Pamela De Cordova, PhD, RN-BC

Associate Professor and Faculty Researcher for the NJCCN

Division of Nursing Science


ACK 244

(973) 353-1691

Specialty: Nursing workforce, staffing, policy evaluations

Dr. de Cordova is an associate professor and conducts health services research to improve quality of care for patients, while simultaneously improving nurse outcomes such as burnout and intent to leave. Many of her studies focus on the association between staffing and outcomes in both hospitals and nursing homes. Since 2013, she has been the nurse scientist for the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing that is charged with examining factors impacting the nursing workforce.

Education & Training

Dr. de Cordova received her PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing in 2011 and competed post-doctoral training from the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. She received her BSN from Georgetown in 2000, and her MSN in health leadership from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004

Research, Scholarly, & Clinical Interests

Dr. de Cordova has evaluated state-level policies that aim to improve staffing and quality of care. In 2020, she led a New Jersey study of the impact of COVID-19 on the nursing workforce, she is now examining factors that influence nurses’ ability to access emotional support programs that are much needed to recuperate the workforce post-COVID. She also is collaborating on a federal grant from AHRQ to quantify the impact of COVID-19 on the rates of health care associated infections across all U.S. hospitals.