Jean Davison, DNP, RN, FNP-C
My Vision: To pursue a lifelong spirit of inquiry for evidence base practice in teaching, clinical practice, research and service; model the nursing core values of caring, appreciation of diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity, with student/patient-centeredness to improve learning and health outcomes. Special research interests include evidence based quality improvement, translational research, reducing health disparities, evaluating social determinants of health, global health projects and patient self-management support to decrease cardiovascular risks. I have chaired the N.C. Million Hearts Blood Pressure Affinity Alliance focused on prevention and blood pressure management at a population level throughout our state. For 2015-18 I am serving on the External Advisory Committee of the NC Healthcare Quality Alliance for a $15M federal grant from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for Heart Health Now! These committees align with my vison and translational research on hypertension self-management support. I have also chaired DNP projects (4) and multiple Masters papers focused on CVD, STD, immigration health, health promotion, self-management support, disease prevention, health disparities and quality improvement for better patient/population outcomes.
Doctorate of Nursing Practice Capstone
Davison, J.A., Starting the Conversation about Hypertension Self-Management Support in Primary Care
Chair: Marva M. Price.
Members: Debra J. Barksdale, Katrina Donahue and Elizabeth Walker Boozer.
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.
I endorse the vision of our school of nursing to educate-discover-innovate and -serve with a vision to engage “faculty and students in advancing scholarship globally” and also inter-professionally. I embrace our Carolina Core Tenets in our curricular framework “for students to achieve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential in a graduate of the UNC School of Nursing”. I have taken on this vision especially in the area of teaching advanced health assessment, diagnostic reasoning, population health, health promotion and disease prevention/management courses in public health. My target populations include MSN and DNP students, RNs throughout NC in AHEC workshops, NC public health RNs via the NCIPH Enhanced Role RN grant and internationally with a global service learning course conducted live in Central America and locally in community clinics. I have also been an invited professor to the University of Sierra Leone-Freetown for the purpose of teaching faculty workshops at the Nursing College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences. Presently I am serving on the 2019 Curriculum Revision Steering Committee for our school and co-chairing our MSN curriculum revision.
I value community engagement both locally and globally. In 2018 I will be receiving the AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence from North Carolina at the national AANP Conference in Denver, Colorado. In 2014 I received a UNC School of Nursing Faculty Recognition Award. My service is especially focused on advancing the role of registered nurses and nurse practitioners and applying my skills in global health. I have held leadership positions at the NCNA since 2006; presently I am the state-wide NCNA DNP executive council chair and am very active in being an advocate in NCNA and NP Wake/Triangle region leadership and legislative activity. Additionally, I am president of our Alpha-Alpha Chapter of STTI. Locally, I have also served and been a committee planning member for the Orange County Project Connect for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness and the yearly St. Thomas More Latino Health Fair; both endorsed activities of our Alpha-Alpha STTI chapter.
Globally since 2002 I have served as co-founder and president of Compassion Med International, a local nonprofit with an all-volunteer staff that assists in short term medical missions to under resourced countries. I have led medical teams to Romanian gypsy villages, refugee camps in Honduras and to New Orleans in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, I have volunteered with a UNC Smile Train (cleft palate) trip to the West Bank of Israel. Furthermore, I coordinate inter-professional teams made up of medical, nursing, pharmacy, social workers and public health students with Nicaragua public health service learning experiences. I also volunteer and serve on the UNC MedWorld board since 2010. I have been an invited speaker at UNC, Duke and national global health organizations along with a visiting scholar to Sierra Leone, West Africa (2013). I have taught global health classes and advised master’s students on global health topics and papers. Summer, 2015 I received an Apples Service Learning grant to modify and expand inter-professional local and global outreach activities for Latino-Migrant Health. I shared my service learning experiences at the 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International 3rd European Regional Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands and UNCW Conference in May, 2016 (Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry). In 2016 I also presented the “Narratives on the Trauma of Immigration” as a courageous dialogue discussion at our SON.
