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2018 Nursing Excellence Award Winners Announced by FON

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Linda Partridge Peacock

Since 1998, the DUHS Friends of Nursing (FON) Program has championed the careers and professional development of more than 1,000 Duke University Health System nurses. Each year Friends of Nursing hosts an annual gala in which “extraordinary” nurses from throughout the health system are recognized and awarded educational scholarships.

Two hundred and fifty nine nurses were nominated for 2018 awards. Of those nominated, 36 have been selected to be recognized. This year’s Award for Excellence in Women’s Health Nursing recipient is  Linda Partridge Peacock, RN, Nurse Manager, Harris and Smith Ob-Gyn - Private Diagnostic Clinic. Congratulations to Linda and all of the nominees!

Award recipients will be recognized at the Friends of Nursing Annual Gala (semi-formal) on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Since its inception, the Friends of Nursing has supported the careers and professional development of Duke nurses, recognizing their accomplishments, advancing professional development and furthering education. The Friends of Nursing Program sponsors seminars and educational programs, funds scholarships for nursing education, financially supports learning and research dissemination and recognizes outstanding nursing practice. 


DRH 4-2 Labor & Delivery:
Takenya Brooks-Feaster, Sandra “Kay” Powell

DRH 4-3 Mother/Baby
Shana Anderson, Devon Couch, Sheena Cyr,  Heather Morton, Margaret Oakes

DUH Birthing Center: 
 Jennifer Beltran, Carleen McKenna