Alvin Jeffery

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AACN Board
July 2020-June 2023

Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, FNP-BC, serves a three-year term as a director on the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) board of directors from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2023.

An assistant professor of nursing and biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, has a background in pediatric critical care nursing and was previously a staff educator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Jeffery focuses on the design, development and evaluation of probability-based clinical decision support tools. He leverages machine learning and data science techniques for developing prediction models, and incorporates qualitative methods for exploring how to implement clinical decision support tools for nurses. In recognition of this work, he received the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. He also received a Circle of Excellence award from AACN in 2019.

His volunteer work with AACN includes serving on the Beacon Program Task Force (2020), CCRN Practice Analysis Task Force (2018), AACN Nominating Committee (2014-2015) and NTI 2013 Program Planning Committee. He was also an NTI facilitator from 2013-2019. Jeffery is also a member of Sigma, the American Medical Informatics Association, Tennessee Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association.

In addition to his scientific talks, he has delivered many presentations on pediatric critical care topics as well as leadership and professional development skills. A prolific author, he has written three books and more than 30 journal articles.

Jeffery completed a PhD (nursing science & health services research) and a post-doctoral Master of Science (biomedical informatics) at Vanderbilt University. He earned a Master of Science in Nursing (family nurse practitioner) at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Union University, Jackson, Tennessee. He completed a two-year term as an Emerging Leader with the Alliance for Nursing Informatics.