Pia Cecilie Bing-Jonsson


Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
Campus Vestfold (C2-70)
Expertise: Professional competence, educational quality, elderly care, geriatrics, community health care, competence measurement, instrument development, psychometrics, quantitative methodology, pedagogics


Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences with responsibility for:

  • Strategic development of our study portfolio

  • Realise the overarching goals of our educational programs 

  • Strategic development of educational quality for the faculty

  • Internationalisation of our study portfolio 

  • Internal and external strategic cooperaton 



08.01.2011- 31.07.2014

PhD, Department of nursing science, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo.  Thesis: Nursing Older People – Competence Evaluation Tool. Development and psychometric evaluation of an instrument measuring community-based nursing staff competence. Defended 06.03.2015

10.01.2002- 06.01.2004

Master of Science in Health Promotion, University of Wales. Dissertation: An investigation of factors associated with adolescents’ eating habits and weight satisfaction. A descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study of Norwegian 15-16-year-olds.

08.15.2001- 05.31.2002

Human geography (grunnfag), University of Oslo. Main fields of study: cultural geography, development geography, economic geography and political geography.

08.20.1996- 06.20.1999

Bachelor in nursing, Vestfold University College. Bachelor in nursing with practice placements within nursing home, hospital, psychiatry, home care and health promotion related work. Bachelor’s dissertation: Empowerment of patients in home nursing.

03.01.1996- 06.20.1996

Philosophy of science (Eksamen philosophicum), University

of Oslo. Compulsory preparation course/exam for university studies in Norway.


Work experience

01.01.2017- present

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health- and Social Sciences, University College of Southeast Norway.

01.08.2014- 24.12.2016

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, University College of Southeast Norway. Teaching, supervision, censorship, establishing a new master program in advanced practice nursing, course leader for three master courses, postdoc research on advanced practice nursing, delirium and urine sampling in home care (innovation).

01.08.2011- 31.07.2014

PhD research fellow, Department of Nursing Science, HELSAM.


Assistant professor, Faculty of Health Science, Vestfold University College. Teaching, supervision, censorship, practical skills training, and practice placements for students in bachelor of nursing. Research projects; publications Torp et al. (2013) and Næss et al. (2011).

01.01.2006 -31.01.2010

Research and development leader, Oslo Teaching Nursing Home (Undervisningssykehjemmet i Oslo, Abildsø bo- og rehabiliteringssenter). Initiated, developed, and coordinated R&D projects for nursing homes. Budgetary and fiscal responsibility. Cooperation with relevant R&D environments. Profilation of R&D unit. Member of management team at nursing home. Secretary for Board of Oslo Teaching Nursing Home.

26.01.2004- 31.12.2005

Clinical Specialist, Medi-Stim, Oslo. Clinical specialist in blood flow measurement for bypass surgery. Training of new employees, distributors, and end users (RNs, perfusionists, and surgeons) in Europe, Asia, and the USA.

23.08.1999- 31.10.2000

Registered nurse, St. Claraspital, Basel, Switzerland. Medical, oncology ward. Responsible for up to 22 patients and 10 employees on a shift. Treatment and nursing of patients, administrative work, supervision of students.


Holm Hansen, E., Bomann, E., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., & Fagerström, L. M. (2020). Introducing Nurse Practitioners Into Norwegian Primary Healthcare—Experiences and Learning. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 34(1), 21-34.

Taylor, I., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Wangensteen, S., Finnbakk, E., Sandvik, L., McCormack, B., & Fagerström, L. M. (2019). The self‐assessment of clinical competence and the need for further training: A cross‐sectional survey of advanced practice nursing students. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(3-4), 545-555.

Flynn, Valeberg, Tønnessen, & Bing-Jonsson. (Accepted December 2019). Psychometric testing of a structured assessment instrument for non-technical skills for use in clinical supervision of student nurse anaesthetists. Journal of Nursing Measurement.

Taylor, I., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Johansen, E., Levy-Malmberg, R., & Fagerström, L. M. (2019). The Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Evolving Nurse Practitioner Education: A Study of Students’ and Examiners’ Experiences. Nurse Education in Practice, 37, 115-123. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2019.04.00

Mæland, K. S., Sande, R. K., & Bing-Jonsson, P. C. (2019). Risk for delivery complications in Robson Group 1 for non-Western women in Norway compared with ethnic Norwegian women – A population-based observational cohort study. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 20, 42-45. doi:10.1016/j.srhc.2019.02.006

Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Slater, P., McCormack, B., & Fagerström, L. (2018). Norwegian translation, cultural adaption and testing of the Person-centred Practice Inventory – Staff (PCPI-S). BMC Health Services Research, 18(555). doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3374-5

Sánchez, V. G., Taylor, I., & Bing-Jonsson, P. C. (2017). Ethics of smart house welfare technology for older adults: a systematic literature review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. doi:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266462317000964

Tieges, Z., Watne, L. O., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Stíobhairt, A., & MacLullich, A. M. (2017). Diversity of opinions on delirium severity: an international survey of 344 delirium specialists. Paper presented at the 12th annual meeting of  the European Delirium Association Oslo, Norway.

Eilertsen, Ingrid; Bing-Jonsson, Pia Cecilie; Fagerström, Lisbeth. (2016). Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Advanced Practice Nursing Education. 9th ICN INP/APN Network Conference; 2016-09-08 - 2016-09-11

Eilertsen, Ingrid; Johansen, Edda Aslaug; Bing-Jonsson, Pia Cecilie; Fagerström, Lisbeth. (2016)
Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for avansert klinisk sykepleie - Fokusgruppeintervju med studenter, sensorer og simulerte pasienter. Nordisk konferanse om simulering; 2016-02-03 - 2016-02-04

Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Hofoss, D., Kirkevold, M., Bjørk , I. T., & Foss, C. (2016). Sufficient competence in community elderly care? Results from a competence measurement of nursing staff. BMC Nursing, 15(5). doi:10.1186/s12912-016-0124-z

Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Bjørk , I. T., & Foss, C. (2015). The competence gap in community elderly care: Imbalance between expected and actual nursing staff competence. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0107408315601814

Bing-Jonsson, Pia Cecilie; Mølstad, Kathy; Westra, B. L.; Saranto, Kaija; Moen, Anne. (2014)
eHealth literacy – a competence challenge for the nursing workforce.. NI2014,; 2014-06-21 - 2014-06-25 UiO

Bing-Jonsson, P. C. (2015). Nursing Older People - Competence Evaluation Tool. Development and psychometric evaluation of an instrument measuring community-based nursing staff competence. (PhD), University of Oslo, Oslo.   

Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Hofoss, D., Kirkevold, M., Bjørk, I. T., & Foss, C. (2015). "Nursing Older People - Competence Evaluation Tool": Development and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 23(1), 127-153. doi: 10.1891/1061-3749.23.1.127

Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Bjørk, I. T., Hofoss, D., Kirkevold, M., & Foss, C. (2015). Competence in advanced older people nursing: development of ‛Nursing older people - Competence evaluation tool’. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10, 59-72. doi: 10.1111/opn.12057

Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Bjørk, I. T., Hofoss, D., Kirkevold, M., & Foss, C. (2013). Instruments Measuring Nursing Staff Competence in Community Health Care. A Systematic Literature Review. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 25(6), 282-294. doi: 10.1177/1084822313494784

Torp, S., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., & Hanson, E. (2013). Experiences with using information and communication technology to build a multi-municipal support network for informal carers. Informatics for health & social care, 38(3), 265-279. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17538157.2012.735733