Duke University & Health System

About Duke University & Health System

About Duke University
Tracing its origins to 1838, Duke University has evolved into one of the world's leading institutions for education, research and patient care. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is comprised of two major organizations: Duke University and Duke University Health System.

At Duke University, the mission is to provide a superior liberal arts education, prepare people for lives of skilled and ethical service, advance the frontiers of knowledge, foster health and well being, and promote a sincere spirit of tolerance. Duke faculty and staff members work every day in support of this mission.

The intent of a Duke education is to instill certain "habits of mind"--critical thinking, creative problem solving, an appetite for discovery--that will help students succeed at Duke and throughout life.

Since the founding of Duke in 1838, academic expansion has led to the establishment of new graduate and professional schools. Duke University is currently comprised of ten schools and colleges:

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
School of Law
Divinity School
Graduate School
School of Medicine (including Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Private Diagnostic Clinic)
School of Nursing
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Pratt School of Engineering
Fuqua School of Business
Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

Duke University Health System is a world-class health care network dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat disease through biomedical research.
Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses three highly regarded hospitals - Duke University Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital - physician practices, home hospice care and various support services at locations across North Carolina.

• Duke University Health System
• Duke University Hospital
• Duke Regional Hospital
• Duke Raleigh Hospital
• Duke Children's Hospital
• Duke Primary & Specialty Clinics
• Duke HomeCare & Hospice
• Patient Revenue Management Organization
• Duke University Health System Clinical Laboratories


Professional Nursing Assistant

May 2021 - July 2021 Raleigh, NC
“I was assigned to the Women's Cancer Center in Raleigh where I had the opportunity to spend nine weeks primarily shadowing two different nurses. I spent the first four weeks in the clinic, where I was able to assist with documentation, pelvic exams, taking vital signs, and any other necessary tasks. The last five weeks were spent with nurses who administered chemotherapy. I assisted them with many tasks and got to know many of the patients throughout their journey. I loved learned as much as I could about oncology, since I didn't have much knowledge before. I also really enjoyed interacting with and getting to know many of the patients. They were all so kind and positive despite everything going on in their lives, which really made a huge impact on me. I am so grateful for the entire experience and for everyone I met at the Women's Cancer Center. ”

Professional Nursing Assistant

May 2020 - August 2020 Durham, NC
“It was a great experience . The staff was really helpful about explaining their roles and including me in patient care.”
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