Bernice Alston, PhD
School of Nursing
Ms. Alston is the Director of the Student Success Center at the Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Alston joined DUSON on September 1, 2021, after over a decade of experience in higher education. Prior to joining DUSON, she worked at Campbell University as the Director of Academic Support Services. In that position, she was responsible for the institution’s tutoring and writing centers, academic success coaching, early alerts, and student retention initiatives.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Stress First Aid for Healthcare Workers: Implementation of a Peer-to-peer Support Training Program to Reduce Stress and Burnout Among the Current and Future Health Professions Workforce
Lightning Talk Description: In collaboration with the Duke University School of Nursing Student Success Center, the Duke Health Interprofessional Education and Care Center, and North Carolina Central University (NCCU), we implemented a positive psychology-informed Stress First Aid (SFA) training program for health professions students, faculty and staff at Duke and NCCU. This program aims to address stress and burnout present throughout the healthcare workforce. SFA is a pre-clinical, peer-to-peer support training tool that teaches participants to assess and respond to suspected…