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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
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Margie Molloy recently presented a poster entitled "Using Mindfulness During Simulation Pre-Briefing to Enhance Situational Awareness and Carry Over to Safe Patient Care" at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) conference in Toronto, Canada. 

The poster was a result of a project from the 2017 National League for Nursing Simulation Leaders group and was awarded first place in the education category at the conference. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Benjamin Smallheer, Brett Morgan, Margie Molloy and Helen Gordon were recently awarded a Faculty Advancement Seed Grant from the Office for Faculty Advancement at Duke University.

Their project, “A Faculty Development Workshop on Gender Associated Incivility and Nursing Education” was one of five grants awarded for Spring 2018.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Margie Molloy recently presented at the 2018 Nursing Education Research Conference in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duke University School of Nursing’s Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 8th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 22 and 23. This year’s theme is “The Science of Learning.”

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Several faculty and staff recently presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare at The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference in Los Angeles, CA. IMSH is the world's largest conference dedicated to healthcare simulation learning, research and scholarship, offering 250 sessions in various formats, from large plenary sessions to small, interactive immersive courses. It is also considered to be the educational and networking event for the simulation world.

Oral presentations include:

Monday, February 19, 2018

At one time or another, most nursing students at Duke will come in contact with a dummy. Her name could be Victoria, and she might be about to go into labor. If all goes well, and even if it doesn’t, Victoria will live to see another day, and another, and another. Victoria is just one of our simulation manikins — part of our family, says Margie Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE, assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and director of the Center for Nursing Discovery (CND).

Monday, January 22, 2018

Two Accelerated Bachelor of Science of Nursing (ABSN) students enter a simulation lab to begin an assessment and treatment of a pediatric patient when the child’s status suddenly changes. As they would in a real-life situation, they summon the on-call provider. Minutes later, the provider, an advanced practice nursing student who knows nothing about the case arrives – but not in the traditional sense.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Clinical Nurse Educator ​Danett Cantey recently presented a poster presentation entitled: "Student-Developed Simulations: Enhancing Understanding of Cultural Awareness and Social Determinants of Health (SDH)" at the Center for Life Long Learning at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Co-authors of the poster include: Margie Molloy, Michael Cary, Brigit Carter and Schenita Randolph. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Margie Molloy was recently invited to serve on the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Nominations and Elections Committee. Her term of service is Nov. 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. INACSL's mission is to advance the science of healthcare simulation. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Margie Molloy and her team were recently awarded a Duke AHEAD Grant in the amount of $4990 for their proposal "Strengthening Simulation Pedagogy through an Interprofessional Faculty Development Program." Molloy's proposal was one of 15 innovative projects reviewed by the grant committee.