Brenda Nevidjon is Professor and Faculty Coordinator of the Health Care Systems Instructional Area in the MSN Program. She is also Lead Faculty for the Nursing and Healthcare Leadership specialty. She is a graduate of Duke’s undergraduate nursing program, and earned her MSN with a specialty in psychiatric nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a long career in oncology nursing and has extensive administrative experience in complex healthcare organizations including being the first nurse, and the first and only, woman to be chief operating officer of Duke University Hospital.
Ms. Nevidjon is president-elect of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, a Trustee of the Association of Community Cancer Centers, a member of the Institute of Medicine's National Cancer Policy Forum Board, and past President of the Oncology Nursing Society. She is a member of several organizations, including the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Council for Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing. She has served on local and national boards and been president of several. Among Ms. Nevidjon’s extensive publications are four books, multiple book chapters, and numerous journal articles and editorials on leadership and oncology nursing topics. She was a Fellow in the inaugural class of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and completed the Johnson and Johnson/Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.
Ms. Nevidjon’s interests include leadership development with a focus on women in leadership, succession planning and development, and mentoring others to develop their writing abilities. She is certified to administer the MBTI® and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.