Margaret Therese Bowers
Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing

Midge Bowers is a Clinical Professor and Lead Faculty for the cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology as a nurse practitioner. Dr. Bowers earned her BSN from Binghamton University, her MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in critical care at Duke University School of Nursing and completed a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Duke. Subsequently she joined the faculty in 1999. She earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Colorado-Denver. Her clinical practice focuses on patients with heart failure and her scholarly work is focused on a DNP Led Model of Care for patients with heart failure. As an Associate in the American College of Cardiology and a certified health simulation educator she is the only nurse practitioner on the leadership team of the ACC simulation council. She is actively involved in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as the Chair of the Cardiology Special Practice group and is actively engaged in leadership roles in the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. She received the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence in 2014 and was inducted as an AANP Fellow the same year. Her expertise in cardiovascular care was acknowledged as the recipient of the Faculty Clinical Practice Excellence award in 2017. Her contributions to the nursing profession were recognized in 2019 when she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  

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