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Valerie K. Sabol
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Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, ANEF, FAANP


Chair, Healthcare in Adult Populations Division

  • Brief Bio

    Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, CCRN, CNE, ANEF, FAANP, is the Chair for the Division of Healthcare in Adult Populations at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Dr. Sabol has more than 25 years of acute and critical care experience and is board certified as an Adult Acute Care and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. She received her BS in Nursing from Penn State University, her MSN degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Before being named Division Chair at Duke, Dr. Sabol served as the Accelerated BSN Program Director and the Director of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty in the MSN Program at DUSON. Prior to working at Duke, Dr. Sabol taught at the University of Maryland School of Nursing for 11 years. She currently provides care as a nurse practitioner at Duke University Medical Center with the Endocrinology Inpatient Consultation Service. Her clinical and research interests include translating and implementing evidence-based practices into the care of both obese and older adults in across care settings. She has served on editorial boards for critical care, geriatric and obesity-focused journals, and is the next President-Elect of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

    Academic Program Affiliations

    Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
    Master of Science in Nursing Program
    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


    PhDUniversity of Maryland-Baltimore School of Nursing
    MSNUniversity of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
    BSNPennsylvania State University - University Park

    Professional Certifications

    ACNP-BCAcute Care Nurse Practitioner
    GNP-BCGeriatric Nurse Practitioner
    CCNSCritical Care Nurse Specialist
    CCRNCritical Care Registered Nurse

    Research Interests

    Anemia and functional performance among older adults
    Translating and implementing evidence-based practices in the care of older adults in acute and critical care settings
    Obesity in acutely ill adults