Pia Cecilie Bing-Jonsson


Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Campus Vestfold (C2-70)
I am Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway. I believe we learn throughout life and that formal learning in a university can and should be transformative years of a person’s life. My job is to facilitate excellent learning conditions for students through our faculty and facilities, and make sure our students graduate with competence and skills that enable them to professional life and civic participation. We strive for our research activity and results to be in the forefront of our fields of expertise, as well as springing out of and being conducted in close collaboration with local communities.


Academic and administrative leader of faculty 
Representative of the faculty to the rest of the university 
Realize the overarching goals of our faculty 
Strategic development of our research portfolio 
Strategic development of educational quality for the faculty 
Internationalization in terms of student and staff mobility 
Internal and external strategic cooperation



2011- 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

2002-2004 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.

2001-2002 Human geography (grunnfag), University of Oslo. Main fields of study: cultural geography, development geography, economic geography and political geography.

1996-1999 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.

1996 Philosophy of science (Eksamen philosophicum), University of Oslo. Compulsory preparation course/exam for university studies in Norway.


Work experience

2020 -  present Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway.

2017- 2020 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway.

2014-2016 Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, University of South-Eastern Norway. 

2011- 2014 PhD research fellow, Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

2010-2011 Assistant professor, Faculty of Health Science, Vestfold University College. T (2011).

2006-2010 Research and development leader, Oslo Teaching Nursing Home (Undervisningssykehjemmet i Oslo, Abildsø bo- og rehabiliteringssenter). 

2004-2005 Clinical Specialist, Medi-Stim, Oslo. 

1999-2000 Registered nurse, St. Claraspital, Basel, Switzerland. 



Flynn, F. M., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Falk, R. S., Tønnessen, S., & Valeberg, B. T. (2022). Educating for Excellence: A Cohort Study on Assessing Student Nurse Anesthetist Non-Technical Skills in Clinical Practice. AANA J, 90(1), 7-15

Flynn, F. M., Valeberg, B. T., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Lyberg, A. M., & Tønnessen, S. (2022). Experiences using an instrument for non-technical skills in nurse anaesthesia education: a focus group study. BMC Medical Education, 22(1), 243. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-022-03322-w 


Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Bomann, E., & Melin, J. (2021). The Ms. Olsen test: Measurement properties of a short test of nursing staffs’ competence in clinical decision-making. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15025

Taylor, I., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., Finnbakk, E., Wangensteen, S., Sandvik, L., & Fagerström, L. (2021). Development of clinical competence – a longitudinal survey of nurse practitioner students. BMC Nursing, 20(130). doi:10.1186/s12912-021-00627-x

Kmetec, S., Fekonja, Z., Saga, E., & Bing-Jonsson, P. C. (2021). The contribution of experimentation and quasi-experimentation in person-centred research. In J. Dewing, B. McCormack, & T. McCance (Eds.), Person-centred Nursing Research: Methodology, Methods and Outcomes (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 184). Springer.


Hopøy, A.-C., Bakken, L. N., & Bing-Jonsson, P. C. (2020). En kartlegging av klinisk vurderingskompetanse hos helsepersonell i sykehjem: en pilotstudie. Sykepleien forskning, 2020(15). https://doi.org/10.4220/Sykepleienf.2020.83096

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.

Flynn, Valeberg, Tønnessen, & Bing-Jonsson. (2020). Psychometric testing of a structured assessment instrument for non-technical skills for use in clinical supervision of student nurse anaesthetists. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.1891/JNM-D-19-00086


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.

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.2019.04.001

Bing-Jonsson, P. C. (2019). Avansert klinisk sykepleie i helse- og omsorgstjenester i kommunene. In L. Fagerström (Ed.), Avansert klinisk sykepleie (1 ed., pp. 17). Oslo: Gyldendal.

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. (2018). Nurse practitioners need to fill competence gaps in primary health care. Paper presented at the ICN NP/APN 2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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.


Bing-Jonsson, P. C., & Tønnesen, S. (2016). Urinveisinfeksjon blant eldre pasienter i hjemmesykepleien. Sykepleien Forskning. doi:10.4220/Sykepleienf.2016.59386

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

Eriksen, S. V., & Bing-Jonsson, P. C. (2016). Kan vi stole på urinstix? Sykepleien Forskning. doi:10.4220/Sykepleienf.2016.58641

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, 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

Tønnessen, Siri; Bing-Jonsson, Pia Cecilie. (2015) Er hjemmesykepleiens praksis for urinstixing og urinprøvetaking forsvarlig?. Sykepleiekonferansen 2015; 2015-06-08 - 2015-06-09 HSN


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., 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

Næss, G., Bing-Jonsson, P. C., & Gyltnes, K. A. Ø. (2011). Bedre samhandling om multisyke eldre : kvalitetssikring av medikamentell behandling og vurdering av helsetilstand i primærhelsetjenesten : et kvalitetsforbedringsprosjekt i samarbeid mellom Høgskolen i Vestfold , 12 kommune samarbeidet i Vestfold, Utviklingssenter for sykehjem og hjemmetjenester i Vestfold : en pilotstudie. Retrieved from Høgskolen i Vestfold: http://bit.ly/oRqDyM