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Norma Hefner Duncan

Norma Hefner Duncan, American nurse practioner. Certified family nurse practitioner, University North Carolina, 1974, in nursing administration, Duke University, 1978. Named Best Nurse, Rowan Memorial Hospital, 1961; recipient North Carolina Governor's grant, 1973, Humanitarian award, Optimist International, 1980.

Background

  • Duncan, Norma Hefner was born on September 24, 1937 in Altapass, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Roy Leo Duncan and Dora Lou (Biddix) Hefner Duncan.

  • Education

    • Student, Grace Hospital School Nursing, 1955—1957. Diploma, Rowan Hospital School Nursing, 1961. Bachelor of Science, Mars Hill College, 1989.

    Career

    • Nurse, Killeen, Texas, 1958—1962. Operating room supervisor Spruce Pine Community Hospital, North Carolina, 1963—1964. Operating room staff, supervisor York Gen Hospital, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1964—1970.

      School nurse Mitchell County Board Education, Bakersville, North Carolina, 1971—1973. Family nurse practitioner Rural Health Clinic, Burnsville, 1974—1975. Director nursing Blue Ridge Hospital, Spruce Pine, 1975—1982.

      Assistant director nursing Madison Manor Nursing Center, Mars Hill, North Carolina, 1983. Director nursing, 1983—1984. Medical review North Carolina, 1984—1985, Director of Nursing McDowell Hospital, 1985—1986.

      Nurse surveyor, consultant department of human resources division facility services, since 1986. Teacher nurse assistant classes Asheville Biltmore Technology, Ashville, North Carolina. Past district representative revision of North Carolina Nurse Practice Act & Educational Standards.

    Major achievements

    • Certified family nurse practitioner, University North Carolina, 1974, in nursing administration, Duke University, 1978.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors Baptist Women's Missionary Union. Past president Junior Woman's Club, Parent-Teachers Association. Past secretary Children's Services Council.

    Member of Santa Filomena Honorary Society, State Employees Association of North Carolina, North Carolina League Nursing (past secretary), National League Nursing, American Nurses Association.

    Connections

    • Married Charles Pippin Duncan, August 3, 1957. Children: Brynne Charles, Constance Leigh.
    • father: Roy Leo Duncan Duncan
    • mother: Dora Lou (Biddix) Hefner Duncan
    • spouse: Charles Pippin Duncan
    • children: Brynne Charles Duncan
    • Constance Leigh Duncan
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    Born September 24, 1937
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