Ramona Basnight, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, has been appointed associate chief nursing officer for DCI Oncology Services, Wake County. She assumed her new role on July 18.
"Ramona is known to many of you, so it’s no surprise that she brings a wealth of oncology nursing leadership to the team, having previously served as interim associate chief nursing officer and clinical operations director for Ambulatory Care Services & Hospital-Based Clinics at Duke University Hospital; nurse manager of Operations for Duke Cancer Center Cary Radiation Oncology and Duke Cancer Center Cary; and nurse manager for women's cancers at Duke University Hospital," said Monica Cfarku, RN, MSN, BMTCN, CCM, NE-BC, assistant vice president and chief of Oncology Nursing Services, Duke Cancer Institute, in a written announcement to DCI faculty and staff welcoming Basnight.
Basnight obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently a post-doctorate scholar at Duke University School of Nursing. She is a certified Advanced Nurse Executive, a Master TeamSTEPPS Trainer, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She has received multiple awards, most recently the 2022 Duke Friends of Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
The above video was posted in May 2022 by the Duke Friends of Nursing when Basnight received the Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership. Nomination excerpts were also posted along with the following message:
"Throughout the pandemic, Ramona has been engaged in creating countless new processes and modifying existing ones. She has been instrumental in creating new places to deliver care that had never been necessary before, and ensuring that they were outfitted, supplied, staffed, and had everything needed for the mission they had been assigned. She did all this while ensuring all of the existing areas in her responsibility continued to function in a modified way to adapt to the threats to patient and staff safety that the pandemic created. Challenge after challenge presented itself and was overcome because of this nominee’s plasticity, critical thinking, and ability to use what she knew in different ways than had ever been necessary before."