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Valerie K. Sabol

Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC #3322, Office 2017, Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710


Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, MBA, ACNP, GNP, CNE, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN is the Interim Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON).

Dr. Sabol has more than 20 years of acute and critical care experience and is board certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  She received her BS in Nursing from Penn State University, her MSN degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Before being named Division Chair, Dr. Sabol served as the Accelerated BSN Program Director and the Director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty in the MSN Program at DUSON. Prior to working at Duke, Dr. Sabol taught at the University of Maryland School of Nursing for 11 years. She currently provides care as a nurse practitioner at Duke University Medical Center with the Endocrinology Inpatient Consultation Service.

Her clinical and research interests include translating and implementing evidence-based practices into the care of both obese and older adults in acute care settings. She serves on editorial boards for critical care, geriatric and obesity-focused journals, and was the column co-editor for Geriatric Nursing and is the President of the Gerontology Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing · 2020 - Present School of Nursing
Chair, Healthcare in Adult Populations Division · 2015 - Present School of Nursing

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Maryland, Baltimore · 2009 Ph.D.