Margaret (Midge) Bowers

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.

Bowers Advances to Associate of American College of Cardiology Status

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.

Bowers, Paul Publish in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

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.

Duke Representation at NONPF 38th Annual Meeting

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.

Seven Faculty Members Awarded Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees

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.

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