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Nicole Davis, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC

Assistant Professor
AGNP & MSN-Education Program Coordinator

Office: Clemson Nursing Building, GHS
Phone: 770-639-1501
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Nursing
Georgia State University 2015

Certificate, Teaching in Nursing
Indiana University 2014

M.S.N. Adult NP, Gerontological NP
Duke University 2003

New York University 1998

 Courses Taught

Graduate Courses:
NURS 8220 Gerontology
NURS 8480 Health Care Policy and Economics
NURS 8820 Primary Care for Elders

Undergraduate Courses:
NURS 3230 Gerontology Nursing
NURS 4980 Technology and Aging


Dr. Nicole Davis is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and the AGNP and MSN-Education Program Coordinator. She is a board-certified Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner with expertise in urinary incontinence, the needs of the aged, and using health information technology to support family caregivers. Davis has lectured and published on these topics; and has received several awards and funding for her work. Davis is a National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing, which recognizes her commitment to gerontological nursing education and the care of older adults. Davis is a Faculty Associate in the Institute for Engaged Aging, a Clemson University School of Health Research Faculty Scholar, an Embedded Scholar at GHS Center for Success in Aging, and a member of the Board of Directors of Upstate AHEC. She received a BS in Nursing from New York University, MS in Adult Primary Care and Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing from Duke University, and a PhD from Georgia State University. Her work experiences include Yale-New Haven Hospital, Albany Medical Center, Durham VA Medical Center, Emory University, Atlanta VA Medical Center.

 Research Interests

Urinary incontinence management in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, family caregivers in dementia, data science, health information technology

 Research Publications

Odlum M, Davis N, Owens O, et al. Correlates and aetiological factors associated with hedonic well-being among an ageing population of US men and women: secondary data analysis of a national survey, BMJ Open 2018; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020962

Talley, KMC, Davis, NJ, Wyman, JF. “Determining a Treatment Plan for Urinary Incontinence in an Older Adult: Application of the Four Topic Approach to Ethical Decision-Making”, Urologic Nursing, 37(4), 181-203. DOI: 10.7257/1053-816X.2017.37.4.181 (2017).

Odlum M, Brewer R, Preston M, Davis N, Black D. The Contribution of Gender and Power to perceptions of Physical health, Mental Health and Happiness: The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. International J Inn Research Med Sci; 2(2):569-576 (2017).

Davis, N.J., Vaughan, C.P., Johnson T.M. II, Goode, P.S., Burgio, K.L., Redden, D.T., Markland, A.D., “Caffeine Intake and its association with urinary incontinence in US men: Results from National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys (NHANES) 2005-06 and 2007-08”, Journal of Urology; 189(6): 2170-2174 (2013).

Davis, N.J., Hendrix, C.C., Superville, J., “Supportive Approaches for Alzheimer Disease”, The Nurse Practitioner; 36(8): 22-29 (2011).

Griffiths, P.C., Davis, N., Lin, J., Wachtel, D., Ward, S., et al, “Using Telehealth Technology to Support Family Caregivers: Description of a Pilot Intervention and Preliminary Results”, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics; 28(4):307-320 (2010).

Davis, N.J. and Johnson, T.M., “Another study of the prevalence of incontinence…or much more?”, International Journal of Clinical Practice; 63(4):535-7 (2009).

Conference Proceeding & Presentations:
*Scharett, E., Narasimha, S., Chalil Madathil, K., Wilson, M. K., Davis, N., & Dye, C. (2018, September). Informational Needs of Urinary Incontinent Patients on Online Peer Support Groups-A Pilot Study. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 1689-1693). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's 2018 International Annual Meeting. * Student paper

Odlum M, Davis, N, Preston M, Black D. “Independent contributors to overall quality of life in a US Population of Adults 57-85 Years of Age”, Roundtable Discussion, American Public Health Association 2016 Annual Meeting.

