Dr. Richard-Eaglin is an Assistant Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). She is a Certified Nurse Educator and a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Richard-Eaglin teaches in the MSN Nurse Practitioner Program, and serves as a mentor for students across programs. She served as the co-director of the Duke University Nursing Academic Partnership for Graduate Education at the Veteran’s Administration (VANAP-GE), a primary care residency program for new nurse practitioners for the past four years. She has the lead faculty for the Veteran’s Health Care Specialty since 2016, and has expanded the specialty to include didactic courses that integrate cultural intelligence, bias management, and health equity content into the courses. Dr. Richard-Eaglin is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with 20 years of experience in multiple areas of health care, including Primary Care, Women's Health, Veteran's Health, Urgent Care, and Public Health.
She is a champion for expanding diversity and inspiring cultural intelligence and cultural humility in health professions education and in clinical practice. Dr. Richard-Eaglin was selected to attend the yearlong Duke University Teaching for Equity Fellowship, an interprofessional partnership between the Schools of Nursing and Medicine in which faculty learn to manage challenging conversations in both the classroom and clinical arenas. She has been actively engaged in the DUSON Health Equity Academy Program for the past four years, serving as a mentor to both new faculty and graduate students, serves on the Admissions Committee, and as faculty for the “Intersection of Professional Nursing Practice and the Social Determinants of Health” a pre-immersion in nursing course.
She is a Certified Professional Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias Facilitator and Coach through the Cultural Intelligence Center. She developed and provides customized workshops that inform health professions educators, students, researchers, and staff on the application of CQ to bias management and mitigation of bias-influenced health outcomes. Dr. Richard-Eaglin has also led the development of multiple diversity and antiracism initiatives including diversity statements and curricula for national organizations. Nationally recognized for her expertise in application of cultural intelligence to bias management, Dr. Richard-Eaglin is often invited to serve as keynote speaker, closing speaker, and to lead panel discussions. She serves as a consultant for integration of cultural intelligence, microaggressions, and bias management content into health education courses and also for promoting organizational wellness in various health care organizations. The guiding principles for her unrelenting commitment to the role of advanced practice nursing are patient advocacy, stewardship of quality care based on the highest standards, and tilting the scales of social justice toward advancing health equity among vulnerable, marginalized, stigmatized, and under-served populations. She leads local and national initiatives aimed at expansion, support, and advancement opportunities for minority students and faculty.