Jill Forcina has assumed the role of Associate Director of Interprofessional Education (IPE), Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Nursing for the NC AHEC Program Office.
As an Associate Director, Jill is responsible for providing leadership and support for NC AHEC nursing initiatives and leading CPD activities within the Program Office and across regional AHECs. Jill will also develop and deploy IPE and interprofessional practice (IPP) educational programming for statewide use.
A native of Charlotte, Jill received her Bachelor of Science and her PhD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a Certified Nurse Educator, Jill has developed curricula for baccalaureate, graduate, and CPD programs, and has served as an adjunct and assistant professor in the UNC School of Nursing since 2012. Jill joined the Duke Cancer Network in 2018 as an Associate Director of Grants and Education and most recently as their Director of Clinical Practice and Education, where she provided training and IPP leadership to a multitude of medical practices in North Carolina, many in rural areas.
Jill has worked as an oncology nurse for over 17 years and continues to practice beside nursing, which she believes allows her to identify more closely with the health care teams she collaborates with.
Jill joined the Program Office in October 2019.