Dr. Nancy Duffy, the 2009 recipient of a Nurses’ Educational Funds Scholarship for leadership, is Professor and Director of the BSN Program at Campbell University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bradley University in Illinois, a Master’s Degree in Adult Health with specialty in Emergency Nursing from the University North Carolina Charlotte and a DNP from Rush University in Illinois. She holds current certifications in Emergency Nursing and as a Nurse Educator. Her nursing career has had a strong clinical focus in Adult Health, Emergency Department and with students in a variety of settings. Nancy has education experience in Diploma, Associate, BSN, MSN and DNP programs. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the 2007 SC Governor’s Professor of the Year Award for Senior Colleges and Universities, NC Great 100 Nurses and the SC Palmetto Gold. She was Co-Leader of a South Carolina Task Force to address the IOM recommendations.
Dr. Duffy is a member of the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Emergency Nurses Association and the North Carolina Nurses Association (Simulation and Professional Advocacy Councils). National Student Nursing Association (Johnson & Johnson), Robert Wood Johnson for New Careers in Nursing and Healthcare Science of South Carolina Simulation Healthcare, has awarded her program and research grants.
Her interests include student success, simulation in nursing education, interprofessional teamwork and working to assure a diverse healthcare workforce.
Dr. Duffy was the Associate Director of Simulation for the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She assisted faculty to integrate simulation into 6 of 7 clinical nursing courses. She has co-authored 20 simulations that are available in the Laerdal Sim Store. Dr. Duffy was a co-investigator on a research study that examined the use of peer led simulation experiences. She was part of a Poster presentation at for the 12th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference (2013) and currently has two simulation focused articles under review. She continues to work on similar projects since locating to North Carolina (NC) both at Campbell University and with the NC Nurses Association.
Dr. Duffy began work on Inter-professional Education (IPE) at MUSC as a member of the Executive Steering Committee. Their work began in the classroom and progressed to a required IPE Course for all first year students to shared skills labs and simulation based care experiences.Her partnership and development of a pharmacy/nursing student collaboration project continues to date and was a CAB IV: Interprofessional Collaboration: Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice Conference poster. Dr. Duffy is actively involved on the Campbell University IPE Executive Committee and Chairs the IPE Simulation Sub- Committee.
Dr. Duffy is employed by Campbell University and is responsible for the creation of a new BSN Program that will admit its first cohort in fall 2016. The application received unanimous approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing in January 2014. In July of 2014, The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved the program within the scope of the current accreditation.
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