Suja Davis, PhD, RN

Clinical Associate Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Office: 429
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Suja P. Davis, PhD, RN is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing. She earned her Master’s in Nursing from College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India. She has a certificate in Nursing Education and a Post Master’s in Nursing Informatics from SON, UNC-CH. Dr. Davis earned her Doctorate degree in Nursing from College of Nursing, East Carolina University with a concentration in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Her dissertation was titled “Influencing factors of fatigue in adults with IBD”. She has been a nursing educator for more than a decade and has worked in the hospital setting by taking care of patients after gastrointestinal surgery, as well as in the rehabilitation unit. Current research is focused on symptom management of adults with GI disorders, and nursing education. Specifically, her research interest is in managing the symptoms of adults with IBD, IBS, parenteral nutrition, wound management, diverticulitis, bariatric surgery, ostomy, and pre and post-operative care using data science. Her work has been published in peer reviewed academic journals and she has presented her work both regionally and nationally.

AHEC-SON Faculty

I have extensive clinical experience in managing post-operative patients, elderly adults, and patients with various gastrointestinal disorders including colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, ostomies, patients with tube feeding and TPN. I have 17 years of experience as a clinical instructor both intermediate Med-surg clinicals and senior capstone clinicals, course coordinator for pathophysiology and pharmacology, undergraduate honors program, and taught informatics for DNP students and reviews (scoping and systematic) for PhD students. 

Specialization/Research Areas: Available for presentations: I am happy to talk about any of the topics listed above, and can develop more specialized programs within any of these categories: 

  • Lab interpretation  
  • Gastrointestinal disorders:  colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, ostomies, patients with tube feeding and TPN. 
  • Preceptor development 
  • Management of elderly patients 
  • Tube feeding and TPN 
  • Management of infectious diseases: C.diff, MRSA, VRE, Tuberculosis, Chicken pox & Shingles 

Previously Taught AHEC SON Topics, if applicable: 

  • Diverticulitis (2016)  
  • Lab interpretation connecting the dots, April 2022  
  • Lab interpretation connecting the dots part I, August 2022 
  • Lab interpretation connecting the dots part II, November 2022