Jefferson currently serves as a nurse educator at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. In this position, her focus is coordinating and managing the educational needs of Nursing Service as well as serving as a resource for various aspects of skills training, competency development and implementation of nursing orientation. Her other focus is the coordinator for RN Transition Program at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.
Jefferson earned a BSN from the University of Holy Cross in 1993, a MSN from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003 and a PhD in 2014 from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia with a dissertation titled "The Impact of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus in Low-Income African American families." Her background consists of various nursing experiences from care of infants and children, nursing education and nurse faculty. Her area of expertise is adult health nursing and the care of infants and children.