At Duke Medicine, we understand and appreciate the significant investment our nurses and health care professionals make in their careers. That's why we provide educational assistance in the form of tuition reimbursement and career development programs at various area colleges and universities.
Under our Educational Assistance Program, individuals can take classes at Duke after only one year of service. And, our own Educational Services Department provides continuing education in areas such as clinical applications, leadership development and various general interest topics.
Other educational resources for nurses at Duke Medicine include:
Registered Nurse Tuition Assistance Program
Duke University Health System (DUHS) and the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) support the continued education and learning of our registered nurses, as we believe a highly educated nursing workforce further strengthens the quality of care, clinical outcomes and translation of nursing research into clinical practice within our system.
The Registered Nurse Tuition Assistance Program (RNTAP) provides funding in conjunction with the Duke Employee Tuition Assistance Program. For eligible registered nurses, RNTAP contributes up to 90% of tuition for study toward a Master's degree, post-Master's degree certificate, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the Duke University School of Nursing.
Educational Paid Time-Off
Duke Medicine provides nurses with additional Paid Time-Off to complete required training, or develop additional skills, under the following guidelines:
- Educational time off must be approved in advance by participating employee's manager
- Full-time employees (40 hours/week) are allotted 40 hours per year of educational time off
- The number of allowable continuing ED hours is prorated for employees working at least 40 hours/week
Duke Medicine provides opportunities for loan forgiveness (up to $10,000) for nursing professionals who meet the following criteria:
- Currently carrying outstanding, qualifying loans acquired specifically for nursing education - BSN, Diploma or ASN
- Currently working at least 36 hours per week
- Currently working at one of the acute care hospitals
Technology Education Services
Technology Education Services strives to provide quality educational resources and support for the Duke Medicine network and its professionals. We provide instructional help for new technologies that impact the Health System, assistance with software to produce educational projects, help in developing assessment tools and instructional materials, and advice on the instructional design process.
Key initiatives supported by Technology Education Services include:
- Training – classroom facilities and instruction on a variety of topics including the Duke University Health System electronic medical records system, as well as: Computerized Physician Order Entry, Computing Skills, eSig, Home Healthcare Manager, Outlook, NetAccess, PatientKeeper, Wellsoft, Electronic Medical Records System, etc.
- E-Learning – various projects, from simple document delivery to interactive training and education modules, developed using tools such as: Dreamweaver, DHTML, Flash, Camtasia, PowerPoint, SnagIt, Audacity, LMS and Elluminate.
- Assessment & Evaluation – a variety of valuable services, from the assessment of ongoing projects to the evaluation of current instructional tools and future needs.
- Consulting – multiple strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of proposed and current educational projects; success begins with asking the right questions and recommending the ideal solutions.
- Training Labs – a network of several local laboratories/classrooms offering accessible destinations for technology education system-wide, including our Facilities Building, PG2 and Hock Building facilities.