Dr. Margaret "Midge" Bowers is an associate professor and lead faculty for the cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina. She holds a secondary appointment in the department of medicine as a nurse practitioner and is a faculty consultant at the school of medicine. Dr. Bowers earned her BSN degree from Binghamton University and her MSN degree as a clinical nurse specialist in critical care at Duke University School of Nursing and completed a post-master's certificate as a family nurse practitioner at Duke. She earned her DNP degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr. Bowers has extensive experience in care of patients with heart failure and has published and presented to local, regional, national, and international audiences. She has authored several chapters related to assessment, clinical management and medication use in cardiovascular disease, and is a frequent reviewer on cardiovascular topics for the American Heart Journal and Wolters Kluwer publishing. Dr. Bowers serves as a consultant for the American College of Cardiology and is a speaker and editor of global heart failure curriculum. As an associate for the American College of Cardiology and a certified health simulation educator, she is the only nurse practitioner on the leadership team of the ACC simulation council. She is actively involved in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as the chair of the cardiology special practice group and is on the research committee for GAPNA. She is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award and American Academy of Nursing.