Vaughan CP, Davis N, Johnson TM II, Burgio KL, Goode PS, Redden DT, Markland AD. “Caffeine and fluid intake among US men and association with Urinary Incontinence”, Poster Presentation, American Urological Association 2012 Annual Meeting.

Davis, N.J., Clark, P.C., Johnson, T.M., Wyman, J.F., “Using Telehealth to Support Informal Caregivers of Elders with Urinary Incontinence”, Poster Presentation, NIH-NIDDK Scientific Meeting: Individualizing Urinary Incontinence Treatment: Evolving Research Questions to Research Plans, Bethesda, MD (2018).

Davis, N.J., Clark, P.C., Johnson, T.M., Wyman, J.F., “Using Telehealth to Support Informal Caregivers of Elders with Urinary Incontinence”, Poster Presentation, College of Education and College of Behavioral, Health, and Social Sciences Research Forum, Clemson, SC (2016).

Davis, N.J., Clark, P.C., Johnson, T.M., Wyman, J.F., “Using Telehealth to Support Informal Caregivers of Elders with Urinary Incontinence”, Podium Presentation (Invited), Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging, Advisory Board and Faculty Associate Meeting, Clemson, SC (2016).

Davis, N.J., “Tips for a Successful Career Development Award Application”, (Invited), American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX (2013).

Davis, N.J., “Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults”, Interdisciplinary Teaching Module, Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center. (2013).

Davis, N.J., “Moving Beyond the Leakages: Practical Strategies to Manage Incontinence”, Family Caregiver Alliance Webinar (2012).

Davis, N.J., “Burdens and Needs of the Informal Caregiver”, Home Wellness Expert Workshop, Kimberly-Clark, Atlanta, GA, (2011).

Davis, N.J., “Supporting Caregivers whose Care Recipients have Urinary Incontinence”, Research on Caregiving Event, National Family Caregiver Month, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA, (2010).

Davis, N.J., “Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises”, Annual Women Veteran’s Festival, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA. (2008).

Davis, N.J., “Ecologically Oriented Neurorehabilitation of Memory (EON-MEM) – Behavioral Treatment Placebo Intervention”, Birmingham VAMC, Birmingham, AL, (2008).

Davis, N.J., “Urinary Incontinence & Female Veterans”, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Decatur, GA., Audience: Women’s Advisory Council, Multi-disciplinary clinical provider group(2008).

 Honors and Awards

Georgia State University Dissertation Award (2014)
Kaiser-Permanente Dissertation Award (2012)
Golden Key International Honour Society (2010)
Marjorie G. Hogan Nursing Faculty Scholar, Georgia Hospital Association (2009, 2010)
Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society (2003-present)

“Understanding the Perspectives and Needs of African-American and Latino Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Upstate South Carolina”, Role: Co-PI, GHS Health Science Center $18,240 (2019-2020).

“Addressing Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (ADRD) Health Disparities between Urban and Rural Populations in South Carolina”, Role: PI, Sub-award on University of South Carolina. Carolina Center on Alzheimer’s Disease and Minority Aging Research (CCADMR) (Levkoff and Friedman), NIH P30, $29,998 (2018-2019).

“Development of a Web-based Telehealth Program to Support Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Urinary Incontinence”, (Role: PI), Clemson University, College of Behavioral Social and Health Sciences, ($26,244). (2017-2019)

“Exploring the Use of Social Media & Internet-based Recruitment to Reach Informal Caregivers of Persons with Urinary Incontinence”, (Role: PI), 2016 Mary M. Lohr Faculty Endowment Fund, Clemson School of Nursing, ($7,998). (2016-2019).

“Using Telehealth to Support Informal Caregivers of Elders with Urinary Incontinence”, (Role: PI), John A. Hartford Foundation’s National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Award Program, ($100,000). (2012-2014).

“Using Telehealth to Support Informal Caregivers of Elders with Urinary Incontinence”, (Role: PI), Kaiser-Permanente Dissertation Award, Kaiser-Permanente Foundation, ($3,000). (2012).