Center for Nursing Discovery Advisory Board

Danett Cantey, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

Clinical Nurse Educator

Danett is a liaison for ABSN students and faculty. As a clinical nurse educator, she often teaches and facilitates skills and simulations. She graduated with a BSN degree in 1999 and an MSN degree in nursing education in 2007, both from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has practiced nursing in acute, ambulatory and primary care settings with adult and pediatric patients. Prior to teaching in the skills and simulation lab at Duke School of Nursing, she taught classroom, lab and clinical for five years in the nursing department at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, N.C. She’s a member of the North Carolina Nurses Association, National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau. She’s passionate about working with nursing students and helping them to become competent nurses who will deliver compassionate, safe and quality nursing care. Her professional interests include simulation and debriefing methodologies and recruiting and promoting diversity in nursing education. Danett is an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor, a Certified Nurse Educator and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.

Phone: (919) 684-9310
Office: 2070A Pearson Building

Nancy Crego, PhD, RN, CCRN, CHSE

Assistant Professor

Dr. Crego is a certified pediatric critical care nurse whose clinical experiences include psychiatric nursing, adult trauma, adult critical care, pediatric intensive care, pediatric critical care transport, and pediatric cardiac intensive care. Dr. Crego earned her BSN and her MSN in Nursing Administration at Barry University (Miami, FL), and she earned her PhD in Nursing at the University of Virginia. She came to the Duke University School of Nursing from the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University, where she coordinated undergraduate courses and lectured on topics such as leadership, quality and transition to professional practice as well as care of infants and children. She was recognized for her innovative teaching methods and selected as a Teaching, Learning and Technologies Fellow of the Georgetown University Center for New Designs In Learning and Scholarship.

Dr. Crego’s dissertation research utilized the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium database to discover sedation practices and examine the influence of different types of sedation providers on adverse events during pediatric sedation; examined the current state of nursing sedation regulation in the US; and made recommendations for evidence-based practice guidelines. Her dissertation, Factors Influencing Pediatric Sedation Safety, received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for 2013.

Phone: (919) 681-0696
Office: 3118 Pearson Building

Rémi M. Hueckel, DNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE, FAANP

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rémi Hueckel is Assistant Professor and MSN Assistant Program Director. 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.

Phone: (919) 613-6231
Office: 3039 Pearson Building

Michele Kuszajewski, DNP, RN, CHSE

Assistant Director, Center for Nursing Discovery

Michele began her nursing career as a graduate of the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing (1987) and advanced her education by earning her Bachelors of Science of Nursing from Slippery Rock University (1989) and a Master of Science in Nursing/Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh (2004). Michele is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with emergency, critical care and flight nursing experience. As a CNS, Michele has worked clinically to improve patient outcomes in the emergency setting through the simulation education and training of emergency nurses and paramedics in the emergency department as well as in air medical transport.

In 2014, Michele joined the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) as the Assistant Director of the simulation lab with primary focus on integrating simulation into the clinical courses across the various specialties of the Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice program through collaboration with the advanced practice faculty. Michele has worked diligently with the faculty to increase the realism of the course scenarios including the use of telepresence as well as standardized patients across all programs at DUSON. In April 2015, Michele completed her DNP at the University of Pittsburgh, which included a focus in healthcare simulation including debriefing and curricular design. Michele is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and is very active in several SSH committees in the areas of education, accreditation and certification.

Phone: (919) 684-9399
Office: 2136 Pearson Building

Margory (Margie) A. Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE

Assistant Professor

Margie Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE, is an assistant professor and director of the Center for Nursing Discovery (CND) at the Duke University School of Nursing. Prior to her role as CND director, she was a clinical research nurse for a nurse interventionist study at the School from 2006 to 2008 and a transplant/research coordinator at Duke University Medical Center from 2001 to 2006.

She holds a BSN from the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center, an MSN in nursing education from Wagner College and a DNP from Duquesne University. As CND director she works with faculty to incorporate simulation design, implementation and evaluation into their curricula. She also develops interprofessional collaborative experiences that focus on patient safety, effective teamwork and communication.

In 2015, her team received the BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Professional Education for the use of Google Glass to enhance the realism of simulation for nursing students. In 2010, her team received a Campus Technology Innovators Award for creative use of social media in education. Her innovative use of telepresence robots for distance-based education has garnered local and national media coverage.

