Peggy Jenkins, PhD, RN, has been a nursing leader for over 35 years, serving in various clinical, administrative, consulting, and academic roles. Currently, she is Specialty Director for the iLEAD program and teaches graduate-level leadership courses. Her previous teaching includes Evidence-Based Practice, Research, Quality/Safety, and Interprofessional Law/Ethics for RN-BS and traditional BS students. She enjoys developing new courses and curricula. Her relational teaching philosophy, informed by complexity and caring science, guides use of constructivist, experiential, and reflective learning pedagogies.
Dr. Jenkins’ program of research leverages systems science to understand complex, multi-level relationships contributing to patient outcomes. Recent projects include a methodological study of nursing cost, in which data linking patients to nurses by shift were aggregated to create an innovative metric: direct nursing cost per patient acute care episode. The study generated pilot data for national work focused on standardizing measurement of nursing value. She co-chairs the governance committee of the National Value Expert Workgroup and collaborates with colleagues nationally on nursing value research. She has presented her work nationally and internationally; in addition, she has published in the Journal of Nursing Administration.
Dr. Jenkins is a member of ANA, AONE, NLN, CGEAN, and STTI. She serves as board member of the local STTI Alpha Kappa chapter-at-large and committee member of the CGEAN national organization.