NURSING LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
AS CHRISTINE SIEGLER PEARSON N’84 became
involved with the Nursing Alumni Council,
she was impressed by the many ways the school
had advanced since her own student days.
“I have renewed respect and appreciation for
all of the School of Nursing activities that
result in improved health care,” Christine
says. And that’s why her husband, Valeant
Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson
E’81, gave $15 million to name the School
of Nursing building in her honor.
The school, which offers graduate degrees as
well as an accelerated bachelor of science in nurs-
ing, was ranked 7th this spring among graduate
schools in nursing by U.S. News & World Report.
Its innovative programs include those designed
to increase the diversity of nursing students
pursuing terminal degrees as well as international
partnerships aimed at boosting health care around
the globe. The 58,000-square-foot facility named
for Pearson was designed to accommodate the
growth of the school’s academic programs.
A student practices on a
simulation robot at the Duke
School of Nursing’s Center
for Nursing Discovery. The
school offers many innovative educational programs.