Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | September 13, 2021

Duke Raleigh Hospital Nurses Recognized with Great 100 Honor

Four Duke Raleigh Hospital nurses were recognized as Great 100 Nurses , an honor bestowed to registered nurses in North Carolina for their commitment to excellence, community involvement, and dedication to the nursing profession.

These nurses, who are nominated by their peers, are among the 11 nurses that earned this award from across Duke Health. 

Meet these four Duke Raleigh Hospital nurses and read the words their peers shared about them.

Jacqueline Alder, RN
Clinical Nurse II, Progressive Care Unit
Peer nominator comments: “I have personally seen her take care of every patient as I would take care of my family.”
“She is never hesitant to ask for assistance in a collaborative, professional and concerning manner; she is always candid about what she knows; she is ever willing to learn more; and, in the end, she holds herself accountable.”
Priscilla Ramseur, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Peer nominator comments: “She takes the time to mentor, coach and simply check-in with frontline staff … She embodies the human side to nursing, she genuinely cares, she genuinely shows interest, and she genuinely wants us to succeed.”
“Employees readily engage with her because she genuinely considers their personal and professional needs first. With that foundation, individuals feel safe calling out issues, and teams focus on finding solutions, not placing blame.”

Michelle Ray, RN
Clinical Nurse II, Duke Raleigh Hospital Surgery Center
Peer nominator comments: “Throughout the day, this nurse radiates with positive energy and displays kindness toward the peers, patients and families that she serves… No matter what she is faced with, or what kind of day she is having, she will find the brightest moment of the day and reflect on it and pass it along to others.”
“This preceptor and mentor takes others under her wing, and when she is training the next generation of nurses, she instills in each one precious nuggets of wisdom that she has acquired across a 36-year nursing career.”
Brenda Wilcox, MSN, RN, AOCNS, AGCNS-BC
Nurse Navigator, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh
Peer nominator comments: “I can’t imagine this clinic without her. Her attention to every detail, her calm demeanor and her strong desire to help others make this clinic run smoothly week after week. She is the glue that holds it all together.” 
“She is superb liaison between staff and patients, spending countless hours on the phone helping patients get in touch with the appropriate person who can help them with their needs. Her nurturing nature helps to put scared patients at ease.”

The nurses named to the Great 100 are recognized at an annual gala event, which is scheduled for October 9 at the Greenville Convention Center. You can find information on all of the Great 100 Nurse recipients at

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