Duke University

Durham, NC
 Duke leaders recognized the importance of having faculty who connect with students from backgrounds underrepresented in nursing, so those students will stay in school, progress on time, and meet the challenges of contemporary clinical practice when they enter the workforce.

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 Round 1: 2008-2009
Christina Acosta
Ceana Dockery
Cherita Jeffreys
Michael Mcgowan
Sonya Mclaughlin
Lola Ogunniyi
Maggie Wigfall
Round 2: 2009-2010
Joshua Ades
Jabar Akbar
Donald Bledsoe
Kirsten Blue
Julia Chang
Robert Flagg
Gregory Flynn
Brian Gammon
Sooah Han
Omar Hasan
William Johnson
Anisha Jones
Julie Neboh
Yasmin Noel
Danita Pitts
Angela Schleuniger
Shabina Sheikh
Geoffrey Thompson
Ryan Weber
Sarah Jingying Zhang
Round 3: 2010-2011
Jason Bissey
Hillary Cassidy
Wilma Cordova
Jason Crockett
Desiree Johnston
Ginille Lazaro
Brian Lupo
Kathryn Spillane
Christopher Vodila
Round 4: 2011-2012
Meloni Battle
Adam Bizan
Jingwen Hua
Courtney Neville
Thomas Ross
Jacob Schowall-Taylor
Arnaz Siganporia
Randi Simpkins
Patrice Whitted
Round 5: 2012-2013
Antoinette Atchor
Shedeline Charles
Justin Cournoyer
Christopher Cramer
Jessica Creel
Steven Gerard
Anna Gonzales
Kevin Gulledge
Elizabeth Kennard
Daniel Lacambacal
Wana Lucate
Alberto Moreno-Gutierrez
Aisha Qidwae
Dana Robinson
Samantha Weinhold
Round 6: 2013-2014
John Barrett
Kaylene Baugh-Brown
Stephen Immordino
Louie Labate
Jessika Laurore
Michelle Lewis
Christine Madubueze
Catherine McLeod-Moya
Amanda Shirazi
Emily Steinhoff
David Ugokwe
Round 7: 2014-2015
Jasmine Alexis
Nicholas Cordeiro
Suzanne Frisbee
Nathan Hatch
Brian Hyde
Michael Lister
Kyle Manthei
Michele Rehan
Summer Smith
Jon Sorenson
 Diversity is a pillar of the Duke Leadership, Excellence, Access, and Diversity Scholarship in nursing program. To embrace diversity, program officials created a faculty/staff advisory team to recruit and retain diverse students, and held workshops to teach faculty how best to support students from backgrounds under- represented in nursing. Recruitment efforts were targeted at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and at two of the nation’s largest Hispanic-serving institutions. The NCIN program supported Duke School of Nursing initiatives to recruit, retain, mentor, and graduate persons underrepresented in nursing. Many NCIN scholars at Duke stepped up to meet the challenges of the accelerated nursing program, and evolved into leaders.


Understanding that health care practices need to cater to a 21st century environment, the Duke University School of Nursing is seven years into the mission...


I believe this about nursing… “Nursing is an art form and not only a unique profession but also an identity that incorporates the witnessing of miracles, life, death and transformation.”

I believe this about nursing... “Nursing has given me a second chance.”

 I believe this about nursing...

I believe this about nursing..."It encompasses serving all people. It is born of respect for individuals and grown by skill and service."