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.

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