Jennie De Gagne
Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Dr. De Gagne studied in Nursing at Ewha Womans University in South Korea and earned two masters in Health Psychology and Nursing Education in the States. She received her PhD from Northcentral University in Education with emphasis on Education Technology Management.  She also obtained a post-graduate certificate in Health Informatics in 2012 and a DNP in May 2014 at Duke University. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and earned certification as a nurse educator from the National League for Nursing.

De Gagne is a registered nurse with over twenty years of experience, including acute care, long-term care, case management, staff development, administration and nursing education. She has been involved in research activities related to the study of geriatric community health and the development of health education programs using information technology. Prior to joining DUSON, she taught nursing informatics and leadership as well as evidence-based practice courses at Georgia State University.

In 2009, De Gagne was selected for the Stanford Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program as one of the ten grant recipients who represented multiple disciplines. She has served as a planning committee member and a member for a Faculty Development in Health Literacy and Aging program at the Carolina Geriatric Education Center at UNC Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. She is also a Fellow at the UNC Institute on Aging (IOA) since April 2012.

De Gagne is a member of several professional organizations, including American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, Global Korean Nursing Foundation, National League for Nursing, and Honor Society in Education. She is also the founder of North Carolina Korean Nurses Association, co-editor for the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association's newsletter, and a global ambassador for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has been a recipient of scholarships and awards throughout her professional and academic tenure, being interviewed nationally and internationally for print and the web.

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  • 307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Pearson Building, Durham, NC 27710
  • DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710

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