In October 2016 when Hurricane Matthew hit NC and flooded areas of central and the sand-hill areas along Robeson and Columbus counties, I began planning a health outreach to the population to take place during our Spring break. This coordinated effort involved the local health departments, community health centers, medical, dental and mental health providers to name just a few. In 2017 I applied for and received a grant from the Carolina Center for Public Service, disaster relief fund to be able rent the “Health on Wheels” mobile van. The purpose of the outreach was to provide health screenings and connect people to locale health, dental and mental health services for follow up.
|2018||AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence from North Carolina|
|2015||NCNA Leadership Academy|
|2014||UNC School of Nursing Faculty Recognition Award|
|2013||Visiting Scholar to Hope Med and University of Sierra Leone|
|2013||Center for Faculty Excellence100+ Course Redesign Grant Recipient|
|2012||North Carolina Nurses Association Triangle Region Scholarship Award|
|2010-12||North Carolina Nurse Educators of Tomorrow Award|
|2010||UNC SON Global Health Scholarship|
|2007||Tar Heel Bus Tour Grant Recipient|
|2006||National Health Service Corp Ambassador|
|2001||National Health Service Corp Award Recipient|
|2000||Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing|
|1999||Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life|
|1999||North Carolina Nurses Association Research Proposal Award|
|1998||North Carolina Master’s Nurse Scholar|
|1998||Lewis Gale Scholarship|
|1992||Exceptional Performance Award from Dept. of Defense|
|1989||Citation for Exceptional Service to Darnell Army Community Hospital’s Emergency Room|
Davison, J.A. (2017). Primary Care Funding, Systems, and Principles of Quality and Safety. Primary Care RN Certificate Textbook, Module 2. Additional Module 2 Course Material at http://primarycarecourse.web.unc.edu/module-2/. Self-Paced Course. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Davison, J.A. (2017). RN Management of Common Chronic and Acute Complaints in the Primary Care Setting. Primary Care RN Certificate Textbook, Module 4. Additional Module 4 Course Material at http://primarycarecourse.web.unc.edu/module-4/. Self-Paced Course.
Davison, J. A., Price, M., Barksdale, D., Donahue, K. (June, 2016). Hypertension self-management support in primary care: a quality improvement study. Athens Journal of Health, 3, (2), 129-144. Available at: http://www.athensjournals.gr/health/2016-3-2-1-Davison.pdf Also available at: Athens: ATINER’S Conference Paper Series, Athens Institute for Education and Research e-ISSN: 2241-8229 No: NUR2015-1550. http://www.atiner.gr/papers/NUR2015-1550.pdf
Davison, J. A. (2015, May). Prevention and Screening for Communicable Diseases. The Clinical Advisor, 18, (5), 56-65. Featured article and CE also available on-line http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/cmece-features/preventing-and-screening-for-communicable-diseases/article/411877/
Robinson, J. G., Hodges, E. A., & Davison, J. (2014, October). Prostate-specific antigen screening: a critical review of current research and guidelines. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 26, (10), 574-581. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12094. Epub 2014 http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineLibraryTPS.asp?DOI=10.1002/2327-6924.12094&ArticleID=1246700
Mazer, M. E., Vann, J. C., Lamanna, B.F., & Davison, J. (2014, April). Reducing children’s exposure to school bus diesel exhaust in one school district in North Carolina. The Journal of School Nursing, 30, (2), 88-96, doi:10.1177/1059840513496429. Epub 2013
Gonzalez, L.S., Berry, D.C., & Davison, J.A. (2013, November). Diabetes self-management education interventions and glycemic control among Hispanics: a literature review. Hispanic Health Care International, 11, (4), 157-166. doi: 10.1891/1540-4153
Davison, J. (2015, Fall). Hypertension self-management support in primary care: A DNP Quality Improvement Project and a charge for leadership and advocacy with the Million Hearts. Tar Heel Nurse, 77, (5), 14, 16.
Davison, J. (2013, April 8) Nurses are vital to our health care system. Daily Tar Heel Newspaper. Chapel Hill, NC. http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/04/nurses-are-vital-to-our-health-care-system
Davison, J. (2011, Dec. 14). Raise tax to save lives. Chapel Hill News and Observer, p A4.
Davison, J. (2007). NP’s role in community and public health issues. NP News, 16 (2), p. 1.
