A mix of anxiousness, nervousness and excitement filled room 1103 at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) last week as five contestants stood before a panel of shark investors to present their projects that could enhance the quality of life for patients and bring pioneering methods to clinical practice, education and research.
Margaret (Midge) Bowers
Margaret “Midge” Bowers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHFN, A.A.C.C., FAANP, associate professor and faculty coordinator of the Adult Nurse Practitioner major and lead faculty of the Cardiovascular specialty for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), received an award of nearly $200,000 to carry out her research project titled “Nurse-led Models of Care” from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018.
Margaret "Midge" Bowers recently passed the certification exam for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) program and is now a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. The CHSE certification adds value to DUSON by improving health care simulation education through the identification of best practices. Recognition in this area strengthens patient safety efforts through support of simulation modalities and encourages performance improvement and knowledge expansion of the individual educator.
Michael Relf was recently featured in a news release from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACCN) for an article entitled "Cardiovascular Disease and HIV: Pathophysiology, Treatment Considerations, and Nursing Implications" in the Journal of Critical Care Nurse.
Margaret "Midge" Bowers was recently the guest speaker for the DUSON Conversations with Duke Nurse Practitioners Women's Health Series held at the Prestonwood Country Club. Bowers spoke to attendees on heart wellness.
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”
Faculty members, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda and Margaret Bowers and associate Rosa Solorzano were joined by students in providing screening for 88 Hispanic participants with El Centro Hispano. The screenings included blood pressure, BMI and glucose.
Solorzano and Irene Felsman were key players in the planning of the event.
Midge Bowers recently presented multiple presentations at the Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing (GAPNA) conference in Nashville, TN. Her presentations at the Pharmacology Preconference included: "New Heart Failure Medications," "Direct Oral Anticoagulants: Making the Best Decision on How to Anticoagulate" and "Diastolic Heart Failure."
Several faculty and staff recently presented at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare at The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference in Los Angeles, CA. IMSH is the world's largest conference dedicated to healthcare simulation learning, research and scholarship, offering 250 sessions in various formats, from large plenary sessions to small, interactive immersive courses. It is also considered to be the educational and networking event for the simulation world.
Oral presentations include: