Jean Ann Davison, DNP, FNP-BC

Jean Ann Davison

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

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

National Health Service Corps Ambassador to UNC Chapel Hill


Jean Davison’s CV


NC Institute for Public Health
Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill 27599-8165
T: 919-962-9921
F: 919-966-9138


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.