William Michael Scott
Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing

William Michael ("Mike") Scott joined the DUSON faculty in February of 2011 as Assistant Professor in the MSN Program. He earned a BA in history at Armstrong State College (GA), followed by a BSN at Georgia Southern College. He earned an MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Georgia Southern University in 1992. Mike completed his DNP at Georgia Southern University in 2011. His DNP clinical project focused on identifying exemplars and practice patterns that highlight nurse practitioner clinical excellence.

Mike was recruited in 2006 to serve as Director of Clinics for the School of Nursing. In this capacity, he helped design and implement clinic infrastructure to showcase the role of the DUSON nurse practitioner, while providing services at Duke primary clinics including Duke Primary Care at Pickett Road and Triangle Family Practice. He continues to precept/mentor Duke nurse practitioner students as they progress through their respective programs.

A family nurse practitioner for two decades, Mike is known mostly for his work in rural health outreach as a primary care clinician with a nurse practitioner practice in upstate South Carolina, a position he held for ten years and with an estimated 25,000 patient care visits. He was selected to be an evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in Washington and subsequently was elected to its Board of Commissioners representing practice. He served two consecutive terms on the CCNE board, rising as high as Vice Chair. Mike's voice played a role in helping CCNE to move forward with implementation of accreditation standards for the DNP. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Health and Human Sciences of Georgia Southern University, and was selected by the University as Commencement speaker in 2005. For his past work in nurse-managed clinics and for his advocacy of the nurse practitioner role at the national level, Mike was awarded the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence for North Carolina in 2010, and he was elected a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in 2013.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • Box 3322 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
  • School of Nursing, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710

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