Kimberly A. DeBaun, who joined Duke in 2009, was recently promoted to nurse manager for Level 00 of the Duke Cancer Center.
A native of New York, DeBaun received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 2014. She received an associate degree in nursing from Suny Rockland Community College, Suffern, New York, in 2006; and a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from Syracuse University in 1991. DeBaun holds multiple certifications, including BLS, ACLS and PAL. She is a certified AHA and BLS instructor. She sits on numerous clinical practice committees at Duke.
DeBaun most recently (from April 2013 to May 2015) served as interim nurse manager for the Duke Clinical Research Unit, a hospital-based 30-bed outpatient and inpatient unit. There, she was responsible for more than 150 healthy volunteer and disease-based research studies, including oncology, genetics, GI, pulmonary, hematology, psychology, allergy and more. She provided managerial support and leadership to 17 permanent nursing staff. In May DeBaun was named nurse manager of operations for Duke Cancer Institute’s Department of Radiation Oncology and Sarcoma.
“Since joining the Department of Radiation Oncology and Sarcoma as nurse manager of operations, I have been privileged to become a member of a highly dedicated and supportive team,” DeBaun said. “I am continuing to work with the nursing team to promote and further enhance our level of knowledge and experience through education, professional and personal development. Every nurse on our unit has invaluable strengths and qualities to share with the team and with our patients. We are utilizing these individual strengths to develop team goals that align with the values and vision of DUHS and Radiation Oncology while providing quality care and customer service is an ongoing accomplishment for all.”
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