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Margory (Margie) A. Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE

Assistant Professor
Director, Center for Nursing Discovery
(919) 684-9397
2041 Pearson Building

Margie Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE, is an assistant professor and director of the Center for Nursing Discovery (CND) at the Duke University School of Nursing. Prior to her role as CND director, she was a clinical research nurse for a nurse interventionist study at the School from 2006 to 2008 and a transplant/research coordinator at Duke University Medical Center from 2001 to 2006.

She holds a BSN from the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center, an MSN in nursing education from Wagner College and a DNP from Duquesne University. As CND director she works with faculty to incorporate simulation design, implementation and evaluation into their curricula. She also develops interprofessional collaborative experiences that focus on patient safety, effective teamwork and communication.

In 2015, her team received the BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Professional Education for the use of Google Glass to enhance the realism of simulation for nursing students. In 2010, her team received a Campus Technology Innovators Award for creative use of social media in education. Her innovative use of telepresence robots for distance-based education has garnered local and national media coverage.

She is a member of the North Carolina Nurses Association, TeamSTEPPS (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and the
Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program


  • DNP - Duquesne University
  • MSN - Wagner College
  • BSN - State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center

Research Interests

1. Use of simulation in nursing education
2. Training and assessment of simulation facilitators; preparation of facilitators for Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) exam
3. Methods for effective debriefing
4. Interprofessional education (IPE)
5. Nursing care of bariatric patients
6. Telehealth

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 || BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Professional Education, BAYADA Home Health Care / Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • 2012 || Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2011 || Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2010 || Campus Technology Innovators Award (Category: Teaching & Learning), Campus Technology, Inc.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Gerontology
  • Nursing Education
  • Quality of Care / Patient Safety

Representative Publications

  • 2016 -- PubMed # : 26448157 Molloy, M. A. and Sabol, V. K. and Silva, S. G. and Guimond, M. E. Using Trigger Films as a Bariatric Sensitivity Intervention: Improving Nursing Students' Attitudes and Beliefs About Caring for Obese Patients. Nurse Educ. 41(1); 19-24
  • 2016 -- Chaballout, B., Molloy, M.A., Vaughn, J., Brisson, R., Shaw, R.J. Feasibility of augmented reality in clinical simulations: Using Google Glass with manikins JMIR Medical Education. 2(1);
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26597906 Vaughn, J. and Shaw, R. J. and Molloy, M. A. A Telehealth Case Study: The Use of Telepresence Robot for Delivering Integrated Clinical Care. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 21(6); 431-2
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26506864 Stevenson, E. and Chudgar, S. M. and Turner, K. and Molloy, M. and Phillips, B. and Engle, D. L. and Clay, A. S. How We Engage Graduating Professional Students in Interprofessional Patient Safety. Nurs Forum.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25719569 Bush, P. A. and Hueckel, R. M. and Robinson, D. and Seelinger, T. A. and Molloy, M. A. Cultivating a Culture of Medication Safety in Prelicensure Nursing Students. Nurse Educ. February, 2015
  • 2015 -- Molloy, M. A., Vaughn, J., & Oermann, M. H. Psychomotor skills In Encyclopedia of nursing education edited by M. E. Smith, J. J. Fitzpatrick, & R. Carpenter. 2015; : Springer. 2015
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25189535 Davis, L. L. and Chestnutt, D. and Molloy, M. and Deshefy-Longhi, T. and Shim, B. and Gilliss, C. L. Adapters, strugglers, and case managers: a typology of spouse caregivers. Qual Health Res. November, 2014 24(11); 1492-500 PMC4350575
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25468308 Oermann, M. H. and Molloy, M. A. and Vaughn, J. Use of deliberate practice in teaching in nursing. Nurse Educ Today.
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 22459694 Van Houtven, C. H. and Thorpe, J. M. and Chestnutt, D. and Molloy, M. and Boling, J. C. and Davis, L. L. Do nurse-led skill training interventions affect informal caregivers' out-of-pocket expenditures? Gerontologist. February, 2013 53(1); 60-70 PMC3551205
  • 2013 -- Turner, K. M. and Chudgar, S. M. and Engle, D. and Molloy, M. A. and Phillips, B. C. and Stevenson, E. L. and Clay, A. S. "It takes a village": An interprofessional patient safety experience for nursing and medical students. Medical Science Educator. 2013 23(3S); 449-456


Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Adaptive BLS Training: Optimizing Individual BLS Maintenance of Competence Training

    National League for Nursing/Laerdal Medical
    08/2015 to 03/2017
    Role: Clinical Site Coordinator for Duke University School of Nursing
Monday, February 27, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Center for Nursing Discovery has received a five-year accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and the Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs in the area of Teaching/Education. DUSON is the only nursing school in North Carolina and one of three nursing schools in the United States to receive this accreditation.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Across the world, patients and health care providers are enjoying technological advances that are transforming health care. However, before these items make it to the marketplace, they have to be developed and tested. Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is home to a place for this – the new Duke Health Innovation Lab, an interdisciplinary center for developing and testing pioneering innovations in technology and patient care delivery.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Ryan Shaw, Michele Kuszajewski and Margie Molloy were recently featured in the News & Observer in an article entitled "Duke officials test, refine robot-nurse." The robot-nurse is a first-generation nursing robot that DUSON and the Duke Pratt School of Engineering students are collaborating on to build and refine.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Margie Molloy, Jill Brennan-Cook and Loretta Matters presented a poster entitled "Gero Boot Camp: A 'Win-Win' Promoting the Professional Development of Geriatric Resource Nurses while Enhancing Student Nurse Learning" at the First Center for Aging and Human Development Research and Education Retreat held at the Trent Semans Great Hall.

Other authors for the presentation include Aleyamma Thomas, Sevda Mirza and Rebecca Porter.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Margaret "Meg" Carman presented on "The Haunted Hospital: An Example of Innovation in Interprofessional Learning" at the Duke AHEAD Third Annual Education Research Poster Symposium. She presented with David Gordon and the poster was co-authored with Gordon, DUSON alumni Courtney Axner, Margie Molloy and Sreeja Natesan.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Center for Nursing Discovery (CND) recently received the inaugural Gaumard Scientific Center of Excellence in Recognition of Outstanding Dedication to the Art of Simulation. The award was presented to the CND staff by Gaumard Scientific Vice President of Corporate Planning James Archetto and Gaumard Territory Sales Manager Gordon McKeown.

Friday, July 29, 2016

This week, eight legislators and staff visited DUSON to learn about the interrelated missions of nursing education in educating the health care workforce, advancing health care through innovation and research, providing high-quality care, and serving the community. The day was coordinated by Diane Uzarski with the School of Nursing Office of the Dean, and Doug Heron with Duke Office of Government Relations.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Margie Molloy recently presented on "Nurse Educators Thinking Outside the Box: Exploring Uses of Innovative Technologies" and "Current Modalities for Operationalizing a Research Study: Recruitment and Retention of Participants" at the 2016 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Margie Molloy and ABSN students Michael Lister and Alex Rudolph were featured in an issue of the American Journal of Nursing in an article entitled "Moving Beyond PowerPoint."