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Helen Gordon

Monday, February 27, 2017

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.”

Friday, October 16, 2015

DUSON and its faculty, students and staff were very visible throughout the National League for Nursing (NLN) annual Education Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. Here are the highlights: 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Anne Derouin and Helen Gordon share "Five Golden Rules for New Graduates" written by Click here to read the full article.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Several DUSON faculty members recently attended the Assessment Technologies Institute's National Nurse Educator Summit held in San Diego, Calif., to represent DUSON.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Terry Valiga, Helen Gordon and Beth Phillips coauthored a chapter entitled "Promoting and assessing critical thinking" that has been published in the third edition of S. DeYoung's "Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Eleanor Stevenson, PhD, RN, and Helen Gordon, DNP, CNM, CNE, coauthored a manuscript entitled "Students as active learners and teaching partners in the clinical setting" that has been published in Nurse Educator, March/April 2014.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Barbara Hotelling and Helen Gordon published a book entitled How to Become Mother-Friendly: Policies and Procedures for Hospitals, Birth Centers, and Home Birth Services. Gordon says the foundational work was done by her and seven ABSN students from the December graduating cohort of 2007. The book went to print on Friday, Nov. 1, and is the only publication of its kind on policies and procedures for mother friendly care systems.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Drs. Janet Prvu Bettger and Frank Titch have been selected as DUSON Teaching Fellows for 2013-2014. The Teaching Fellowship program at DUSON recognizes the importance of teaching, advances the pedagogical expertise of faculty, and provides opportunities for select faculty to continually develop that expertise in ways that will have a significant impact on the practice and science of nursing education.

Helen A. Gordon, DNP, CNM, CNE, CHSE

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Helen Gordon received her BSN from the University of Arkansas College of Nursing, her MS in Parent-Child Nursing and Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Utah, and her DNP from Case Western Reserve University in 2012. Dr. Gordon's entire career (40 years) has been in birth and women's health. Before coming to Duke in 2003, she managed a grant for the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Washington, DC. For five years she was the state’s first technical specialist in nurse-midwifery care for the NC Office of Rural Health, assisting in the implementation of CNM-MD practices in rural North Carolina. She was the first nursing director in the U.S. to implement LDRP care in a tertiary setting. Dr. Gordon also has extensive experience in the development of market-driven competitive women’s care services. She co-teaches the maternity nursing course and teaches senior seminar courses in the ABSN program. She has also served as lead faculty in community health. Gordon has received three teaching awards. She was selected by DUSON faculty to receive the Duke University School of Nursing Distinguished Teaching Award, and she received the DUSON Outstanding BSN Faculty Award from ABSN students in 2005 and 2011. Gordon’s scholarly interests are in the area of teaching and learning in adults and she is passionate about normal birth and the role that nurses play to keep labor normal and thereby influence birth. Dr. Gordon also teaches a mindfulness course for DUSON students. Gordon currently serves as Faculty-in-Residence in Randolph dorm on Duke’s East Campus, where she and her lively fox terrier Cody reside with 182 coeds. Gordon is the first DUSON nurse to participate in this highly sought-after and uniquely rewarding Duke program. It is her mission to expose freshman students to a different perspective on nursing, and to encourage them to take advantage of all the incredible cultural opportunities offered by Duke.
DNP - Case Western Reserve UniversityMS - University of Utah College of NursingBSN - University of Arkansas College of Nursing


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Awards and Honors: 
2012 || Duke School of Nursing Teaching Fellowship, Duke School of Nursing2011 || Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University School of Nursing2011 || Outstanding BSN Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing ABSN Program2010 || "Faculty Matters" for March-April 2010, NLN2010 || NLN-Institutional Member, Duke University School of Nursing2010 || North Carolina ACNM-state member, Lamaze International2009 || Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship, NC Foundation for Nursing2007 || Awarded Nurse Educators of Tomorrow Grant, State of North Carolina2007 || Jump Start Grant, "Video Workbook for Teaching Maternity Nursing", Duke University Center for Instructional learning2005 || The Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, Duke School of Nursing ABSN Program2003 || Recognized as one of four founding members of The Raleigh School for Children, The Raleigh School for Children1974 || Little Rock Departmental Club Award for Outstanding Clinical and Academic Performance in the BSN Program, U. of Arkansas College of Nursing1974 || Sigma Theta Tau, American College of Nurse-Midwives
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Physiological Birth Practices
Hospital Systems and Birth
Women's Health
Community Health

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