Alexandra Duke, DNP, RN-BC, CEN, CHSE, CNE®cl, EBP-C
Dr. Alexandra Duke is a DNP nurse leader with clinical specialties and national certifications in emergency and medical-surgical nursing. Additional areas of expertise include evidence-based practice, academic clinical nursing education, and healthcare simulation. In her former roles, she worked as a Nursing Education Consultant for the California State Board of Registered Nursing and an accreditor for the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center (ANCC) for accreditation review of nurse residency programs across the country.
As a Certified Nurse Educator, having taught across various programs and levels of nursing education, Dr. Duke seeks to respond to complexities in higher education by leveraging liberal arts strengths in programmatic evaluation, innovative curricular practices, analytical methods, and clinical scholarship. Additionally, she is established as an esteemed leader, mentor, and advocate for quality and excellence in nursing education. Her career is dedicated to generating knowledge to support the work of nursing institutions and regulatory agencies in translating evidence to prepare future generation nurses—research interests and scholarship center on developing scientific pathways to bridge intersections between nursing regulation and education.
In 2021, Dr. Duke joined the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) faculty in the DNP program. She has taught various online courses and served as chair and co-chair on DNP projects spanning diverse phenomena, including topics focusing on protocol development for tick-borne disease specialists, stress reduction initiatives for critical care nurses, provider knowledge, attitudes, and confidence regarding accelerated diagnostic protocols, and anesthesia considerations for chronic marijuana clients in surgical settings. Dr. Duke is an advocate and a strong proponent of DNP education and believes DNP graduates are positioned to interface with diverse constituents across systems within the breadth and depth of their dynamic roles.