Campus to Couch Speaker Series

campus to couch graphicThe Duke University School of Nursing Office of Development & Alumni Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of our first-ever virtual speaker series: Campus to Couch, geared towards alumni, donors and friends.

This series will feature School of Nursing leaders, faculty, students, and alumni with each topic aimed to share important information and create thoughtful dialogue. Campus to Couch will run through the fall, with scheduled talks happening each month.

To register, email Marla Gregg at

Upcoming Sessions


Priscilla Ramseurkevin sowers Topic: Importance of Nurse Leaders (Rescheduled)

Date: Wednesday, February 24 | 7 p.m.
Kevin Sowers, MSN'89, RN, FAAN, President of the John Hopkins Health System, Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine;
Priscilla Ramseur, DNP'16, MSN'95, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Duke Raleigh Hospital


Past Sessions

Visit the below topic titles to watch past sessions.
Connie BishopBrigit CarterTopic: Moving Forward Together: A Diversity Conversation

Date: July 28, 2020
Panelists: Brigit M. Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion;
Connie B. Bishop, BSN'75, DNP'12, MBA, BC-NI, Clinical Assistant Professor, North Carolina A&T State University School of Nursing


Kamieo LewisLaura GanttValerie HowardTopic: Education in the Era of COVID-19

Date: August 27, 2020 | 7 p.m.

Laura Gantt, PhD, BSN'79, RN, CEN, CHSE, Associate Dean for Nursing Support Services, Professor, East Carolina University;
Kamieo L. Lewis, ABSN Student, Class of 2021

Julie BakerMary Ann FuchsMidge BowersTopic: DUSON on the Front Lines

Date: September 15, 2020 | 4 p.m.
Margaret (Midge) Bowers, DNP, MSN'90, RN, FNP-BC, CHSE, A.A.C.C., FAANP, FAAN, Associate Professor ;
Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP'10, MSN'90, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive for Duke University Health System and the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for Duke University School of Nursing
Julie D. Baker, ABSN'10, MSN'13, FNP-C, DNP student

Dean Marion E. BroomeTopic: The Year of the Nurse: a Retrospective

Date: November 12, 2020 | 7 p.m.
Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing, Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing, Duke University Health System

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