Jacqueline M. Loversidge, PhD, RNC-AWHC, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Dr. Loversidge has been a nursing educator for more than a decade, and teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of health policy and regulation, evidence-based practice, pathophysiology and pharmacology, leadership in nursing and health care, and nursing education. Prior to joining OSU College of Nursing, she served as the first Director of a new second-degree BSN program at Capital University in Columbus Ohio. Her practice background spans 4 decades and includes critical care, cardiovascular and cardiac rehabilitation, and women’s health nursing. She holds national certification as a clinical nurse specialist in Ambulatory Women’s Health Care. She also has a rich history in nursing regulation and health policy. She served as the Associate Executive Director for the Ohio Board of Nursing, later as its Nursing Education Consultant, and served on National Council of State Boards of Nursing committees. She is authored in one of the leading textbooks used in graduate level health policy nursing courses.
Dr. Loversidge’s interest in interprofessional collaboration and education began with her experiences as a critical care nurse and later as a nurse manager, recognizing that it “took a village” to care for patients with complex issues. As a health education specialist for a large hospital system-based cardiac rehabilitation, risk prevention, and medically based fitness center and Harvard Mind-Body Institute affiliate, she worked with a high-functioning interprofessional team. As a health professions regulator and lobbyist, she collaborated with other nurses, but also legislators, and representatives from other health professions associations, to achieve legislative success through collaboration, cooperation, and often compromise.
When it came time to pursue a research trajectory during her doctoral work in Higher Education, interprofessional education was of deep interest and became a natural fit.
Dr. Loversidge began her career with a diploma from Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing, Plainfield, New Jersey. She earned a BSN from Ohio University, Athens Ohio; a Master’s degree with a major in nursing from Wright State University, Dayton Ohio; and a PhD in Higher Education, Educational Policy and Leadership, from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.