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Jean Christoffersen, M.S., A.P.R.N., B.C.

Jean Christoffersen, M.S., A.P.R.N., B.C.

Jean Christoffersen, M.S., A.P.R.N., B.C.
Jean Christoffersen, M.S., A.P.R.N., B.C.
Professor Currently on Sabbatical
Associate Professor of Practice, Nursing
300 The Fenway - S-338C Boston, MA 02115USA


Jean Christoffersen joined the Simmons faculty as a full-time member in 2004. Prior to that, she had taught as a clinical adjunct instructor. Her research interests include educating the second degree accelerated nursing student and global health. Jean has co-led Simmons SNHS study abroad programs in Nicaragua.

Jean is certified as a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. In addition to coordinating a psychiatric-mental health course, Jean practices at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she is part of the psychiatric consultation-liaison team. In that capacity, she mainly provides psychiatric consultation in the emergency department.


  • B.S.N.: SUNY at Downstate Medical Center
  • M.S.: Boston College


  • Christoffersen, J., Barron, A.M., Lynch, M., Caroline, H. (2010).Integrating psychosocial skills into a medical-surgical curriculum in a baccalaureate nursing program. Journal of Nursing Education, 49 (10), 573-577.
  • Christoffersen, J. (2010). Musings from Nicaragua: My second year and counting. Nursing Forum, 45(2), 83-86.
  • Christoffersen, J. 2008). Leading a study-abroad group of nursing students in Nicaragua: A first-timer's account. Nursing Forum, 43 (4), 238-246.