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Megan Williams, EdD, MSN, RN, FNP

Associate Professor
Children’s Health

mpwilliams@unc.edu

919.966.6999

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Office: 5101

Megan Williams, EdD, MSN, RN, FNP-BC is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She earned her associate’s degree from Peace College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, masters in nursing from Duke University and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. An experienced higher education professional, Dr. Williams earned her doctorate in education from UNC-CH School of Education in 2017 with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction. Her dissertation was titled “Defining Nurse Leadership: Nurses’ Perceptions of Nurse Leadership and the Conditions That Influence Its Development”.

Dr. Williams is a skilled practitioner in Adult & Pediatric Primary Care & Acute Care and currently practices part-time at UNC-CH Campus Health. Her primary clinical expertise focuses on pediatric and adult primary care and care of the pediatric hospitalized patient. Dr. Williams research focuses on nurse leadership, nursing workforce initiatives and nursing education. She is the PI for the “Invest in Nursing” HRSA NEPRQ-RNPC grant. The Invest in Nursing project is a four-year training program aimed at developing a sustainable primary care nursing workforce to practice in community-based primary care teams in rural and underserved settings.

Dr. Williams is past-president of the North Carolina Nurses Association (2013-2015). A member of the NCNA Triangle Region, the National League of Nursing and is the faculty advisor for SHAC Nursing. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband Durward Williams, Director of Strategic Alliances at Sportsendeavors, Inc., and her two children

Date Honor
February 2015 UNC-CH School of Nursing Alumni Association Honorary Alumni Award
May 2012 2012 UNC-Wilmington School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award
October 2010 NCNA Outstanding Service Award
January 2009 Johnson and Progue Scholarships Faculty Mentor
August 2007 UNC-CH School of Nursing Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award ABSN program

Invited Presentations

May 24, 2018 Title: Simulation: Bringing Reality to the Virtual World. Excellence in Teaching for Nurse Educators, Center for Lifelong Learning, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

March 23, 2018, Title: Mentoring, Growing Leaders and Planning for Succession. Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

May 24, 2017 Title: Simulation: Bringing Reality to the Virtual World. Excellence in Teaching for Nurse Educators, Center for Lifelong Learning, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

May 7, 2016 UNC-CH School of Nursing Graduation Speaker, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

April 7, 2016, Title: Annual Nursing Professions Panel. Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health honor society, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

April 21, 2014, Title: Nursing Forward. Davidson Community College, Association of Nursing Students, Davidson, North Carolina.

Nursing Notes. “North Carolina Nursing Student Reaches Out In Food Bank Program”. Nursing Notes Live. N.p., 2013. Web. 21 Apr. 2016. http://mediccast.com/nursingnotes/2013/12/north-carolina-nursing-student-reaches-out-in-food-bank-program/

November 16, 2013 Title: Pediatric Nursing, North Carolina Area Health Education Center,

April 4, 2013, Title: Invest in Nursing. NC Area Health Education Center, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, North Carolina.

August 14, 2007, Title: Communication Skills: Using SBAR in the Clinical Setting. Clinical Faculty Workshop, UNC-CH School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

August 14, 2007, Title: Clinical Guidelines: “Just what is your style?” Clinical Faculty Workshop, UNC-CH School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

August 22, 2008, Title: Developing Clinical Relationships, Clinical Faculty Workshop, UNC-CH School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

October 3, 2008, Title: Communication Skills: Do You Speak SBAR? NCANS Conference, Durham, North Carolina.

Refereed

April 4, 2016, Title: Advanced Practice Nurses Interested in Careers in Academia, North Carolina Nurses Association, Nurse Practitioner Spring Symposium; Wilmington, North Carolina.

April 7, 2008, Title: Unfolding Case Study: An Integrative Approach, 5th Annual Education Summit 2008, UNC Friday Center, presented by the NC Board of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC

Poster Presentations:

April 2017, Williams, M. P. Defining Nurse Leadership: Nurses’ Perceptions of Nurse Leadership and the Conditions that Influence Its Development. Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Alpha Chapter, Chapel Hill, NC.

Publications:

Williams, M. (2015). Proud to be an NCNA member. Tar Heel Nurse, 77(5), 11.

Williams, M. (2015). President’s message: The pursuit of nursing excellence. Tar Heel Nurse, 77(5), 4.

Williams, M. (2015). President’s message: Road Construction Ahead. Tar Heel Nurse, 77(4), 4.

Williams, M. (2015). President’s message: Happy Nurses Week 2015!. Tar Heel Nurse, 77(3), 4.

Williams, M. (2015). President’s message: Expert power. Tar Heel Nurse, 77(2), 3.

Williams, M. (2015). President’s message: How will you make a difference in 2015?. Tar Heel Nurse, 77(1), 4.

Williams, M. (2014). President’s message: Lean forward. Tar Heel Nurse, 76(4), 4.

Williams, M. (2014). President’s message: Are you invested in NCNA?. Tar Heel Nurse, 76(3), 4.

Williams, M. (2014). President’s message: Our shared responsibility. Tar Heel Nurse, 76(2), 4.

Williams, M. (2013). President’s message: Bringing the vision to life. Tar Heel Nurse, 75(4),

Research Grants

01/01/16 – 12/31/16  (PI)
“North Carolina Nurse Leaders Project”
Junior Faculty Development Award
Annual Direct Costs: $7500
Total Direct Costs: $7500

 

Training Grants

07/01/18-06/30/22  (PI)
“Invest in Nursing: An Educational Redesign to Strengthen the Primary Care Workforce”
Health Resources Services Administration
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Registered Nurses in Primary Care Award (NEPQ-RNPC)
Total Funding: $2,396,978.00