Davison, J. (Spring 2006). Responding to disaster: Faculty perspectives. Faculty joins relief efforts. Carolina Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. p.5
Davison, J. (2006, Feb 2). Impressions from New Orleans. The Courier-Times. Roxboro, NC, p. A5.
Davison, J.A. (2000, Spring). HeartFelt: A Schweitzer Project. Insight Out, p.15.
Davison, J.A. (2000, February). Heartfelt health study. North Carolina Nurses’ Association District 11 Newsletter. p.4.
Davison, J. (2017, Nov). Cultural Awareness to Improve Patient Outcomes – Focused on Migrant Latino Health. Abstract and Poster presented at Center of Lifelong Learning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, NC.
Davison, J. (2017, September). Inter-professional service learning education to increase understanding of migrant-Latino health in the USA. Poster presented at the 2017 Triangle Global Health Conference, Raleigh, NC.
Davison, J. (2017, July). Starting the Conversation on Hypertension Self-Management in Primary Care to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes. Poster presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
Davison, J. and Davis, D. (2017, June). Barriers to Diagnosing and Treating Chlamydia in Males in Accordance with the 2015 CDC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines. Abstract and podium presentation at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner 2017 National Conference, Philadelphia, Penn.
Davison, J., Decosimo, K., Jones, J., and Davis, D. (2016, Nov). Barriers to diagnosing and treating chlamydia in males on following the 2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines. Presented at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. Denver, CO.
Davison, J. (2016, June). Hypertension self-management support in primary care: a quality improvement project. Paper presented at the 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International 3rd European Regional Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands
Davison, J. (2016, June). Inter-professional service learning education to increase understanding of migrant-Latino health in the USA. Poster presented at the 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International 3rd European Regional Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands
Davison, J. and Kessinger K. (2016, May). Narratives on the trauma of immigration. Paper presented at the New Global City Conference: Presenting and Translating Cultures within a Worldwide Citizenry. Wilmington, NC.
Davison, J. (2016, April). Update in the 2012-2017 Million Hearts Campaign & Clinical Quality Measures. Paper presented at the 2016 North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium. Wilmington, NC.
Davison, J. (2016, April). Implementing the Million Hearts strategies. Paper presented at the 2016 Clinical Conference on Quality and Chronic Disease, Durham, NC.
Davison, J.A. (2015, November). Health care in global context: service learning to increase cultural competency in migrant Latino health. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV.
Davison, J.A. (2015, June). NP led inter-professional service learning to increase understanding of migrant Latino health. Poster presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Davison, J. (2015, May). A quality improvement project to improve hypertension self-management. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference on Nursing, Athens, Greece.
Davison, J. (2015, April). Evolving case study in an infectious disease outbreak investigation. Paper presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 41st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
Davison, J. & Prata, E. (2015, April). Migrate/Latino health care issues and cultural competency. Paper presented at the 2015 North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium. Asheville, NC.
Davison, J. & Schrum, H. (2015, March). Expedited partner therapy in the treatment of chlamydia. Paper presented at the 2015 North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium. Asheville, NC.
Davison, J. (2014, October). Inter-professional service learning to increase students’ understanding of migrant Latino health. Workshop presented at the 24th East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, at Pittsburg, PA. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ncchca.org/resource/resmgr/East_Coast/web_program.pdf
Davison, J. (2014, January). Using QSEN competencies: a quality improvement DNP project of population care to improve patient centered care to reduce cardiovascular disease. Paper presented at AACN’s 2014 Doctoral Education Conference Naples, FL. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/downloads/meetings/2014/14doc/Podium-Book.pdf
Davison, J. (2013, March). Cardiovascular disease and diabetes self-management. Paper presented at the 2013 NC Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium. Asheville, NC.
Davison, J. (2012, December). Starting the conversation about hypertension self-management support; a quality improvement project in primary care. Paper presented at the 18th International Scientific Symposium on Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care. Academy for HealthCare Improvement (AHI) National Forum, Orlando, Florida. http://www.a4hi.org/symposium/2012/FINAL_BOOKLET.pdf
Davison, J. (2012, May). Teaching quality improvement using team based learning in graduate nursing populations’ course. Paper presented at the 2012 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) National Forum, Tucson, Arizona.