She is a member of the North Carolina Nurses Association, TeamSTEPPS (Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Phone: (919) 684-9397
Office: 2041 Pearson Building

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing, lead faculty for the Nursing Education major and director of evaluation and educational research at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Oermann’s scholarship focuses on nursing education, with an emphasis on both teaching and evaluation in nursing. With funding from the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Laerdal Medical, she is completing a multisite study on maintaining competence in CPR among nursing students. She recently completed a feasibility study on the use of simulation for high stakes testing.

Dr. Oermann is the author or co-author of 19 books (several of which won national awards), more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and a wide variety of other publications. Her current books include Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education (5th ed., 2017), Writing for Publication in Nursing (3rd ed., 2015), Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (5th ed., 2018), and Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation and Curriculum Development (2nd ed., 2018). She is the editor of A Systematic Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Programs (2017), and she edited six volumes of the Annual Review of Nursing Education. Dr. Oermann is the editor of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. She is past editor of Nurse Author & Editor. She lectures widely on writing for publication and nursing education topics.

Dr. Oermann is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. She received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award.

Phone: (919) 684-1623
Office: 2049 Pearson Building

Beth C. Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor

Dr. Beth Phillips earned her BSN at East Carolina University her MSN at Duke. She just completed her PhD in Nursing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation research focused on clinical decision making in senior baccalaureate nursing students in their final semester. Before joining the Duke School of Nursing faculty, she served as Director of Nursing at Vance-Granville Community College. She also has extensive experience in medical-surgical nursing, including ICU staff nursing and supervision.

Dr. Phillips is a member of the ABSN Elected Program Committee. She has served on the Curriculum Pathways Initiative and the Xcel@DUSON task group, and has been instrumental in planning and implementation of the annual Clinical Instructor Intensives. Beth has been actively engaged in collaboration with School of Medicine faculty in developing and implementing several interdisciplinary educational experiences for nursing and medical students. She has mentored graduate students in nursing education from various local universities.

Dr. Phillips is a member of the National League of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She serves as an Advisory Board member for the IEE (Institute of Educational Excellence).

Beth's research interests include decision making in undergraduate nursing students, clinical instructor preparation and competence, and evidence-based nursing education.

Phone: (919) 684-9376
Office: 2039 Pearson Building

Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Current methods for collecting and disseminating patient information are largely ineffective at improving health. Dr. Shaw identifies and optimizes novel, useful methods of collecting, visualizing, and disseminating healthcare data to (1) better inform our understanding of human disease and (2) improve patient and clinical decision-making.

Dr. Shaw is a pioneer in mobile health—the collection and dissemination of information using mobile and wireless devices. These technologies afford researchers, clinicians, and patients a rich stream of real-time information about individuals’ biophysical and behavioral health in everyday environments.

Dr. Shaw works with faculty at Duke’s Schools of Engineering and Medicine to integrate mobile technologies into first-generation care delivery systems. Dr. Shaw was one of the first scientists to demonstrate and publish that patients could feasibly utilize multiple mobile technologies to manage their health. Additionally, he conducted foundational clinical trials to explore how patients and clinicians use mobile health for self-management and care delivery.

Dr. Shaw was the founder and now Director of the new Duke Health Innovation Lab, a multidisciplinary partnership. He was appointed Faculty Lead of Mobile Technology in Precision Medicine and the Nursing School’s representative to Duke’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. By fostering collaborations across scientific, clinical and technical disciplines, Dr. Shaw actively demonstrates how nursing science can shape the future of health care and improve health outcomes.

Phone: (919) 684-9434
Office: 2286 Interprofessional Education Building

Kathleen M. Turner, DNP, RN

Associate Professor

Kathleen Turner teaches core courses in the MSN and ABSN Programs including: professional development, leadership and transition courses. She also mentors DNP students with their scholarly projects. Dr. Turner earned her BSN at the University of Vermont and her MSN (Nursing Administration) and DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has over thirty years of experience in adult health critical care, administration and education. Kathy has held numerous managerial and leadership positions: Assistant Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, and Clinical Educator. She has been on faculty at the Duke School of Nursing since 2002. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau International. Her areas of interest, scholarship and research include: Baccalaureate Nursing Education, Leadership in Health Care and Nursing, Ethics in Health Care, End of Life Care, Adult Health Clinical Practice and Intensive Care Nursing, Patient Safety and Interprofessional Education.

Phone: (919) 684-9385
Office: 2053 Pearson Building
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