Margaret (Midge) Bowers

Empowering Future Nursing Leaders: Celebrating Women’s History Month

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.

Molloy, Bowers, Hueckel and Staff Member Brisson Receive Duke AHEAD Grant

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.

Molloy, Hueckel and Bowers Present at Duke AHEAD Health Professions Education Day

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."

Bowers and Blood-Siegfried Present at ICN NP/APN Conference in The Netherlands

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." 

GWEP Addresses Needs in Local Community

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.

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