Ashlee Jones Vance, PhD(c), MA, RN, RNC-NIC

Duke University School of Nursing, Durham North Carolina,

North Carolina Nursing License: # 274835 (expiration 2019)


  • Duke University School of Nursing, Ph.D: Nursing, Durham, North Carolina
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Richmond, Virginia
  • Western Michigan University, Master of Arts: Counseling, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Cornerstone University, Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Professional Career: 

  • Clinical Instructor, Duke University School of Nursing, Summer 2016 + Spring 201
  • Registered Nurse, UNC Health, February 2015 - September 2017
  • Research Nurse, UF Health, November 2013 – August 2014
  • Registered Nurse, UF Health, April 2012 –  August 2014
  • Registered Nurse, Bonsecours Health System, January 2012-April 2012
  • Research Assistant, VCU School of Nursing, January 2011-April 2012



  1. Lewinski, A. A., Mann, T., Flores, D., Vance, A.J., Bettger, J. P., & Hirschey, R. (2017). Partnership for development: A peer mentorship model for PhD students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33(5), 363-369. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.03.004

  2. Vance, A. J., & Brandon, D. H. (2017). Delineating Among Parenting Confidence, Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Competence. ANS: Advances in Nursing Science, 40(4), E18-e37. doi:10.1097/ans.0000000000000179

  3. Dardas, L. A., Silva, S. G., van de Water, B., Vance, A.J., Smoski, M. J., Noonan, D., & Simmons, L. A. (2017). Psychosocial Correlates of Jordanian Adolescents' Help-Seeking Intentions for Depression: Findings From a Nationally Representative School Survey. Journal of School Nursing. doi:10.1177/1059840517731493

  4. Vance, A.J., Brandon, D.H., & McGrath, J.M. (in press) Where You Are Born Really Does Matter: Why birth hospital and quality of care contribute to racial/ethnic disparities. Advances in Neonatal Care. 

Conference Poster Presentations:

  1. Vance, A.J., Smith, S., Brandon, D. (2016, October). Potential Influence of Care Activities on the Preterm Infant Microbiome. Poster presented at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Educational Conference. Palm, Springs, Ca.
  2. Vance, A.J., Docherty, Sharron., Brandon, D. (2016, September). Understanding Family Centered Care: Perspectives from Healthcare Providers. Poster presented at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Research Conference, Washington, DC. 
  3. Vance, A.J., & Brandon, D. (2017, October). Identifying Clustered Care Events among Extremely Premature Infants. Poster Presented at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Education Conference. Rhode Island.

Invited Presentations:

  1. Vance, A.J. (2016). Can Diaper Changing in the NICU impact the infant’s microbiome? Student TED Talks, Annual Duke – UNC Networking Event, Durham, NC.
  2. Vance, A.J., Brandon, D. (2017). Medical and Nursing Perspectives of Family Centered Care. Podium Presentation at the International Family Nursing Conference. Pamplona, Spain.
  3. Vance, A.J. (2017). Visualizing Nursing Care in the NICU. Duke Visualization Weekly Seminar.

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Research/Education Support:

  • Small Grant, Florida Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, $2,500
  • NRSA (1F31-NR017101-01), NIH/National Institute Nursing Research, $55,000
  • Small Grant, National Association of Neonatal Nurse,   $5,000
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Duke Graduate School, $5,500
  • Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare

Professional Organization membership:

  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses, August 2012 – present
  • Southern Nursing Research Society, October 2012 – present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, December 2011 – present

Additional Skills + Expertise

  1. Tableau Desktop 10.3, Data Visualization
  2. Noldus Observer x14, Observational Coding
  3. Atlas .ti, Qualitative Coding Software
  4. REDCap, Research Database
  5. Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Production
  6. Endnote Reference Manager, Reference Library