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Helen Gordon received her BSN from the University of Arkansas College of Nursing, her MS in Parent-Child Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Utah, and her DNP from Case Western Reserve University in 2012.
Dr. Gordon's entire career (40 years) has been in birth and women's health. Before coming to Duke in 2003, she managed a grant for the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Washington, DC. For five years she was the state’s first technical specialist in nurse-midwifery care for the NC Office of Rural Health, assisting in the implementation of CNM-MD practices in rural North Carolina. She was the first nursing director in the U.S. to implement LDRP care in a tertiary setting. Dr. Gordon also has extensive experience in the development of market-driven competitive women’s care services. She co-teaches the maternity nursing course and teaches senior seminar courses in the ABSN program. She has also served as lead faculty in community health.
Gordon has received three teaching awards. She was selected by DUSON faculty to receive the Duke University School of Nursing Distinguished Teaching Award, and she received the DUSON Outstanding BSN Faculty Award from ABSN students in 2005 and 2011. Gordon’s scholarly interests are in the area of teaching and learning in adults and she is passionate about normal birth and the role that nurses play to keep labor normal and thereby influence birth. Dr. Gordon also teaches a mindfulness course for DUSON students.
Gordon currently serves as Faculty-in-Residence in Randolph dorm on Duke’s East Campus, where she and her lively fox terrier Cody reside with 182 coeds. Gordon is the first DUSON nurse to participate in this highly sought-after and uniquely rewarding Duke program. It is her mission to expose freshman students to a different perspective on nursing, and to encourage them to take advantage of all the incredible cultural opportunities offered by Duke.
DNP - Case Western Reserve UniversityMS - University of Utah College of NursingBSN - University of Arkansas College of Nursing
2009 Pearson Building
DNP, RN, CNM
Awards and Honors:
2012 || Duke School of Nursing Teaching Fellowship, Duke School of Nursing2011 || Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University School of Nursing2011 || Outstanding BSN Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing ABSN Program2010 || "Faculty Matters" for March-April 2010, NLN2010 || NLN-Institutional Member, Duke University School of Nursing2010 || North Carolina ACNM-state member, Lamaze International2009 || Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship, NC Foundation for Nursing2007 || Awarded Nurse Educators of Tomorrow Grant, State of North Carolina2007 || Jump Start Grant, "Video Workbook for Teaching Maternity Nursing", Duke University Center for Instructional learning2005 || The Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, Duke School of Nursing ABSN Program2003 || Recognized as one of four founding members of The Raleigh School for Children, The Raleigh School for Children1974 || Little Rock Departmental Club Award for Outstanding Clinical and Academic Performance in the BSN Program, U. of Arkansas College of Nursing1974 || Sigma Theta Tau, American College of Nurse-Midwives
Areas of Interest:
Physiological Birth Practices
Hospital Systems and Birth