Jacquelyn McMillian-Bohler joined Duke University School of Nursing on December 1 as a member of the Healthcare of Women and Children Division. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. McMillian-Bohler was on faculty at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky where she served as the lead maternal newborn educator in the pre-licensure program. In addition to those teaching responsibilities, she was the Program Director of the BS in Health Science Program. Her clinical background includes staffing in labor and delivery and working with women and families in a full-scope nurse-midwifery practice. She has worked with at risk populations in South Carolina, Nashville and Louisville, and is the PI of a March of Dimes grant on Centering Pregnancy.
Dr. McMillian-Bohler received a BSN from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a MSN in Nurse-Midwifery from Vanderbilt University, and a PhD in Nursing Education from Villanova University. With the goal of understanding how teachers create powerful learning experiences in the classroom, her research interest is focused on exploring the concept of master teachers. Her notable recognitions include the Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement from Vanderbilt University for her work with migrant workers and pregnant teens in rural South Carolina, the American College of Nurse-Midwives Vanderbilt Nurse-Midwifery Faculty of the Year, and the Kentucky African American Nurses Association Educator of the Year Award. She is also Jonas Scholar alumnus.