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Rémi M. Hueckel, DNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE, FAANP

Assistant Professor
(919) 613-6231
3039 Pearson Building

Dr. Rémi Hueckel is Assistant Professor and MSN Assistant Program Director. Before joining the DUSON faculty, Dr. Hueckel was an expert clinician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a leader in patient safety and process improvement at Duke Hospital, where she continues to hold a clinical appointment. Rémi is a member of the pediatric critical care nurse practitioner team and continues to be a leader in clinical education and simulation for nurses, residents, fellows and advanced practice nurses in pediatrics and pediatric critical care.

Dr. Hueckel’s clinical experience and interest in patient safety and emergency response teams have allowed her to creatively integrate simulation into the Duke Acute Care PNP management courses and create opportunities for intra-professional collaboration between the ABSN and Acute Care PNP students. She is the president of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, serves on the Acute Care PNP Exam Committee of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), and is a reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Dr. Hueckel developed and implemented a professional transition to practice program for ACPNPs at Duke University Health System and has contributed significantly to the advancement of the ACPNP role nationally. In 2014 she was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Hueckel received her BSN from Purdue University. She earned an MSN degree as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and completed post-master’s certificates in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialties at Duke University. She is a 2011 graduate of the Duke DNP program. Dr. Hueckel is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by the PNCB.

Academic Program Affiliations

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


  • DNP - Duke University
  • MSN - Duke University

Research Interests

• Patient Safety, quality improvement and team-based response systems
• Effect of systems improvement efforts on patient safety
• Use of simulation in clinical education
• Inter and intra-professional collaboration and education

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 || Golden Graduate, Purdue University School of Nursing’
  • 2013 || AANP State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2013 || Selected participant, Chancellor’s Clinical Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (CCHAMP) 2014 cohort, Duke Medicine Chancellor's Cabinet
  • 1992 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau

Areas of Expertise

  • Acute / Critical Care
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Quality of Care / Patient Safety

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26534870 Hawks, S. J. and Turner, K. M. and Derouin, A. L. and Hueckel, R. M. and Leonardelli, A. K. and Oermann, M. H. Writing Across the Curriculum: Strategies to Improve the Writing Skills of Nursing Students. Nurs Forum. November, 2015 Epub ahead of print
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 26247659 Derouin, A. L. and Hueckel, R. M. and Turner, K. M. and Hawks, S. J. and Leonardelli, A. K. and Oermann, M. H. Use of Workshops to Develop Nurses' and Nursing Students' Writing Skills. J Contin Educ Nurs. 46(8); 364-9
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25719569 Bush, P. A. and Hueckel, R. M. and Robinson, D. and Seelinger, T. A. and Molloy, M. A. Cultivating a Culture of Medication Safety in Prelicensure Nursing Students. Nurse Educ. Jul-Aug, 2015 40(4); 169-73
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25535756 Oermann, M. H. and Leonardelli, A. K. and Turner, K. M. and Hawks, S. J. and Derouin, A. L. and Hueckel, R. M. Systematic review of educational programs and strategies for developing students' and nurses' writing skills. J Nurs Educ. January, 2015 54(1); 28-34
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 25057001 McLaughlin, C. A. and Hockenberry, M. J. and Kurtzberg, J. and Hueckel, R. and Martin, P. L. and Docherty, S. L. Standardization of health care provider competencies for intrathecal access procedures. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. Nov-Dec, 2014 31(6); 304-16
  • 2014 -- Hueckel, R. M. Chapter 41: Family centered care Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children. 2014
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23117793 Turner, K. and Frush, K. and Hueckel, R. and Relf, M. V. and Thornlow, D. and Champagne, M. T. Implementation of the Josie King Care Journal in a pediatric intensive care unit: a quality improvement project. J Nurs Care Qual. July-September, 2013 28(3); 257-64
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 22907684 King, M. E. and Hueckel, R. Transient myeloproliferative disease: keeping a high index of suspicion. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. January, 2013 29(5); 289-93
  • 2012 -- PubMed # : 21989457 Hueckel, R. M. and Mericle, J. M. and Frush, K. and Martin, P. L. and Champagne, M. T. Implementation of condition help: family teaching and evaluation of family understanding. J Nurs Care Qual. July, 2012 27(2); 176-81
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 21249937 Hueckel, R. M. and Turi, J. L. and Cheifetz, I. M. and Mericle, J. and Meliones, J. N. and Mistry, K. P. Beyond rapid response teams: Instituting a “rover team” improves the management of at-risk patients, facilitates proactive interventions and improves outcomes. In Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. Vol. 3: Performance and Tools edited by Henriksen, K., Battles, J. B., Keyes, M. A., & Grady, M. L.. August, 2008; : Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). August, 2008 Bookshelf ID: NBK43680PMID


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Several faculty and staff recently presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare at The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference in Los Angeles, CA. IMSH is the world's largest conference dedicated to healthcare simulation learning, research and scholarship, offering 250 sessions in various formats, from large plenary sessions to small, interactive immersive courses. It is also considered to be the educational and networking event for the simulation world.

Oral presentations include:

Monday, January 22, 2018

Two Accelerated Bachelor of Science of Nursing (ABSN) students enter a simulation lab to begin an assessment and treatment of a pediatric patient when the child’s status suddenly changes. As they would in a real-life situation, they summon the on-call provider. Minutes later, the provider, an advanced practice nursing student who knows nothing about the case arrives – but not in the traditional sense.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Margie Molloy and her team were recently awarded a Duke AHEAD Grant in the amount of $4990 for their proposal "Strengthening Simulation Pedagogy through an Interprofessional Faculty Development Program." Molloy's proposal was one of 15 innovative projects reviewed by the grant committee.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”

Friday, February 3, 2017

Iris Padilla and Rémi Hueckel recently completed the Duke AHEAD Certificate Program in Health Professions Education and Teaching program. The 12-month program allows up to 10 faculty or professional staff from the School of Nursing, Physical Therapy Program, Physician Assistant Programs, School of Medicine, Duke University Health System, and Professors of the Practice of Medical Education to participate.

The objectives of the program include:

Friday, February 3, 2017

​Rémi Hueckel presents on "Paging the Student Robot! Distance Students Answer the Call Using a Telepresence Robot" at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando. FL. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sharon Hawks, Kathleen Turner, Anne Derouin, Rémi Hueckel, Marilyn Oermann along with former DUSON Research and Education Librarian and Liaison Adrianne Leonardelli published an article entitled "Writing Across the Curriculum: Strategies to Improve the Writing Skills of Nursing Students" in the Nursing Forum.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Margie Molloy recently presented on "Nurse Educators Thinking Outside the Box: Exploring Uses of Innovative Technologies" and "Current Modalities for Operationalizing a Research Study: Recruitment and Retention of Participants" at the 2016 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Marilyn Lombardi, Margaret "Peggy" Bush, Remi Hueckel, Susan Silva, and Sophia Smith were recently featured in an article entitled "Nursing professors create mobile health tools to improve nursing curricula, improve care" on

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A mix of anxiousness, nervousness and excitement filled room 1103 at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) last week as five contestants stood before a panel of shark investors to present their projects that could enhance the quality of life for patients and bring pioneering methods to clinical practice, education and research.