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Stephanie then spent two years away from Duke Health but couldn’t stay away for long – returning for largely the same reasons as what attracted her in the first place. At Duke Health, she knew her passions for delivering compassionate care and life-long learning would be encouraged and supported.
During her time at Duke Health, Stephanie has utilized the tuition assistance program many times to broaden her knowledge base across different areas of study. Not only does this type of support enable her to grow her career, it also ensures that she is able to learn and provide the most up-to-date care for heart failure patients and their loved ones.
By 2016, Stephanie was practicing as a Nurse Practitioner with the Division of Cardiology at Duke University Hospital. She quickly advanced in this role and went on to become a team leader for the inpatient Cardiology Advanced Practice Providers.
Most recently, Stephanie has earned a new title: Clinical Director for Advanced Heart Failure Services. This promotion is the hard-earned result of her relentless drive and years of dedication to the care of advanced heart failure patients. In this new role, no longer at the bedside full time, she brings meaningful impact to patients, team members, and programs through an administrative angle.
Thanks to her years of direct patient experience, Stephanie better understands day-to-day clinical challenges. Now, she can resolve issues at a larger scale, engage with the care team, and offer thought leadership within the department.