Jonas V Nurse Leader Scholar

Angela Duck, MSN, RN

University of Mississippi Medical Center
PhD Student

Angela Allen-Duck is a Nursing PhD candidate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is currently writing her dissertation research titled “The Relationship Between the Degree of Intensity of Physical Activity and Postural Balance in Rural Community Dwelling Adults Age 65 Years and Over". With 20 years of nursing experience and specific knowledge and expertise in patient safety and quality outcomes, Angela facilitated numerous organizational performance improvement projects, proactive risk assessments, and patient safety programs. Her most recent work includes the facilitation of a state-wide performance improvement project to raise adult immunization rates in Louisiana. The American College of Physicians recognized her as a National Quality Improvement Champion in May of 2016. Angela plans to use her professional and educational experience as she begins a career in nursing academia. She is actively involved with her special needs friends in South Mississippi and coaches a special needs cheer team. Angela is married with two children and is a proud Navy mom.