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Marianne Jeffreys Dr. Marianne R. Jeffreys' 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. 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 the Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, Nursing Student Retention: Understanding the Process and Making a Difference, articles, book chapters, videos, and the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit.  Her conceptual models and questionnaires have been requested worldwide and in various disciplines. The most frequently requested questionnaire (Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool) has been translated into several languages.

Dr. Jeffreys is currently a professor of nursing at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate College and at CUNY College of Staten Island. 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.

Dr. Jeffreys received a B.S. in nursing from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and M.A., M.Ed., and Ed.D. degrees in nursing education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She 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 Award for Scholarship and Research, the Mu Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Excellence in Professional Nursing Award, and Mu Upsilon Chapter STTI Mentoring 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, departmental, faculty, student, and employee workshops. Professor Jeffreys may be reached at For more information, please visit