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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 Faculty Coordinator for the Pediatric and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Majors in the MSN Program. 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
  • 2011 -- 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.


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.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Center for Nursing Discovery staff Margie Molloy, Jacki Vaughn and Danett Cantey and faculty members Remi Hueckel and Mahmoud Kaddoura presented at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions 2016 EDU-SIM Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Presentations included:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sharon Hawks, Kathleen Turner, Anne Derouin, Remi Hueckel, Marilyn Oermann and former Research and Education Librarian and Liaison for the School of Nursing Adrianne Leonardelli co-authored an article entitled "Writing Across the Curriculum: Strategies to Improve the Writing Skills of Nursing Students" in the November issue of the Nursing Forum.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Remi Hueckel and Iris Padilla were both accepted into the inaugural Duke AHEAD Certificate Program in Interprofessional Education and Teaching. The program will begin in January 2016. The two will join six other educators from all areas of the Duke Health enterprise.

The course offerings for the program reflect Duke AHEAD educator competencies.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Anne Derouin, Remi Hueckel, Kathleen Turner, Sharon Hawks and Marilyn Oermann co-authored an article entitled "Use of Workshops to Develop Nurses' and Nursing Students' Writing Skills" in the August issue of the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

One nursing student's desire to be able to Skype in on a nursing education moment, sparked an idea with Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) educators Jacqueline Vaughn, BSN, RN, CHSE clinical instructor; Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN, assistant professor; and Margie Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE director for the Center for Nursing Discovery. The trio worked together to use telepresence robots as an instructional tool for high fidelity or life-like clinical simulations.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Faculty members Marilyn Oermann, Kathy Turner, Sharon Hawks, Anne Derouin and Remí Hueckel coauthored an article with Adrianne Leonardelli, DUMC liaison librarian for the School of Nursing, entitled "Systematic review of educational programs and strategies for developing students’ and nurses’ writing skills" that has been published in the Journal of Nursing Education.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DNP student Colleen McLaughlin published her capstone paper entitled "Standardization of health care provider competencies for intrathecal access procedures" in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. Faculty coauthors were Marilyn Hockenberry, Rémi Hueckel and Sharron Docherty.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Several of our faculty members presented posters at the Duke AHEAD event "Celebration of Education: Cultivating Meaningful Collaboration" spotlighting health professions educators and their remarkable innovations and achievements: