Jeffrey J Oliver


Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program
Instructor and Director of Clinical Education
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Wrong Site Surgery
Infection Prevention
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Lt Col Jeffrey Oliver is an instructor and Director of Clinical Education for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program. He also serves as the Air Force Consultant to the Surgeon General for Perioperative Nursing.
Lt Col Oliver began his nursing career 25 years ago as a pediatric intensive care nurse in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his commission in the United States Air Force in 1995 and continued to practice in pediatrics until 1998 when he cross trained into perioperative nursing. Since that time, he has filled a variety of positions in the operating room and has deployed multiple times as a perioperative nurse. In 2010, he obtained his MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the Uniformed Services University. Since that time, he has practiced as a CNS, Infection Prevention and Control Officer, and a Surgical Services Flight Commander. Additionally, he has served as a local chapter AORN president.
Major military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2) and the Air Force Commendation Medal (3).