Roberta Christopher, EDD, MSN, ARNP, NE-BC, CHTS-CP

Roberta ChristopherProgram Director of Health Informatics
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 904-256-8926
Office Location: Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences 113
Office Hours
By appointment
​Areas of Specialization
Theoretical foundations of joy and application to organizations to improve well-being, quality, and safety. My personal research goal is to transform with intention, organizational cultures into joyful environments, where employees thrive and flourish, where the organization inspires passion; where individual and departmental strengths are deployed to yield a best of class organizations that provide Wow! patient and employee experiences. Dissertation research focus: Presenteeism and the relationship with nurse safety, patient safety, and nursing quality. My aim is to research the influence of joy on safety and quality outcomes, and ultimately develop a global theory of joy via appreciative approaches and develop reliable and valid tools that allow for measurment and evidence-interventions. I am also passionate about nursing and health informatics and how informatics and data can drive optimal performance, quality, safety, health, and ultimately well-being.
EDD, University of Phoenix
MSN, University of North Florida
BSN, University of North Florida
​Professional Information

Dr. Roberta Christopher joined Jacksonville University in April 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the BRCHS Keigwin School of Nursing.  Roberta has been a nurse for more than 20 years. She received both her BSN and MSN from the University of North Florida.

Dr. Christopher recently completed her doctorate of educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction.  Her doctoral dissertation research study focused on the relationship among presenteeism, absenteeism, nurse safety outcomes, and quality of care.

Dr. Christopher is an ANCC board certified nurse executive, and is board certified as a healthcare technology specialist clinician/practitioner consultant (CHTS-CP) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  She is also an active member of the AHIMA and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Dr. Christopher was credentialed by EPIC in electronic health record (EMR) report writing and inpatient clinical documentation. She had further training in EPIC hospital outpatient departments, Stork (maternal child module), ASAP (emergency department module), BEACON (oncology module), research, and business intelligence reporting during her tenure overseeing a nursing informatics department and co-facilitating an EPIC EMR go live at a large academic, level 1 trauma center.  Post-EMR go live, Dr. Christopher focused her efforts on report writing and data analytics to improve quality, safety, and organizational performance.

Dr. Christopher has been published in the Journal of Nursing Administration, Cochrane Nursing Care Field, Nursing Economics, International Journal Review, and Resuscitation.  Additionally, she is a member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field, Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Association. Roberta is the Membership Committee Chair of the Northeast Florida Association for Healthcare Quality. She has also recently joined the Technology Committee for the Florida Health Information Management Association Northeast Region.

Dr. Christopher serves on the National QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nursing) Practice Task Force concentrating on Magnet and Research. She is also the co-director of the QSEN Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University. Dr. Christopher serves as the President for the Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large.

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