Gerontology has been an area of strength within the Duke University School of Nursing for more than fifty years. This rich history and continued leadership in gerontological nursing coupled with support from The Duke Endowment and the Duke School of Nursing gave rise to the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence.
Director: Eleanor McConnell, PhD
Associate Director: Loretta Matters, MSN, RN-BC
Contribute teaching-learning resources
Support preceptor development
Identify clinical teaching site opportunities
Support implementation of evidence-based and best practices at the point of care
Foster skill development in care of cognitively impaired individuals
Align student, clinician and faculty interests
Provide proposal feedback and coaching
Support grant development and implementation
Click on any of the names below to learn more about the research interests of our Center Affiliates.