Valerie Sabol

Phillips and Sabol Are DUSON's Newest Certified Simulation Educators

Congratulations to Beth Phillips, associate professor; and Valerie Sabol, professor, on becoming our newest Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators.

Certification is through the Society for Simulation. It is a voluntary process of confirming the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to qualified individuals who are instructors or managers of simulation educational interventions. Healthcare simulation certification has benefits for learners, educators, health administrators and funders to ensure standards in simulation educational delivery.

Sabol Quoted in Health eCareers News Story

Valerie Sabol, professor, was recently quoted in a news story entitled “Age Wave Rolls In with Career Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nurses” published by Health eCareers.

“Nurse practitioners also provide additional access across care settings," says Valerie Sabol, PhD, ACNP, GNP, FAANP, FAAN, and professor and division chair at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina. Sabol is also GAPNA's current president.

Brennan-Cook, Matters and Colleagues Host Gerontological Review Course for DUHS Nurses

Jill Brennan Cook, assistant professor; and Loretta Matters, director of Duke NICHE; partnered to develop and offer a gerontological review course to prepare Duke University Health System (DUHS) nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) gerontological nurse certification exam. The review course consisted of four, four-hour classes based on the ANCC test blueprint and feedback from geriatric resource nurses (GRNs) as to areas of greatest interest/need. Valerie K. Sabol, professor; and Christine Tocchi, assistant professor; participated as guest speakers.  

DNP Student Ifedili, Faculty Members Sabol and Yap and Colleagues Publish Article in Geriatric Nursing

DNP student Ijeoma Ifedili and faculty members Valerie Sabol and Tracey Yap recently published an article entitled "Implementing a visual cueing technology intervention in a nursing home: Nursing staff perceptions" in Geriatric Nursing. Susan Kennerly was a co-author of this article. 


GWEP Fellows Focus on Community-Based Geriatric Care

The Duke Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) focuses on strengthening the capacity of health care providers to provide patient-centered coordinated care to the geriatric community. One of the ways that GWEP is supporting this initiative is through supporting gerontologically focused nurse practitioner fellows. The fellowship supports adult/gerontology nurse practitioners’ transition into practice and expands their leadership skills in the integration of geriatrics into primary care.

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