Skip to content

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Jason R. Thrift

Ph.D., RN, CHSE Assistant Professor
Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee of CUSON; Faculty Senator for CBSHS

Office: 229 CU Nursing, Greenville

Phone: 864-940-8536

Email: JASONT@clemson.edu

Vita: View
 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Nursing
Mercer University 2022

M.S. Nursing Education
Clemson University 2011

B.S. Nursing
Clemson University 2001

Courses Taught

NURS 3100 Health Assessment (2014-present) ASD/BSA/BS
NURS 3101 Health Assessment Lab (2014-present) ASD/BSA/BS
NURS 4011 Mental Health Clinical (2015-present) ASD/BSA/BS
ASD-Accelerated Second Degree Program
BSA-Bachelor of Science Accelerated Program
BS-Bachelor of Science Program

Profile

Jason R. Thrift is an Assistant Professor at the Clemson University School of Nursing with 10 years of experience in nursing education. He is the advisor for the Clemson Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN, Student Organization), Senator for CBSHS of the Clemson University Faculty Senate, Global Engagement Committee member for CBSHS, and Chair of the CUSON Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC). He is a Faculty Scholar in the Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR). He worked for 26 years at AnMed Health Medical Center in Med-Surg, Nursing Informatics, and Patient Placement. His current research interests include virtual reality simulation for patient treatment modalities and student nurse education. He is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), member of the Mental Health America, Anderson County Board, and President of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF) supporting nurses and student nurses across the state. He is an affiliate member of the research team for the Clemson University Virtual Reality and Nature (VRN) Lab through Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health Research (CAMHR) through the Psychology Department.

Research Interests

Virtual Reality (VR)
Virtual Reality Simulation (VR-Sim)
Extended Reality
Simulation
Informatics
Artificial Intelligence
Mental Health
Medical-Surgical Nursing
Hospice and Palliative Care Services

Research Publications

Articles are listed below for my research interests.

McAnirlin, O., Browning, M. H. E. M., Fasolino, T., Okamoto, K., Sharaievska, I., Thrift, J., & Pope, J. K. (in press). Psychological well-being benefits of co-creating nature-based VR: Preliminary evidence from U.S. adults living with COPD. Journal of Well-being, Space and Society. 100212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wss.2024.100212

McAnirlin, O., Thrift, J., Li, F., Pope, J. K., Browning, M. H. E. M., Moutogiannis, P. P., Thomas, G., Farrell, E., McMahon, M. A., & Fasolino, T. (2024). The Tandem VR(TM) Protocol: Synchronized Nature-Based and Other Outdoor Experiences in Virtual Reality for Hospice Patients and their Caregivers. Journal of Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. Vol 40, 101318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2024.101318
Clinical Trial Link: https://clinicaltrials.gov/study/NCT06186960?term=tandem%20VR&rank=1#study-overview

Moutogiannis, P., Thrift, J., Pope, J. K., Browning, M., McAnirlin, O., Fasolino, T. (2023). A Rapid Review of the Role of Virtual Reality in Care Delivery of Palliative Care and Hospice. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. Vol 25, Issue 6, p 1-9. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000983

Thrift, J., & Budlong, M. (2023). Social Media and Mental Health During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Journal of Informatics Nursing. Vol 8, Issue 3, p 1-7.

Thrift, J. (2023). You're Not Cut Out For This: Motivation to Succeed. American Nurse Journal. Vol 18, Issue 6, p 26-29. doi: 10.51256/ANJ0623126

Thrift, J. (2022). Nursing Student Perceptions of Presence in a Virtual Learning Environment: A Qualitative Description Study. Mercer University ProQuest Dissertation Publishing, 29258765.

Thrift, J. (2021). Exploring Virtual Environments for Mental Health Clinical Experiences in a Pandemic. Journal of Informatics Nursing. Vol 6, Issue 3, p. 1-3.

Thrift, J. (2016). Robotic Nurses: They are Coming Soon! Nursing Informatics Today. Vol 31, Issue 1, p 17-19.

Whitcomb, J., & Thrift, J. (2015). Accelerated Second Degree Programs: One way to reduce the Nursing Shortage. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Vol 34, Issue 4, p 187-188.

Quarterly Publications:

Thrift, J. R., & Cox, D. L. (2024). South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF). South Carolina Nurse, Vol 1, Issue 2, p. 10-11.

Thrift, J. R., & Cox, D. L. (2024). South Carolina Nurses Foundation (SCNF). South Carolina Nurse, Vol 1, Issue 1, p. 13.

Thrift, J. (2024). SCNF. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 31, Issue 1, p. 12.

Thrift, J. (2023). SCNF. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 30, Issue 4, p 16.

Thrift, J. (2023). South Carolina Nurses Foundation. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 30, Issue 3, p 21.

Thrift, J. (2023). South Carolina Nurses Foundation. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 30, Issue 2, p 8.

Thrift, J., & Hopla, D. (2022). South Carolina Nurses Foundation. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 30,
Issue 1, p 9.

Hopla, D., & Thrift, J. (2022). The Golden Gala 2022. The South Carolina Nurse Monthly e-News and
Updates.

Thrift, J., & Hopla, D. (2022) South Carolina Nurses Foundation. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 29, Issue 4, p 11.

Hopla, D., & Thrift, J (2022). SCNF. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 29, Issue 3, p 12.

Hopla, D., & Thrift, J. (2022). SCNF. The South Carolina Nurse. Vol 29, Issue 2, p 12.

Media Entries:

Thrift, J. (2023, September 13). Did You Have a Lot of Patients? Did You Have a Lot of Patience? American Nurse Journal Perspectives. https://www.myamericannurse.com/did-you-have-a-lot-of-patients-did-you-have-a-lot-of-patience/

Honors and Awards

Nominated-American Association of Colleges of Nursing Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award 2024
Faculty Feature CBSHS and CUSON social media 2021
Past President Gamma Mu Chapter of Sigma 2019-2021
Outstanding Graduate Student Nurse Educator Track 2011
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 2011

Links

Jason R. Thrift Dissertation

Jason R. Thrift Biosketch

Affiliate of VRN Lab

Affiliate of CAMHR

Link Tree for Jason R. Thrift

College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences | 116 Edwards Hall