Hartman Named Director of ABSN Program

Congratulations to Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, CPNP, who assumed the role of Director for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  

“Michelle’s appointment as director of the ABSN program is a wonderful addition to the program,” said Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing, vice chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University and associate vice president for Academic Affairs for Nursing, Duke University Health System. “Her long-standing relationship with the ABSN program exemplifies this natural fit and we look forward to seeing the continued success of the program under her leadership.”

Hartman is an assistant professor in the ABSN program where she has taught a variety of didactic and clinical courses including community health and pathophysiology. She is the current chair of the elected program committee of the ABSN program—a committee that prepared her for her position as program director. Serving on this committee for the past six years, she worked on admissions, enrollment, curriculum and evaluation aspects of the ABSN program.

“It is my honor to serve as the next program director, and I am excited to continue working with a group of passionate faculty and staff who are committed to supporting students on their journey to professional practice as a nurse,” says Hartman. “My goal is to continue Duke University School of Nursing’s great legacy in preparing registered nurses to provide evidenced based nursing care to individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings as we work to promote health and decrease health inequities.” 

Hartman has successfully secured multiple foundation and Duke internal grants to support course development, community engagement projects and student’s clinical activities. In the ABSN program, she is focused on student learning experiences and teaching strategies in nursing education. Currently, she is completing two teaching fellowships on equity in teaching and universal design in nursing education.

After joining the School in 2011, Hartman was instrumental in the ABSN curriculum redesign and led the initiative to develop and chair the ABSN curriculum committee. She also serves as a faculty advisory board member for the Duke Office of Civic Engagement and has been a longstanding member of the leadership team that oversees the interprofessional education clinic for the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Hartman is also a member of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators and Sigma Theta Tau International. In the Durham community, Hartman serves on the Volunteer Advisory Board for Families Moving Forward and is involved with the NC Immunization Coalition and Partnership for a Healthy Durham.

Hartman received her BSN and MSN from Virginia Commonwealth University and her DNP from Case Western University. Before joining DUSON, she worked as a nurse and pediatric nurse practitioner at a level 2 neonatal intensive care unit in Georgia and as a clinical nurse specialist at a multidisciplinary children’s hospital in Virginia. 

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