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.
Margaret (Midge) Bowers
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.
Today, Duke University School of Nursing faculty members Dr. Margaret “Midge” Bowers, Dr. Penny Cooper and Dr. Rémi Hueckel fill their days by teaching students, conducting research and working with patients. But once, these three women were first responders racing to accident scenes and urgent medical emergencies—not in an ambulance but in a Duke Life Flight helicopter. Each has more than a decade of experience working as a flight nurse. Dr. Bowers was part of the crew from 1988 to 1999, Dr. Cooper from 1990 to 2000 and Dr. Hueckel from 1998 to 2000.
Midge Bowers has been selected for the 2014 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence from North Carolina. The NP State Award for Excellence is presented annually by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to an NP in each state who has demonstrated excellence above their peers in NP clinical practice.