Historic Gift Advances School of Nursing Mission

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) alumna Bettye Martin Musham has committed $8 million to the School. Her gift is the second-largest donation by an individual in the School’s history and the largest ever for faculty, students, and programs.

Musham’s gift, via her estate, allots $5 million to endow the William and Bettye Martin Musham Professorship and $3 million to endow the William and Bettye Martin Musham Fund. The bequest will be transformational to the School, cementing the creation of a DUSON learning and research center that places nurses at the core of transforming health care.

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