cultural Competence in the Clinical Practicum, Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(2), 88-94.

Jeffreys, M. R. & Dogan, E. (2012). Evaluating the influence of cultural competence education on students’ transcultural self-efficacy perceptions, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(2), 188-197.

Jeffreys, M.R. & Dogan, E. (2010). Factor analysis of the Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool (TSET). Journal of Nursing Measurement, 18 (2), 120-139.

Research Areas and Professional Interests

  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Student Retention and Success
  • Culturally Diverse Students
  • Cultural Competence
  • Instrumentation
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum

Primary Teaching Areas

College of Staten Island

N700 -Transcultural Concepts and Issues in Health Care

N703 – Teaching and Learning for Cultural Competence Development

N704 – Cultural Competence in Health Care: Project Development

N423 – Issues in Health Care and Professional Nursing

 

CUNY Graduate College (PhD)

N70101 – Educational Research in Health Care Settings

Independent Study

Dissertation Seminar

Dissertation Advisement