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Jul 30
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu along with Weiyu Mao and Iris Chi publishes an article entitled "Oral Health among Older Chinese Immigrants and Implications for Social Work Practice" in the Health & Social Work, a journal of the National Association of Social Workers.
Jul 30
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Wei Pan publishes an article entitled "Propensity Score Interval Matching: Using Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Accommodating Estimation Errors of Propensity Scores" in BMC Medical Research Methodology.
Jul 30
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumna Lynn Eggert along with Donna Biederman, Jane Blood-Siegfried and Mary Champagne published an article entitled "Coalition Building for Health: A Community Garden Pilot Project with Apartment Dwelling Refugees" in the Journal of Community Health Nursing. The project was a part of Eggerts DNP project.
Jul 30
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
PhD students along with faculty and instructors recently presented at the 26th International Nursing Research Conference in Puerto Rico. PhD students Forgive Avorgbedor and Hannah Hughes along with Diane Holditch-Davis presented a poster entitled "Parents' Knowledge and Experiences with Pre-Term and Full-term Infant Care After Hospital Discharge." PhD student Dennis Flores along with Julie Barroso completed a podium presentation entitled "Waiving Parental Consent: An Alternative Strategy for Protecting LGBTQ Youth During Nursing Research" and a poster entitled "A Decade of Parent-Child Sex...
Jul 30
2015
  • Staff Accolades
Consulting Associate with the SON MSN Program Jamie Lord completed her DNP degree by successfully defending her capstone project entitled "Relaxation Techniques to Decrease Anxiety and Stress: A Pilot Study Utilizing Mental Healthcare Professionals at Western Carolina University." As a result, Lord will graduate this August.
Jul 30
2015
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumna Melody Wilkinson was selected as the 2015-2016 recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Clinical Novice Faculty Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence and innovation in the clinical teaching of nursing by novice faculty at AACN member schools. Wilkinson is an assistant professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Jul 30
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Karin Reuter-Rice co-authored an article entitled "Noninvasive Screening for Intracranial Hypertension in Children with Acute, Severe Traumatic Brain Injury" in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatric. Her co-authors included Drs. Nicole O'Brien and Tensing Maa.
Jul 30
2015
  • News
  • Student Achievements
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) selected Sarah Free as its 2015 Duke University Scholar. Each summer the School selects a degree seeking student from the ABSN, MSN or DNP program to receive a full-tuition University scholarship. The student is selected by the associate dean for academic affairs with input from ABSN, MSN and DNP program directors. “Among a group of highly qualified and deserving nominees, Sarah stood out for her strong history of teamwork, leadership, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking,” said Janice Humphreys, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate...
Jul 23
2015
  • Alumni Achievements
MSN Nursing Education alumna Christopher Wiggins was selected as a recipient of the 2015 Great 100 nurses in North Carolina. Wiggins will be celebrated at the 27th annual Great 100 Gala in October at the Raleigh Convention Center. Wiggins works as an clinical analyst/educator with Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C. Click here to see what other DUSON Blue Devil is being recognized as a Great 100 nurse.
Jul 22
2015
  • Staff Accolades
ABSN Clinical Instructor La Monica Hunter is one of nine Duke Medicine nurses selected as a recipient of the 2015 Great 100 nurses in North Carolina. Hunter will be celebrated at the 27th annual Great 100 Gala in October at the Raleigh Convention Center. In addition to her role at DUSON, Hunter is a clinical nurse IV with the Special Care Nursery at Duke Regional Hospital. Click here to see what other DUSON Blue Devil is being recognized as a Great 100 nurse.
Jul 21
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Eleanor McConnell co-authored an article entitled "Effectiveness of Expanded Implementation of STAR-VA for Managing Dementia-Related Behaviors Among Veterans" in The Gerontologist. McConnell's co-authors included Dr. Michele Karel, Dr. Linda Teri, Stephanie Visnic and Dr. Bradley Karlin.
Jul 17
2015
  • News
  • Student Achievements
Kristen Elmore, BSN, RN, and Ethan Cicero, BSN, RN, are among the 46 nurses around the country to receive the 2015 Future of Nursing Scholars program award, which will support their work in the School’s PhD program. The scholarship is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. While completing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Medical University of South Carolina, Elmore’s passion for neonatal global health was sparked. Her PhD study will focus on thermoregulation of neonates in resource limited countries. She...
Jul 16
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
Jennie De Gagne co-authors article entitled "Autonomy of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care: An Integrative Review" with MSN student Christine Choi in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Jul 16
2015
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumna Cindy Stout co-authored an article entitled "Meeting The Future of Nursing Report Recommendations: A Successful Practice-Academic Partnership" in the June issue of the Nursing Economic$. The article is based from work with her DNP project that she implemented.
Jul 16
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
Leigh Ann Simmons co-authored an article entitled "The Stigma of Mental Illness in Arab Families: A Concept Analysis" with PhD student Latefa Dardas in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Simmons also authored an article entitled "Public and Personal Depression Stigma in a Rural American Female Sample" in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing Journal.
Jul 16
2015
  • Student Achievements
Lucian Daniels, a MSN and DNP student in the Women's Health NP program, was awarded the Medical Residents, Fellows & Doctors of Nursing Practice (In Training) Reporter Scholarships Award from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). The award, supported by a grant from Pfizer, provides medical residents, fellows and doctors of nursing practice (in training) from an accredited program in any specialty involving women's health reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2015 NAMS annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, educational materials, special educational sessions and a...
Jul 13
2015
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) in partnership with the Durham VA Medical Center (VAMC) receives grant for the Veterans Affairs Nursing Partnership Graduate Education (VANP-GE) