Jean Davison, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Associate Professor
Primary Care/Family Nurse Practitioner


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 535

Family Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill, School of Nursing

Nursing Continuing Education Specialist, NC Institute for Public HealthGillings School of Global Public Health

National Health Service Corps Ambassador to UNC Chapel Hill

Jean Davison’s CV


2000  UNC–Chapel Hill School of Nursing, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

2012  Duke University School of Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Research Interests

  • Public health nursing and enhancing the role of PHN and advance practice nurses
  • Primary Care, population health, health promotion and health disparities
  • Cardiovascular disease and self-management support

Research Activities

Doctorate of Nursing Practice Capstone

Davison, J.A., Starting the Conversation about Hypertension Self-Management Support in Primary Care

Summary: This quality improvement (QI) study focused on hypertension self-management support in a rural primary care setting in NC that had an exceptionally high rate of cardiovascular disease compared to the US and other counties in NC. Approximately 1400 patients were tracked via electronic medical record (EMR) for BP, LDL, tobacco use, body mass index, and self- management goals after receiving self-management goal setting coaching and brochures on “Starting the Conversation” for Blood Pressure and  Start with Your Heart Rx “Your Prescription for Better Health.” There were significant improvements in patients setting self- management goals in collaboration with their provider during this six months QI study as compared to baseline, that was six months prior to the study.