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.
Valerie Howard, associate dean for Academic Affairs, was interviewed about the strategies the Duke University School of Nursing community is using to remain strong and connected during this public health crisis.
Valerie Howard, associate dean for academic affairs, and Erin Britton, ABSN student, were interviewed by Evan Sery of Spectrum News on April 22 to talk about COVID-19's impact on getting a nursing education and DUSON's admissions. The full interview is available online.
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.
Chris Muckler, associate professor, and Valerie Howard, associate dean for Academic Affairs, presented on "Support between Associate Deans and Program Directors is a Two-Way Street - Planting the SEEDS for Success" at the American Assembly of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) annual Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators (ADCE) on February 20 in Braselton, Georgia.
Valerie Howard, associate dean for academic affairs, presented a course entitled "Return on Investment: Planning, Budgeting and Marketing for your Simulation Center" at the 2020 International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego on January 20.
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.
Duke University School of Nursing has recently received two Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awards!
Valerie Howard, associate dean for academic affairs, was recently appointed a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine - School of Nursing where she recently taught a two-week curriculum planning and development course.
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.