Davison, J. (2009, November). Relationship of blood pressure control and community unemployment. Poster presented at The Faces of a Healthy Future: National Conference to End Health Disparities, Winston Salem, NC.
Davison, J. (2008, October). Service learning to increase NP students’ understanding of migrant Latino health. Paper presented at the 21st Annual East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, Providence, Rhode Island
Davison, J.A. (2001, June). School-based heartfelt health study of adolescents. Poster presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner 16th Annual National Conference Notebook and Brochure, New Orleans, LA.
Davison, J. (2017, Feb). Inter-professional service learning education to increase understanding of migrant-Latino health. Poster presented at the University of North Carolina Engagement Units Summit: Engaged Experiential Education Sponsored by Carolina Center for Public Service. Chapel Hill, NC.
Davison, J. (2013, February). Meeting the Million Hearts goals with a focus on cardiovascular disease and diabetes self-management support. Paper presented at the Janet Reaves Memorial Conference on Quality and Chronic Disease. Raleigh, NC.
Davison, J. (2012, March). Hypertension self-management support in rural NC. Paper presented at the 2012 North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium. Wilmington, NC.
Davison, J. (2012, February). Starting the conversation: hypertension self-management support in rural North Carolina. Paper presented at the Janet Reaves Memorial Conference on Quality and Chronic Disease, Raleigh, NC.
Davison, J. (2011, December). Hypertension self-management support in rural NC. Storyboard presentation at the 23rd Annual Institute for HealthCare Improvement (IHI) National Forum at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.
Davison, J. (2010, February). Relationship of blood pressure control and community unemployment. Poster presented at the Alpha Alpha Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Day at University of North Carolina, School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC.
Davison, J. (2008, April). Service learning to increase NP students’ understanding of migrant Latino health. Paper presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) 34th Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky.
Decosimo, K., Mainor, A., Davison, J., Rocco, P., Dail, K., DuBrey, T., Vukoson, J., Wilfert, R. (2015, Nov). Lessons learned from academic-practice collaboration to increase capacity of local public health nursing workforce to provide enhanced health services. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 143rd Annual Meeting &Exposition, Chicago, Il. https://apha.confex.com/apha/143am/webprogram/Paper335888.html
Davison, J., Herring, R. (2014, October). Inter-professional service learning to increase students’ understanding of migrant Latino Health. Paper presented at the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://jdc.jefferson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1036&context=jcipeconference
Davison, J., Sheref, D., Bonner, P., Scott, I. & Herring, R. (2014, Sept). Africa in the face of ebola and other infectious diseases; Hope Med’s vision and healthcare workforce needs in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Presentation for UNC School of Nursing and NCNA Ebola Resources Website. Chapel Hill, NC.
Davison, J. (2015, March). Prevention, Screening and Reporting of Communicable Diseases in Primary Care in the United States. 2015 Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium Continuing Education Article.
Davison, J. (2012-2016) Template for Comprehensive Health History and Physical Exam, Assessment and Plan. This template has been used throughout NC and Sierra Leone, Africa for the training in AHEC Adult Physical Assessment, RN Refresher Course, Enhanced Role Public Health Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
Cronin, T., Davison, J., Johanson, L., Palmer, C., Schoen, T., (2015, August) NCNA Leadership Academy: The Benefits of Legislative Advocacy (video interviews and handouts) NCNA Leadership Academy Retreat at Cary, NC.
Davison, J.A. (2011, Nov) Tobacco policy issues in North Carolina to save lives and our state budget. Video link: http://youtu.be/56xJReiAzKs?list=PLpAegdoQZDqkF5WtaZfPbgME2CjkkPpfP
Healthy Personians Community Assessment Team (2004). Working for better health in-person. [Community Health Profile Report]. For Healthy Personians. Also available at http://health.personcounty.net
Healthy Personians Task Force (2003). State of the county health report card [Report]. For North Carolina: Healthy Personians.
Davison, J.A. (2004). Healthy personians community assessment. Person county community health assessment [Team Report pp 42-72]. For the North Carolina: Healthy Personians.
