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Jennie De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF

Associate Professor
(919) 684-9341
2057 Pearson Building

De Gagne studied in nursing at Ewha Womans University in South Korea and earned two master's degrees in health psychology and nursing education in the States. She received her PhD from Northcentral University in education with emphasis on education technology management. She also obtained a post-graduate certificate in health informatics in 2012 and a DNP in May 2014 at Duke University. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and earned certification as a nurse educator from the National League for Nursing.

De Gagne is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of experience including acute care, long-term care, case management, staff development, administration and nursing education both in South Korea and the U.S. De Gagne’s scholarship focuses on global nursing education with an emphasis on cybercivility and educational technology management. As a 2015-2017 fellow of Duke University School of Nursing's Institute for Education Excellence Teaching Fellowship Program, she is currently conducting studies on promoting cybercivility and preventing cyberincivility among health professions students and faculty across the curriculum, policies and guidelines.

De Gagne holds numerous membership and leadership roles in professional organizations, including the International Council of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Global Korean Nursing Foundation and North Carolina League for Nursing. She is the founder and executive advisor of the North Carolina Korean Nurses Association, sits as an editorial board member for the Athens Journal of Health and serves the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as a global ambassador and an abstract reviewer. She has been the recipient of scholarships and awards throughout her professional and academic tenure, being interviewed nationally and internationally for print and the web.

Academic Program Affiliations

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


  • DNP - Duke University School of Nursing
  • PhD - Northcentral University
  • MSN - Walden University
  • BSN - Ewha Womans University

Research Interests

Areas of research interest
• Self-management of chronic disease (particularly urinary incontinence) in community settings
• Ethnogeriatrics and health literacy
• Population health
• Health equity and disparities among Asian immigrants
• Global health and education
• Evaluation of educational strategies
• Innovative teaching strategies
• Qualitative (e.g., meta-synthesis, multi-level qualitative research)
• Mixed methods
• Integrative review

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 || Best Poster Presentation, 6th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR), International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2014 || Award, Best Poster Presentation, 2014 Academic Conferece, Korean Society of Nursing Science, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2014 || Award, Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hong Kong, China
  • 2014 || Nursing Scholarship Award, Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association
  • 2010 || Award, Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, 21st International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International, Orlando, FL
  • 2010 || Lilly Greensboro Best Poster Presentation Award, UNC-Greensboro
  • 2010 || Research Award, NCNA Triangle Region, North Carolina Nurses Association, Raleigh, NC
  • 2009 || Dissertation of the Year for the School of Education, Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ
  • 2007 || Award, Appreciations of Service to Policy & Procedure Committee Chairs, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
  • 2007 || Inducted, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2007 || Scholarship Award, Nursing Education Scholarship, New England Federal Credit Union, Burlington, VT
  • 2007 || Scholarship Award, Pat and Frank Allen Scholarship, Vermont State Nurses’ Foundation, South Burlington, VT
  • 2006 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

  • Global and Community Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Informatics
  • Nursing Education

Areas of Interest

Educational technology
Global health and education

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- So, A. and De Gagne, J. C. and Park, S. and Kim, Y.-O. The effect of a workshop on a urinary incontinence self-management teaching program for community health nurses Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing. September 30, 2015 26(3); 260-267
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25061824 Kang, H. S. and De Gagne, J. C. and Kim, J. Attitudes, Intentions, and Barriers Toward Influenza Vaccination Among Pregnant Korean Women. Health Care Women Int. September, 2015 36(9); 1026-38
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 24803531 De Gagne, J. C. and Oh, J. and So, A. and Haidermota, M. and Lee, S. A mixed methods study of health care experience among Asian Indians in the Southeastern United States J Transcult Nurs. September, 2015 26(4); 354-64
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26172850 Choi, M. and De Gagne, J. C. Autonomy of nurse practitioners in primary care: An integrative review. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. July, 2015, Epub ahead of print
  • 2015 -- So, A.. and De Gagne, J. C., and Oh, J. Factors on healthcare utilization by Asian immigrants in the United States Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing. May, 2015 29(1); 53-66
  • 2015 -- De Gagne, J. C. and So, A. and Wu, B. and Palmer, M. H. and McConnell, E. S. The effect of a urinary incontinence self-management program for older women in South Korea: A pilot study International Journal of Nursing Sciences. May, 2015 2(1); 33-46
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25856452 De Gagne, J. C. and Park, S. and So, A. and Wu, B. and Palmer, M. H. and McConnell, E. S. A urinary incontinence continuing education online course for community health nurses in South Korea. J Contin Educ Nurs. April, 2015 46(4); 171-8
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25723333 McCalla-Graham, J. A. and De Gagne, J. C. The lived experience of new graduate nurses working in an acute care setting. J Contin Educ Nurs. March, 2015 46(3); 122-8
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25734463 Park, S. and De Gagne, J. C. and So, A. and Palmer, M. H. Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices in registered nurses and care aids about urinary incontinence in Korean nursing homes: a cross-sectional survey. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. March/April, 2015 42(2); 183-9
  • 2015 -- Sherwood, G. and Barnsteiner, J. (J. Oh, H. Shin, H., J. Kang, & J. C. De Gagne, translators) Quality and safety education for nurses: A competency approach to improving outcomes. Originally published in English in 2012


Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Cybercivility in Nursing Education

    Institute for Educational Excellence, Duke University School of Nursing
    08/2015 to 08/2017
    Role: PI
  • Duke Global Health Bass Connections Project; Distance-based, executive-style degree completion program for Ghanaian nurse anesthetist

    Bass Connections, Duke University
    06/2014 to 08/2016
    Role: Faculty

    Project Goal: The goal of the project is to utilize innovative technology and an executive training model to assist practicing anesthetists in completing their degree, allowing for a continuity of care in the community and opportunities to train additional nurses to administer anesthesia.

