Pamela B. de Cordova, PhD, RN-BC
Assistant Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Researcher for the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing
Dr. Pamela de Cordova is an assistant professor in nursing at Rutgers, the State University of NJ. She also works as a researcher for the state-legislated New Jersey Collaboration Center (NJCCN.org) studying issues concerning the nursing workforce in the state. Topics evaluated by the NJCCN include the educational preparation and diversity of the nursing workforce, as well as state policies and regulations that impact the nurse workforce and public health. She obtained her PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing in 2011 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Trained in health services research, Dr. de Cordova’s background includes conducting staffing research on off-shifts and its association to patient outcomes. Currently, her research specifically focuses on improving patient safety in acute care hospitals by examining policy legislations and workforce conditions. Dr. de Cordova has over 15 years of active clinical experience in post-operative nursing care; this background has allowed her to directly provide care to hospitalized patients and provide her with perspective on the powerful impact of research and policy on improving quality in hospitals.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Faculty Policy Fellow, 2016
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Research Travel Award, 2016
- de Cordova PB, Bradford M, Stone PW. Increased errors and decreased performance at night: A systematic review of the evidence concerning shift work. WORK: A Journal of Prevention Assessment and Rehabilitation, 2016 Feb 15.
- Gray-Miceli D, de Cordova PB, Crane GL, Quigley P & Ratcliffe SJ. Nursing home registered nurses’ and licensed practical nurses’ knowledge of causes of falls. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 2015,
- Johansen ML, de Cordova PB, Duan W, Martinez ME, Cimiotti JP. The implications of nurse resources on cardiac care in the emergency department. Applied Nursing Research, 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.06.002
- de Cordova PB, Phibbs C, Schmitt, SK Stone PW. Night and day in the VA: Associations between night shift staffing, nurse workforce characteristics, and length of stay. Research in Nursing & Health, 2014, Jan 9. doi: 10.1002/nur.21582.
- de Cordova PB, Phibbs C, Stone PW. Perceptions and observations of off-shift nursing. Journal of Nursing Management, 2013, 2: 283-292. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01417.x.
- de Cordova PB, Phibbs C, Bartel A, Stone PW. Twenty-four seven: A systematic review of the off-shift literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2012, 68: 1454-1468. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05976.x