Launched in 2015, the Duke Advancement of Nursing, Center of Excellence (DANCE) is a unique collaboration between nurses in the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and the Duke University Health System (DUHS). DANCE provides the infrastructure to match the clinical expertise and needs of DUHS with the research expertise and theoretical insight of DUSON.
The three major pillars of growth for DANCE — Lifelong Learning; Evidence-Based Practice, Research, and Innovation; and Advancing Nurse-Led Innovations in Care — align with the missions of DUSON and DUHS. The pillars also align with the Duke Health Strategic Plan, which encompasses:
- Patient care
- Community health improvement
- Global health
Through DANCE, our nurses are dedicated to personal professional advancement and lifelong learning for all, in order to advance the health of our communities and demonstrate our commitment to excellence in patient-centered care.