Jacquelyn M McMillian-Bohler

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.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
  • PhD - Villanova University
  • MSN - Vanderbilt University
  • BSN - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Awards and Honors
  • 2015 || Jonas Scholar, National League for Nursing
  • 2009 || Educator of the Year, Kentucky African-American Nurses Association
  • 2002 || Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • 2001 || Nurse-Midwifery Faculty Award, Vanderbilt University
  • 1995 || Dean's Leadership Award, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Areas of Interest
Teaching Excellence
Leaning strategies
Assisting underprepared students
Pain management in labor
Improving maternal outcomes for underserved populations
Representative Publications
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