Davison, J. and Balls-Berry, J. (2017, April). Publishing and Disseminating Products of Engaged Scholarship. Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Davison, J., Jaff, S., Knettel, B., Pham, T., and Stifko, S. (2017, April). Providing Healthcare Abroad. Panel presentation for 2017 Go! Global Orientation on Culture and Ethics. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Davison, J. (2017, Jan). Presentation workshop for school nurses: Neurological assessment and concussion care. Presentation at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Nurses Association. Chapel Hill, NC.
Davison, J. and Kessinger K. (2016, May). Narratives on the trauma of immigration. Presentation for “Courageous Dialogues”, University of North Carolina, School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC. Available at: https://sonecho.ad.unc.edu:8443/ess/echo/presentation/f9a3febb-bf7e-4072-880c-1baec655395e
Davison, J. (2015, October). Presentation of findings: quality improvement project designed to improve hypertension self-management with tools for increasing hypertension control. Presentation at the NC Population Health Summit on Cardiovascular Disease, Raleigh, NC.
Davison, J. (2014, June). Service learning to increase students’ understanding of migrant Latino health. Presentation for Triangle Global Health Consortium. RTP, NC. http://www.triangleglobalhealth.org/library/library/bk-slides/6-12-14-bk-slides.pdf
Davison, J. (2014, February). Consortium Conference 2014 Round Table Presentation on social justice and cultural self-determination in Latin America. Invited Presenter for UNC and Duke University Consortium Conference 2014. FedEx Global Education Center on University of North Carolina Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Davison, J (2013, June). Workshop for faculty on tips for teaching advanced health assessment to nurses. Presentation for the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences University of Sierra Leon at Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Davison, J (2013, April). Hypertension self-management support. Invited Capstone Project Quality Improvement presenter for the NCNA Triangle Region Annual Recognition Event. Durham (Duke) Regional Hospital, Durham, NC.
Davison, J (2011, Sept). School of Nursing global health expo. Presentation for University of NC, School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC.
Davison J (2011, April). Global health organizing nonprofits. Presentation for Duke University Global Health Committee, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Davison, J (2009, May). North Carolina Prevention Collaborative: focus on Person Family Medical Center goals. Presentation for NC Prevention Collaborative Wake AHEC.
Davison, J (2009, Feb.). Fact and fiction about health care outreach experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean. Presentation for UNC and Duke University Consortium Conference “The Idea of the Americas: Representation and Reality”. FedEx Global Education Center on University of North Carolina Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Davison, J. (2008, Oct.). Service learning to increase medical and allied health students’ understanding of migrant Latino health. Invited presenter for UNC National Primary Care Week. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.
Davison, J. (2008, Oct). Global and national health service panel presentation. Presentation for Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Alpha Chapter Fall Program, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC.
Davison, J. (2007, Oct). Healthy Personians community needs assessment. “Community based primary care: promoting justice in health”. Presentation for UNC National Primary Care Week. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC.
NC Health News (2017, online March). Spring Break for UNC students includes Hurricane Matthew relief. Available at: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2017/03/16/spring-break-unc-students-includes-matthew-relief/
NCNA (2015, online January). NCNA Leadership Academy learn and develop to better lead nursing forward: introducing the Class of 2015. Available at: http://www.ncnurses.org/membership/leadership-academy.dot
NCNA (2014, September). North Carolina Nurses Association Ebola Resources. NCNA Member Jean Davison, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at UNC-Chapel Hill who recently gave a fascinating presentation on the evolution of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
AHEC (2013, March) AHEC 40 years of teaching, caring. Available at: http://www.unc.edu/spotlight/ahec-40-years/
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlighted the fortieth year of the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program with a spotlight story on the campus homepage. The story features six AHEC-affiliated faculty members, including clinical assistant professor Jean Davison, DNP, RN, FNP-C from the SON.
Pentecost, G. (2012, Jan. 7) Hypertension project aims at reducing occurrences of, deaths from heart disease, stroke. The Courier Times, Roxboro, NC, pp. A1 and B1
Total Direct Amount (FTE if available)
|Course Coordinator||Apples Service-Learning Course Development Grant||$3,500||Apples Service Learning Program and the Carolina Center for Public Service||2015-17|