Valerie Howard

Howard Receives HRSA Award for Loan Program

Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Howard, associate dean for Academic Affairs, and her team on her recent HRSA award for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) for $1,198,473.00. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by operating a student loan fund to support DNP and MSN education majors. Upon completion of up to four years of full-time employment as a nurse faculty member in an accredited school of nursing, students can apply to have up to 85 percent of any such loan (plus interest) canceled.

Nursing Students Hired as COVID Resources through DUSON, DUHS Partnership

Nursing students with clinical experience have just started entry-level positions within the Duke University Health System (DUHS) to aid the hospitals’ COVID-19 care effort. This opportunity is made possible through the Duke Advancement of Nursing, Center of Excellence (DANCE) a partnership between the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and DUHS.

Oermann Receives President's Award and Howard and Relf Inducted as Fellows at NLN Conference

Congratulations to Marilyn Oermann, professor, on receiving the 2019 National League for Nursing President's Award, and Valerie Howard, associate dean for Academic Affairs; and Michael Relf, associate dean for Global and Community Health Affairs, on being inducted as Fellows of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education.

The NLN President's Award reflects the priority the NLN gives to publicly recognizing leadership at a time and place designed to convey its importance to the widest possible audience of colleagues and peers in nursing education.

Howard Presents at International Meeting for Simulation and Healthcare

Valerie Howard, associate dean for academic affairs, recently presented a pre-conference workshop "Executive Leadership Training using SPs and TeamSTEPPS" at the International Meeting for Simulation and Healthcare.

Howard presented with her colleagues Suzan Kardong-Edgren of Robert Morris University and Patrea Andersen of University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. 

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