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.
Margaret (Midge) Bowers
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.
MSN faculty members Remi Hueckel, Melanie Mabrey, Valerie Sabol, and Midge Bowers have been selected for induction as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) and will be inducted at the Association's annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., this summer.
Four Duke University School of Nursing faculty members have been selected for induction as Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Drs. Rémi Hueckel, Melanie Mabrey, Valerie Sabol and Margaret “Midge” Bowers will be inducted at the Association’s annual conference in Nashville on June 19.
The research findings of several faculty members and a PhD student will be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago, Ill., November 15-19, 2014.
Several of our faculty members presented posters at the Duke AHEAD event "Celebration of Education: Cultivating Meaningful Collaboration" spotlighting health professions educators and their remarkable innovations and achievements:
Several faculty members and students represented Duke University School of Nursing at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners annual conference in New Orleans, La. AANP has nearly 60,000 members.
Midge Bowers and Iris Padilla presented at the annual American Association of Nurse Practitioners Conference in New Orleans, La. Bowers' presentation was entitled "Same Day Access Clinic: A Shift in Acute Heart Failure Care" and Padilla's presentation was entitled "Using the Chronic Care Model as An Approach to Diabetes Care."
The conference is attended by more than 5,000 nurse practitioners.