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The School of Nursing is committed to sustaining an inclusive environment that embraces, celebrates, and benefits from the uniqueness of each of our community members. This commitment is based on our belief that the dignity of each human being is to be respected and nurtured. We value each individual’s unique attributes, behaviors and values, recognizing that each of us is influenced by our environment, social norms, cultural values, past experiences, religious beliefs, and life choices. Since we also believe that human beings exist in relation to one another, the emphasis on community building and celebration of differences serves to strengthen our ties to one another.

Statement of Diversity | Academic Philosophy

Through strategic leadership, the past few years have marked a time of unparalleled growth for the Duke University School of Nursing, particularly in its educational offerings. Two doctoral degree programs were establisheda PhD program in 2006 and a DNP program in 2008and recently the ABSN program's student enrollment was significantly increased. DUSON is at the forefront of nursing education, and the recruitment of outstanding individuals to its faculty is paramount to the continued fulfillment of the School's educational priorities and in its mission to advance nursing science and prepare future nursing leaders. We invite the best and brightest educators, practitioners and researchers to consider our faculty opportunities.

The School's Faculty Search Committee considers applications in light of a specific faculty opportunity. All applicants should reference the faculty opportunity that she/he is interested in pursuing in their letter of interest.

ABSN Program, Psychiatric Nursing
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for full-time a faculty position that will have primary teaching responsibilities within its accelerated ABSN Program. The successful candidate for this position will have an earned doctoral degree in nursing, or a closely related field. For candidates with a doctoral degree in a closely related field, a master's degree in nursing will be required. Expertise in psychiatric nursing is required. Well qualified candidates will have advanced education in psychiatric nursing and demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice. Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with plans to obtain psychiatric nurse practitioner certification is preferred. Experience in nursing education is highly desirable and an appreciation for the linkages between education, practice, research and service is strongly preferred. Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in North Carolina is required. Faculty appointments for this position will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on Track II (a non-tenure earning clinical track), as determined by the candidate’s academic experience and career goals.
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ACCELERATED BSN PROGRAM, Adult Health & Nursing Fundamentals
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications for two (2) full-time faculty positions that will have primary teaching responsibilities within its accelerated BSN Program (ABSN). Both of these faculty opportunities are available immediately for candidates with current clinical expertise in adult health and/or nursing fundamentals.
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Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master’s program. Well qualified candidates will be certified as an adult or geriatric primary care nurse practitioner and eligible for approval to practice as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina. Candidates will have a minimum of one year NP practice in the past five years. Two to three years experience teaching at the graduate level and experiences teaching and caring for diverse populations is desirable. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship. Faculty appointment for these positions will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on Track I (a tenure earning track) or Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track) depending on the candidate’s qualifications; joint appointments are negotiable.
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Family Nurse Practitioner
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master’s program.  Well qualified candidates will be certified as a family nurse practitioner, clinically experienced, demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice, and be eligible for approval to practice  as a Nurse Practitioner  in North Carolina.  Candidates will have a minimum of one year of NP practice within the past five years.  Two to three years experience teaching at the graduate level and experiences teaching and caring for diverse populations are desirable.  Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship.  Faculty appointment for these  positions will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on Track I (a tenure earning rack) or Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track), depending on the candidate’s qualifications; joint appointments are negotiable.
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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from doctorally prepared candidates for a full-time faculty position with primary teaching responsibilities within the School’s Master’s program. Well qualified candidates will be certified as an adult or family psychiatric nurse practitioner, demonstrate a commitment to teaching and practice and be eligible for approval to practice as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina. Candidates will have a minimum of one year NP practice in the past five years. Two to three years experience teaching at the graduate level and experiences teaching and caring for diverse populations are desirable. Candidates will also show evidence of a developed program of scholarship. Experienced certified Clinical Nurse Specialists with plans to obtain psychiatric nurse practitioner certification may also be considered for this opportunity. The psychiatric nurse practitioner selected for this position will fulfill important roles in the mental health NP residency program that is being developed as a collaborative program between the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Duke University School of Nursing, among other duties. Faculty appointment for this position will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level on Track I (a tenure earning track) or Track II (a non-tenure earning practice/clinical track), depending on the candidate’s qualifications; joint appointments are negotiable.
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Senior Nurse Researcher
The Duke University School of Nursing invites applications from faculty candidates with nursing expertise in the specialties of women’s health, oncology, cardiovascular or neurology care with a career commitment to research and teaching. Candidates eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank will have a well-established program of funded research. Faculty appointment will be made on either the Track I (a tenure track) or Track III (a research track). Teaching contributions are expected as is continued research productivity and scholarly contributions. Doctoral preparation is required. Joint appointments with other Duke Medicine centers/institutes are negotiable, dependent upon interest.
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Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program Nursing Faculty Opportunities

The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is a partner of the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program to help build the nursing workforce necessary to create a high quality health care system in Rwanda and is recruiting for faculty candidates to support the work of this initiative. Successful candidates will be appointed for one year terms (terms may be renewed) for deployment to Rwanda as a part of a large US nursing faculty team from multiple US schools of nursing for a period of 12 to 13 months.

Advisor to Director of Nursing
In order to increase the capacity of referral hospitals in Rwanda to provide a suitable learning environment for students and to create a sustainable system for the clinical education of nurses and midwives, DUSON invites applications from qualified nurse managers to partner with Directors of Nursing (DoNs) of select hospitals as Advisors. These Advisors will assist the DoNs and their management teams to address issues of nursing policies, protocols and standards, staff development, quality improvement and all other professional nursing management issues.
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Nurse Mentor/Clinical Preceptor
DUSON invites applications from qualified nursing candidates for positions as Nurse Mentor/Clinical Preceptor in areas including Adult, Pediatric, Neonatal, Midwifery, Mental Health, Critical Care, and Emergency Trauma nursing. Employed faculty will be assigned to teaching facilities throughout Rwanda, which serve as clinical placement sites for the majority of Rwandan nursing and midwifery students from the Faculty of Nursing Science (BS nursing and post-basic nursing programs) and the country’s five diploma schools of nursing and midwifery. DUSON faculty appointments will be designated as Instructor, Medical Center. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: modeling the role of preceptor in area of clinical expertise; serving on professional development teams at clinical teaching sites; providing continuing education to existing nursing/midwifery staff; working with physician mentors to foster integrated education of medical, nursing/midwifery students, and medical residents; providing lectures, faculty development programs, and advice on curriculum development in specialty areas.
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