The vision of the Duke Advancement of Nursing, Center of Excellence (DANCE) is to be the recognized leader in collaboration, synergy, and professional development of nurses throughout the career continuum, from student through professional roles.
The mission of DANCE is to support and advance the professional development, knowledge, and skills of all nurses across Duke; that is, the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and the Duke University Health System (DUHS). DANCE is grounded in a partnership between nurses in DUSON and DUHS and leverages the experience, knowledge, and aspirations of both entities.
The overall goal of DANCE is to provide an infrastructure that promotes collaboration, synergy, and professional development of nurses throughout the career continuum. Nurses across the enterprise are committed to personal professional advancement and the concept of lifelong learning for all in order to advance the health of the community. Professional identity formation and sustainment of leadership by nurses to address the challenges of promoting a healthier community lie at the heart of the DANCE academic-practice partnership.