College of Nursing alumna Nikia Grayson, DNP, MPH, MA, CNM, FNP-C, has been selected as a Fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. Dr. Grayson received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2013, before returning to complete her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in 2016. She currently works as a nurse midwife for CHOICES: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health.
Grateful for the opportunity, Dr. Grayson said she is “looking forward to networking with other nurse leaders to create innovative health systems to address underserved communities.”
The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, a one-year experience, is a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing and Johnson & Johnson, according to the official press release. The program was created to provide leadership development for advanced practice nurses. Selected fellows start the program this month and will participate in three leadership retreats throughout the program year, as well as distance-based learning activities and a transformative health leadership project.
The program will provide each fellow with the leadership and management skills required to effectively address the needs of their communities, especially those of underserved populations. Fellows of the program become change agents within their practice settings and the evolving health care environment.