Duke University School of Nursing is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of four leaders in our community who have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
Margaret (Midge) Bowers
It comes as no surprise that more than 90 percent of nurses in health care are women. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize and celebrate the contributions past and current faculty and staff have made to the nursing profession and to the continuous growth of our school, empowering our students to become transformational nursing leaders.
Midge Bowers, associate professor; Teresa Praus, cardiology certificate student; Shelley Thompson, DNP student; and Callie Tennyson, MSN '12; recently attended the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session and Expo in New Orleans where they moderated sessions and gave presentations.
Margie Molloy, Midge Bowers, Rémi Hueckel, staff member Raymond Brisson and colleagues from the School of Medicine MD, PA and PT programs Wayne Thomann, Melinda Blazar and Amy Pastva have been awarded a Duke AHEAD grant entitled “Where’s the Closest AED: An Interprofessional initiative to improve the ‘drop to shock’ interval on Duke University’s Campus." The team has been awarded $4,500 to assist in pursuing the proposed project.
Margie Molloy, Rémi M. Hueckel and Midge Bowers recently presented at the Duke AHEAD Health Professions Education Day.
Margie Molloy and Midge Bowers along with colleagues from the School of Medicine Physical Therapy program, Kyle Covington and Jeff Hoder presented two breakout sessions entitled "Elvis Has Left the Building”: A Relationship Building Interprofessional Simulation."
Midge Bowers and Jane Blood-Siegfried recently presented at the 10th Annual International Council of Nurses NP/APN Conference in the Netherlands.
Bowers presented "Doctorate of Nursing Practice led model of care in patients with heart failure" and Blood-Siegfried presented "Development of the nurse practitioners role in Tanzania."
With the number of geriatric specialized providers decreasing and the population of older adults increasing, it is becoming ever more important to educate primary care providers in geriatric care. According to the American Geriatric Society, 20,000 geriatricians are currently needed to care for over 14 million older adults, but as of 2016 there were only 7,293 certified geriatricians nationwide. As with physicians, many of the nation’s nurses lack expertise in elder care.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 DUSON cohort of Teaching for Equity Fellows Health Professions Educators: Nancy Crego, Valerie Sabol, Brigit Carter, Jennie De Gagne, Midge Bowers, Michelle Hartman, Jill Brennan-Cook, Sharron Rushton, Jen Graf-Perkins and Lisa Lewis!