Duke Medicine nurses are dedicated to transforming patient care and raising the standards of nursing excellence.
Every day, nurses go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver extraordinary care to patients. Whether it’s implementing nurse-led initiatives to improve patient outcomes or collaborating with different members of the health care team to exceed patients’ needs -- excellence and innovation is ingrained across all nursing areas at Duke Medicine.
Duke Nursing’s dedication to improving patient care and outcomes is evident in the many awards and recognitions we have received over the years:
Our patient-focused approach helps make Duke a great place to receive care. We provide patient care at Duke University Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Durham Regional Hospital, as well as at clinics throughout the region.
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Our nurses are recognized as leaders in care, both by national organizations and by Duke.
All three of our hospitals have achieved MagnetTM designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The Cardiac Care Unit at Duke University Hospital has been recognized for excellent critical care by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
DUHS received American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy. This award recognizes health care organizations, facilities, or departments that are strong advocates of specialty nursing certification. This is well-deserved recognition of DUHS Certification Councils’ efforts to promote a work culture that values and encourages nursing certification.
The North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Professional Practice Advisory’s Hallmarks of a Healthy Workplace was awarded to Duke Raleigh Hospital as well as selected units of Durham Regional Hospital and Duke University Hospital.
The Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces program is designed to recognize exceptional workplaces for nurses and to help nurses, health care providers, and administrators create workplaces in which communication flows freely and nurses contribute actively to facility governance.
The Duke Stroke Center was recognized by the American Heart and Stroke Association for high quality care of stroke patients in data reported in the Get With The Guidelines stroke quality improvement program.
After participating in the Get With The Guidelines for only one year, the Stroke Center is already receiving the Silver Plus award (the highest award available at one year). DUH received this award for:
The North Carolina Great 100 is a statewide recognition program honoring 100 registered nurses who exemplify nursing excellence. Nurses included in the 2010 Great 100 are:
The Strength, Hope, and Caring program recognizes members of the team whose actions epitomize service excellence by highlighting the impact employees have on the lives of their patients and on their team. Nurses who have won this award in 2010 include: