Consider Yourself Asked

Healing Politics is pleased to announce the 2024 Campaign School for Nurses & Midwives to be held June 5-8.

The program will begin on Wednesday evening, June 5th with a welcome/networking reception and run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. All meals are included as the program runs from morning until evening.

The Candidate School will be hosted by Polis: Center for Politics at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy in Durham, NC.

Applications

Applications will open on January 15th. Healing Politics seeks to build a diverse group representing geographic, political, racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity.

Attendance will be limited to 35 to allow practical, hands-on training and access to our expert faculty.

Cost

The program requires a $1095 financial commitment comprised of $895 tuition + $200 fundraising**.

Early birds – the first 10 applicants who are accepted – will pay $995 ($795 tuition + $200 fundraising).

A deposit of $500 is due by March 10th and the remaining tuition balance is due April 30.

**Fundraising is an important part of any campaign, and it is part of the Campaign School curriculum – you may not love it, but you’ll learn how to be more comfortable doing it! In the interest of practical, hands-on learning and to keep tuition costs down, we will ask every attendee to put their new skills to work and raise $200 of their tuition. This money will be put to good use to sustain the Candidate School.

Agenda/Curriculum:

We will demystify the process and offer support before and after the Campaign School! While the 3.5-day, in-person Campaign School is the centerpiece of our training program, it isn’t the entire program.

Approximately 6 weeks before the Campaign School, we will hold a virtual session to help you prepare for the Campaign School so you can make the most of your time there. We will answer the 10 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Running and we will dig into fundraising. You will leave the session with a plan to raise your tuition.

Four weeks after the Campaign School we will meet virtually for a follow up session. Did something make sense when you were sitting in the class room but not when you applied it to your district? After giving your GOTV plan more thought, do you have additional questions? Has anyone used this digital platform before? We are (still) here for you!

Over three days of training and role play, we will dig deeply into these topics: 

Travel & Lodging

The JB Duke Hotel is a short, 9-minute walk from the Sanford School of Public Policy. We have secured a block of rooms at a rate of $239/night plus taxes. Access the booking link here. The room block expires on Monday, May 6th.

Raleigh Durham International Airport is approximately a 30 to 45-minute drive from the Duke University Campus. There are multiple ground transportation options available. Learn more here.

Find more information about Durham, North Carolina here.

Directions & Parking

The Sanford School of Public Policy is located on Duke University’s West Campus on the corner of Towerview Road and Science Drive. The Campaign School will be held in the Sanford Building. For directions insert 201 Science Drive Durham, NC into your mapping app. The buildings are accessible and accessible visitor parking is available.

Visitors may park in the Science Drive visitor lot and the Bryan Center parking lot and garage. There are a limited number of handicapped parking spots in front of the school.

Find an interactive map of Duke University here.

From RDU Airport

Take I-40 West to Exit 279B (Durham Expressway/NC 147 North). Continue on the Durham Expressway and follow signs to take Exit 16B for US 15-S/US-501 South towards Chapel Hill. Continue on 15/501 South until you reach exit 107 – NC 751/Duke University. After exiting, turn left onto NC 751. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Science Drive. After a short drive down, turn right into the Visitor Parking Lot.

From Atlanta/Charlotte (South)

Take I-85 North to Durham, Exit 173. Make a right onto U.S. 15/501 South. Continue on 15/501 south until you reach exit 107 – NC 751/Duke University. After exiting, turn left onto NC 751. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Science Drive. After a short drive down, turn right into the parking Visitor Parking Lot.

From Washington/Philadelphia (North)

From I-95 South, go through Richmond to Petersburg, VA. Follow the signs to I-85 South (Durham). Upon entering the Durham city limits, take exit 174A onto U.S. 15/501 South (Duke University/Chapel Hill). Take exit 107 – NC 751/Duke University. After exiting, turn left onto NC 751. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Science Drive. After a short drive down, turn right into the parking Visitor Parking Lot.