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.
Margaret (Midge) Bowers
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!
Margaret (Midge) T. Bowers, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, assistant professor, co-coordinator of the family nurse practitioner instructional area, and lead faculty of the adult nurse practitioner-cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), has been selected for advancement to Associate of the American College of Cardiology (A.A.C.C.) status.
Assistant Professor Midge Bowers and Sara Paul, DNP'10, published an article entitled "Introduction of the tools for economic analysis of patient management interventions in heart failure costing tool: A user-friendly spreadsheet program to estimate costs of providing patient-centered interventions" in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
During an era where cutbacks in funding, changes in tenure processes, and a proliferation of online courses are causing some to doubt the future of higher education, there is also a resurgence of focus on master teachers and teaching excellence.Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is intentionally positioning itself at the forefront of this movement.
A cadre of Duke faculty presented at the 38th National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Annual Meeting themed "Revolutionary Ideas and Nurse Practitioner Education" April 12–15 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Associate Professor Valerie Sabol gave a podium presentation entitled "Incorporating Obesity Education into Adult Primary and Acute Care NP Programs" during the Curriculum Topics concurrent session.
Duke University School of Nursing recognized seven faculty members for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 11, 2012.
Seven Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) faculty graduated from doctor of nursing (DNP) degree programs this spring, bringing the number of doctorally-prepared full-time regular-rank faculty to seventy-two out of a total of seventy-nine. This represents an increase of doctorally-prepared faculty from seventy-seven percent in 2010 to ninety-one percent in 2012.
Danielle DiGennaro, MSN'12, and Assistant Professor Midge Bowers gave a podium presentation entitled "Strike a Pose: Cardiac Remodeling" at the annual conference of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses on June 29 in Chicago, Illinois.