Jennifer Viveiros

Jennifer Viveiros, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences / Adult

Curriculum Vitae




Modular Unit #5 005


2015University of Massachusetts DartmouthPhD
2004University of Rhode IslandMSN
1996Georgetown UniversityBS


  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Genomics
  • Statistics





Explores complex political, institutional, social and economic forces impacting the higher education environment. Examines leadership challenges for nursing in higher education. Students analyze the research and scholarship of teaching exploring ways of integrating research to create innovation and change. Emphasis is on an integrated synthesis of the research on a selected issue in nursing education or area in the scholarship of teaching.

Weekly seminar discussions or presentations based on nursing or interdisciplinary research, theory development or methods alternating with focused dissertation discussions with faculty. Detailed exploration of grant development skills integrated across the four semester sequence supports skill development for dissertation proposal.


Online and Continuing Education Courses

Focus on exploring, organizing, and presenting quantitative data. Emphasis is on practical application of statistical methods for use in nursing practice. Topics include normal distributions, descriptive statistics and t-tests. Specific statistical models presented include analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), repeated measures ANOVA, simple linear regression, and logistic regression. Students will utilize and interpret statistical computer software outputs and draw statistical conclusions based on the data.


Research interests

  • Cognitive function
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Non-direct teaching methods

Select publications

  • Sethares, K., Viveiros, J. & Ayotte, B. (2021).
    Uncertainty levels differ by physical heart failure symptom cluster
    Applied Nursing Science, 60
  • Viveiros, J., Chamberlain, B., O'Hare, A. & Sethares, K. (2019).
    Meditation interventions among heart failure patients: An integrative review
    European Journal of Cardiovascular Disease, 18 (8), 720-728.
  • McCurry, M., Rudd-Arieta, M. & Viveiros, J. (2021).
    Using consensus testing to enhance genomic understanding and team work in doctoral advanced practice nursing students
    Nursing Education Perspectives, May/June, 168-170.

Dr. Viveiros has extensive experience teaching with high fidelity simulations. She has expertise in simulation design, the capabilities of our simulation center, and experience with simulation measurement tools/resources. She has worked with multi-disciplinary simulation research teams to promote safety in the healthcare setting.

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