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Michael Zychowicz

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Duke University School of Nursing sponsors a presentation and panel discussion entitled "Economic Benefits of Less Restrictive Regulation of APRNs in North Carolina: An Analysis of Local and Statewide Effects on Business Activity" on Tuesday, May 26, from noon to 2 p.m., in Pearson room 1014.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Michael Zychowicz was interviewed by for an article entitled "Master your education: A discussion with the director of an MSN program."

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:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Michael Zychowicz has been appointed to the board of directors for the Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board as the test committee chair.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Michael Zychowicz and DNP student Major Cindy Roberts published an article titled "Improving the management of tibia stress fractures: A collaborative, outpatient clinic-based quality improvement project" in the journal Orthopaedic Nursing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Michael Zychowicz has published an article entitled "Viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis" in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Michael Zychowicz has been invited to join the editorial advisory board for a new publication titled Nurse Practitioner Perspective, which just released its inaugural issue. The publication is designed to convey legal and business issues for NPs, prescribing updates, DNP discussions, information on practice management and articles that showcase the humanistic side of NP practice.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Duke University School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner student Brittany Alexander has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship donated by Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens.

“Brittany was honored with this scholarship due to her excellent essay and having one of the highest grade point averages among all recipients,” said Michael Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP, director of the Duke’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. “Her essay succinctly illustrates the need for family nurse practitioners in a variety of settings, including retail clinics.”

Monday, March 31, 2014

Duke University School of Nursing and Durham Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center join forces for a unique opportunity for Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nurse Practitioners to develop expertise in the delivery of mental healthcare for military veterans.

A newly-launched PMH Nurse Practitioner Residency program at the Durham VA Medical Center is now accepting applications from PMH Nurse Practitioners who have less than a year of experience since graduating from a program of study. This is one of the few nurse practitioner residency programs in the country.

Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP

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Dr. Michael Zychowicz is Associate Professor and Director of the MSN Program at Duke University School of Nursing. He is certified as both an Adult Nurse Practitioner and an Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner. His specialty is orthopedic nursing, with subspecialties in sports medicine, spine surgery, and general orthopedics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Zychowicz graduated from Orange County Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1990 and from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a BSN in 1995. After working as a critical care and emergency room nurse, he earned a Master of Science as a Nurse Practitioner from Syracuse University in 1997. While at Syracuse, he taught anatomy and physiology and performed a primary care/rural health internship with the National Health Service Corps. He completed the Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in 2006 at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Zychowicz taught nursing and practiced as a nurse practitioner at Mount St. Mary College (Newburgh, NY) from 1999 to 2008. While in Newburgh, he also practiced in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. During this period, he was selected as New York State NP of the Year (2004), received the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Award for Excellence in 2007, and received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership in Academic Nursing Fellowship (2007-2008). He also served as an Army Reserve Officer in the Army Medical Department between 1991 and 2005. Dr. Zychowicz has published a book titled Orthopedic Nursing Secrets, in addition to articles and chapters on a variety of orthopedic topics. He is frequently invited to lecture at conferences and seminars across the country where he shares his expertise and passion for orthopedic topics locally and nationally to nursing and nurse practitioner organizations. He is on the editorial advisory board for the journal Advance for Nurse Practitioners and is a contributing editor for Clinical Advisor. His research and clinical interests include occupational back injuries and the impact of health beliefs on return to work time. His research interests include occupational back injuries and returning to work after an occupational injury. In 2010 he joined the journal Orthopedic Nursing as a columnist writing about orthopedic pathophysiology.
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Research interests include: • Work related back injuries • Time to return to work following a back injury • Self-efficacy and health beliefs • Factors affecting chronic back pain
DNP - Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of NursingMSN - Syracuse UniversityBSN - State University of New York at Plattsburgh

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Associate Professor
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Awards and Honors: 
2013 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing2007 || AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Fellowship, American Association of Colleges of Nursing2007 || AANP Award for Excellence, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners2007 || Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners2004 || Nancy J. Macintyre New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State1997 || Primary Care/ Rural Health summer internship, National Health Service Corps
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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
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Director, Master of Science in Nursing Program
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