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Alison H. Edie, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
(919) 684-2671
2003 Pearson Building

Dr. Alison Edie is Lead Faculty for the Family Nurse Practitioner major in the MSN Program. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in the primary care of underserved populations. She earned her BSN from the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing in 1984 and her MSN from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1991. She completed her DNP at Georgia Southern University School of Nursing in May 2012.

Her clinical practice is in the Durham County Health Department Women’s Health Clinic, Dr. Edie is active in community organizations providing support to homeless families, and currently serves on the board of Genesis Home. She is a board member and delegate of Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and currently serves as co-chair of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Special Interest Group of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Dr. Edie is also a 2014-2015 STTI Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar.

Dr. Edie’s research interests are in understanding the issues and concerns of vulnerable populations with a focus on self-efficacy and health promotion practices of women and adolescents.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program


  • D.N.P. - Georgia Southern University
  • M.S.N. - Vanderbilt University
  • B.S.N. - Medical College of Georgia

Awards and Honors

  • 1984 || Inducted,, Sigma Theta Tau

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Health

Representative Publications

  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25023250 Shaw, R. J. and McDuffie, J. R. and Hendrix, C. C. and Edie, A. and Lindsey-Davis, L. and Nagi, A. and Kosinski, A. S. and Williams Jr, J. W. Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. July, 2014 161(2); 113-21
  • 2013 -- Edie, A. H. My flipping journey. Reflections on Nursing Leadership,. November 6, 2013 39(4);
  • 2013 -- Shaw, R. J. and McDuffie, J. R. and Hendrix, C. C. and Nagi, A. and Edie, A. and Lindsey-Davis, L. and Williams, J. W. Jr.. A Systematic Review: Effects of Nurse-Managed Protocols in the Outpatient Management of Adults with Chronic Illness. (VA-ESP Project #09-010) August, 2013

Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Use of Standardized Adult Clinical Scenarios in a Web-based Platform to Assess Student Integration of Advanced Clinical Knowledge in a Primary Care Management Course

    Duke University SON CONCEPT Office CATALYST Award
    07/2014 to 06/2015
    Role: PI

    Project goal: Use technology to solve a problem shared by most nursing schools with online degree programs where faculty are typically asked to perform site visits in order to assess how well nursing students are doing in their clinical placements. Since there are MSN students who take courses online and do clinical practicums near their places of residence, Duke faculty members spend a great deal of time, effort and resources travelling all over the country for site visits. To help make this process easier, Dr. Edie is developing a web-based simulation of a patient/student clinical encounter. This “virtual SIM lab” requires the student to perform an interactive history and examination of a “patient,” selecting diagnostic tests and procedures, developing diagnoses and differentials and therapeutic strategies. The student performance will be recorded. Faculty will be able to assess student progress by reviewing the recorded performance and the SOAP note that students use as written documentation of the patient/student encounter. Faculty will then use a standardized script that follows the approved Faculty Evaluation of Student Clinical Performance tool. It is expected that this intervention will be expanded to the Managing Common Acute and Chronic Health Problems II in the current curriculum, and the Primary Care Management courses in Adult, Geriatric, Pediatric and Reproductive Health courses in the forthcoming new curriculum.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Alison Edie and her interdisciplinary team recently received a seed grant from ABC Thrive for a project entitled "Collaboration to Promote Early Childhood Wellbeing in Families Experiencing Homelessness." Her team includes: Debra Best and Karen Appleyard Carmody from the School of Medicine and Katie Rosanbalm from the Sanford School of Public Policy. Community partners include: Families Moving Forward, Exchange Family Center and Center for Child and Family Health.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Congratulations to Alison Edie who has received an internal Duke, All Babies and Children (ABC) Thrive award, for her proposal entitled Collaboration to Promote Early Childhood Well Being in Families Experiencing Homelessness. The project has been awarded $30,000 for a one-year period with a start date of May 1, 2018.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Faculty members Marilyn Oermann, Alison Edie, Kathleen Ashton and staff member Sathya Amarasekara recently published an article entitled "Quality of articles published in predatory nursing journals" in Nursing Outlook. Co-authors include experts from Duke University Department of Psychology, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, University of Connecticut School of Nursing and Maine Desk LLC. 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Duke University School of Nursing Community Health Improvement Partnership Program (D-CHIPP) recently hosted a Design Thinking workshop for staff and volunteers at Families Moving Forward (FMF). D-CHIPP Director, Donna Biederman, along with D-CHIPP Advisory Board members Alison Edie, Irene Felsman and Michelle Hartman also participated.

Friday, November 18, 2016

DNP alumna Alison Ross along with Tracey Yap and Alison Edie published an article entitled "Increasing Primary Care Access Close to Home for Residents of Remote Communities in Northern Alberta" in Primary Healthcare. Co-authors include Johan van Der Nest, manager, and Keith Martin, medical director, both with the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Marilyn Oermann, Jamie Conklin, Kathleen Ashton, Alison Edie, and Sathya Amarasekara recently published an article entitled "Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals" in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Co-authors included Susan Budinger from Duke Office of Clinical Research and Editors Leslie Nicoll and Peggy Chinn.

Friday, July 15, 2016

By: Kelly Jasiura

Alison Edie, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, assistant professor for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), has been selected to be the lead faculty of the School's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) major.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Donna Biederman recently served as guest editor and published two articles in the May issue of Creative Nursing. The editorial "Transitional care for homeless persons: An opportunity for nursing leadership, innovation, and creativity" was co-authored with community-based colleagues and recent ABSN graduates Laura Duff, Erin Bristow and Laura Wiederhoeft.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Katherine Pereira, Alison Edie and DNP alumna Sage Davis co-authored an article entitled "A Peer-led Diabetes Education Program in a Homeless Community to Improve Diabetes Knowledge and Empowerment" in the April issue of the Journal of Community Health Nursing.

Friday, November 20, 2015

DUSON and its faculty, staff, students and alumni were very visible throughout the 43rd Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention in Las Vegas held earlier this month. Here are the highlights:

  • DUSON and Dean Broome were acknowledged during the opening plenary session by President Hester Klopper for helping to fund students from around the world to attend the STTI convention.