Elizabeth Jordan

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Sr. Associate Dean of Assessment, Evaluation & Accreditation
University of South Florida College of Nursing


With over 30 years of clinical experience and significant research expertise in labor and birth, Elizabeth “Betty’ Jordan is a recognized international nursing leader in maternal and newborn outcomes research, education, and practice. Dr. Jordan is the Sr. Associate Dean of Assessment, Evaluation & Accreditation and an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. She relocated to Florida in August 2013. She previously was the Baccalaureate Program Director at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative (JHU GmI). Dr. Jordan served as program evaluation consultant for the nationalText4baby program. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) launched this domestic mHealth program in February, 2010, the first free mobile health service in the United States. The service provides timely information to women from early pregnancy through their baby’s first year. Jordan played an instrumental role in the development, and implementation of this national program. Jordan also served as a co-investigator developing protocols for a funded international mHealth study aimed at testing specific interventions that optimize the delivery of efficacious antenatal and postpartum interventions through innovative mHealth tools, during critical windows of time during the pregnancy continuum.  She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the Board for the Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition. Betty was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Women in Maryland” for her dedication and service to Maryland in helping address the issue of poor birth outcomes.

Dr. Jordan received her BSN from University of Maryland, MSN from University of Delaware and a DNSc from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.