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Lisa S. Lewis, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor
(919) 613-9779
3061 Pearson Building

Lisa S. Lewis, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, joined DUSON’s on July 1, 2017 and is a member of the Healthcare in Adult Populations Division.

Dr. Lewis has been part of the Duke community for twenty years, as a nursing instructor at Watts School of Nursing for nine of those years, and prior to that as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department and the Neuroscience ICU at Duke University Hospital.

With strong clinical background in neuroscience and emergency nursing, Dr. Lewis’ research/scholarship interests have included clinical neuroscience topics. She is now primarily focused on educational research in the pre-licensure nursing education setting. Her doctoral dissertation was a qualitative study of nursing students who have to repeat courses and reflects her concern for helping and advising students who are struggling to succeed in nursing school. Her master’s thesis focused on gaming as a classroom learning strategy, and demonstrates her desire for creativity and excellence in teaching didactic content.

Dr. Lewis earned an associate degree in nursing from Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York; her master’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and her doctorate in education from North Carolina State University. She also maintains her certification as a nurse educator.


  • EdD - North Carolina State University
  • MSN - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awards and Honors

Representative Publications

  • 2016 -- Lewis, L. S. Community College Nursing Students’ Experience of Repeating a Course After Academic Failure NCSU Institutional Repository. March 17, 2016
  • 2016 -- Madden, L.K., Lewis, L.S. & Puccio, A.M. Intracranial Pressure Management In American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nursing edited by . 2016; : Saunders. 2016
  • 2015 -- Dotson, B.J., Lewis, L.S., Aucoin, J.W., Murray, S., Chapin, D. & Walters, P. Teaching evidence-based practice across a four-semester nursing curriculum Teaching and Learning in Nursing. October, 2015 10(4); 176-180
  • 2015 -- Daugird, D., Everett, M., Jones, M., Lewis, L. & White, A. Diversity and inclusion in social media: A case study of student behavior Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. 2015 18(1); 92-102
  • 2014 -- Lewis, L. S., McNett, M., Aucoin, J., Riemen, K. & Olson, D.M. Barriers to conducting multicenter nursing research Journal of Nursing and Care. April 22, 2014 3(2); 1-7
  • 2014 -- Lewis, L. S. Outcomes of a concept-based curriculum Teaching and Learning in Nursing. April, 2014 9 75-79
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23996423 Olson, D. M. and McNett, M. M. and Lewis, L. S. and Riemen, K. E. and Bautista, C. Effects of nursing interventions on intracranial pressure. Am J Crit Care. 22(5); 431-8
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23812048 Olson, D. M. and Lewis, L. S. and Bader, M. K. and Bautista, C. and Malloy, R. and Riemen, K. E. and McNett, M. M. Significant practice pattern variations associated with intracranial pressure monitoring. J Neurosci Nurs. 45(4); 186-93
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23758156 Dotson, B. J. and Lewis, L. Teaching the quality improvement process to nursing students. J Nurs Educ. 52(7); 398-400
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lisa Lewis recently published an article entitled "The Incidence of Student Repeaters in Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs in North Carolina" in Teaching and Learning in Nursing. Co-authors include Ann Marine Milner and Tonya Willingham. 


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 DUSON cohort of Teaching for Equity Fellows Health Professions Educators: Nancy Crego, Valerie Sabol, Brigit Carter, Jennie De Gagne, Midge Bowers, Michelle Hartman, Jill Brennan-Cook, Sharron Rushton, Jen Graf-Perkins and Lisa Lewis!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lisa Lewis was recently elected secretary to the board of directors of the North Carolina League for Nursing. She will serve as secretary for the term 2018-2020. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lisa Lewis recently published an article in Nurse Education in Practice entitled "The stories of nursing student repeaters: A narrative inquiry study." 


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lisa Lewis recently presented at the 13th Annual South Eastern Nursing Staff Education Symposium in Charlotte. Her poster presentation was entitled "Progress for Success! Using test construction and analysis to prepare students for NCLEX."