  • Student perceptions of incivility in Korean nursing education

    Research Institute of Nursing Science, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea
    04/2015 to 04/2016
    Role: Researcher Abroad

    This focus group study aims at exploring the phenomenon of incivility in nursing education from the perspective of Korean nursing students and developing strategies of preventing inappropriate academic and social behaviors while promoting a civil learning environment that fosters the personal and professional development of future nurses.

  • The effects of an educational workshop for community health nurses on urinary incontinence self-management

    Nursing Science Research Institute, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
    03/2015 to 03/2016
    Role: Researcher Abroad

    Project goal: This research aims at examining the long effects of continuing nursing education on urinary incontinence self-management targeted at enhancing Korean community health nurses’ competence in the management of continence care.

  • Inviting innovation in inter-professional care of elders with chronic illnesses

    HRSA Advanced Nursing Education
    07/2013 to 06/2016
    Role: Cultural Consultant

    Project Goal: This project invites innovation in the interprofessional care of elders with multiple chronic conditions within a well-established and accredited nurse practitioner program at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.

  • Translation and validation of the Korean version of the Incivility in Nursing Education (INE-R) Survey and the Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility (F-FI) Survey

    Nursing Science Research Institute Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
    10/2014 to 10/2015
    Role: Researcher abroad

    Project Goal: This project aims at developing the Korean versions of INE-R and F-FI through their translation, validation, and evaluation, which can be used to prevent uncivil and disruptive behaviors from occurring in a nursing education environment in South Korea.

  • Effects of urinary incontinence self-management continuing education of community health nurses in South Korea

    Gangneung-Wonju National University, Wonju, South Korea
    02/2014 to 12/2015
    Role: Co-Investigator

    Project Goal: This project promotes workforce development (community health nurses practitioners in South Korea) and dissemination of self-management programs for older women with urinary incontinence

  • The development of film-based teaching-learning design for pre-licensure health professionals

    National Research Foundation of Korea Grant
    05/2013 to 04/2015
    Role: Scholar/Researcher Abroad

    Project Goal: This research project develops and disseminates film-based teaching strategies and guidelines to nursing faculty teaching pre-licensure health professional students.

  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of urinary incontinence self-management group program among older women in rural South Korea

    Georgia State University Summer Fellowship Grant
    08/2013 to 07/2014
    Role: PI

    Project Goal: This project aims at developing, implementing, and evaluating a urinary incontinence self-management program for community-dwelling older women in South Korea.

  • Perceived parental involvement in Korean-American college students

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Asian Studies Faculty Grant, Asian Studies
    04/2013 to 03/2014
    Role: Co-Investigator

    Project Goal: This focus-group study explores experiences of helicopter parenting among Korean-American college students.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jennie De Gagne authored two book chapters entitled "Integrating Technology in Education" and "Teaching in Online Learning Environments" in the second edition of "Teaching In Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Several faculty recently attended the 2017 National League for Nursing Education Summit in San Diego, Cali. In attendance were: Beth Phillips, Marilyn Oermann Terry Valiga, Janice Humphreys, Margie Molloy, Helen Gordon, Angela Richards-Eaglin, Queen Utley-Smith and Jennie De Gagne.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jennie De Gagne, post graduate certificate student Sandra Yamane, Duke Medical Center Librarian Jamie Conklin, and staff member Jianhong Chang recently published an article entitled "Social media use and cybercivility guidelines in U.S. nursing schools: A review of websites" in the July issue of the Journal of Professional Nursing.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jennie De Gagne was invited as a panelist for the pre-conference session on "Leadership Capacity Building for Nurses: Successful Nursing Professional Career Development" by the Global Korean Nursing Foundation 2nd International Conference in Chicago, Ill.

She also co-presented posters entitled "Effects of Simulation-based Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Education Among Korean Older Adults in Rural Area" and "Factors Associated with Clinical Competency of Korean Perianesthesia Nurses."

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jennie De Gagne was recently recognized as the Northcentral University (NCU) 2017 Alumni of the Year. The award recognizes its alumni contributions by honoring graduates who have imparted lasting change in their community or organization with their NCU degree. De Gagne received her PhD from Northcentral University in education with an emphasis on education technology management.

Click here to learn more about the award.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Jennie De Gagne, Nancy Short and Kathryn Trotter are four of 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders that will be inducted as the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) 2017 class of Academy fellows. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the Academy's annual policy conference in October 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Jennie De Gagne was invited to Symbiosis College of Nursing located in Pune, India. While there she conducted an interactive session on "Effective Use of Techonology in Nursing Education and Practice" for more than 200 nursing students, nurse educators and faculty.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Jennie De Gagne published an article entitled “Experience of Novice Clinical Adjunct Faculty: A Qualitative Study” in the April issue of the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Co-author includes Dr. Carol Mann from Texas.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jennie De Gagne was invited to speak at Yonsei University, Gangneung-Wonju National University and the Korean Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference in South Korea. She spoke on "Educational Leadership, Pedagogical Innovation, Evidence-Based Teaching: A Roadmap to Success, Ignite Your Dreams with Passion, and Facilitating and Enhancing Learning in Nursing Practice Settings.