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Anne L. Derouin
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Anne L. Derouin, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP

Associate Professor

  • Brief Bio

    Anne Derouin joined the DUSON faculty on April 1, 2011. Derouin is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience in pediatric nursing, and she has strong ties to the Duke and Durham communities. She received her BSN in 1989 from the University of Michigan. She earned her MSN in 2000 and DNP in 2010, both from DUSON, and was a member of the School’s inaugural DNP cohort.

    Derouin is currently the lead faculty for the PNP-Primary Care major in the MSN program at Duke. Prior to this appointment, Derouin co-taught several courses at DUSON and served as a pediatric primary care clinical nursing instructor for many years. She continues to contribute to the ABSN program and serves as a capstone chair and committee member for DNP capstone projects. For the past 15 years, she has provided primary care services for adolescents through community and school-based health centers affiliated with Duke’s Department of Community and Family Medicine. She has also been a frequent guest lecturer on adolescent topics for the Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics departments at Duke.

    Aside from her work at Duke, Derouin serves as an adolescent clinical expert and as current co-chair for the Adolescent Special Interest Group of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She is a former advocacy fellow for the School-based Health Alliance (formally the National Assembly of School-based Health Centers) and currently serves as the advocacy chair for the North Carolina Chapter of NAPNAP and as the past-president for the North Carolina School Community Health Alliance. In 2015 she was selected as a faculty policy fellow for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In 2016 she was inducted as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

    Academic Program Affiliations

    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
    Master of Science in Nursing Program


    DNPDuke University School of Nursing
    MSNDuke University School of Nursing
    BSNUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    Professional Certifications

    CPNPCertified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    APNAdvanced Practice Nurse
    NARTCDiplomate in Asthma Management
    CPRCPR/First Aid Instructor

    Research Interests

    ● Adolescent healthcare
    ● School-based, school-linked and community health care
    ● Asthma, depression and diabetes research related to adolescents
    ● High-risk behavior prevention and outreach
    ● Innovations in communication and healthcare delivery
    ● Advocacy and policy related to children

    Clinical Interests

    Dr. Derouin has strong clinical interests in:
    ● Adolescent health topics, including risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of adolescents who are acutely ill;
    ● Mental health issues that typically emerge during adolescence, including depression, anxiety and teens who self-harm;
    ● Women’s health issues;
    ● Childhood diabetes and asthma: assessment strategies, coping mechanisms, adherence to treatment, and successful educational strategies to support families and children with these diseases.

    Dr. Derouin is a strong advocate for community partnerships that assist children and adolescents, particularly school-based health centers and community health centers. She also has a strong interest in public health care policy (locally and nationally) that supports universal healthcare access for children and adolescents.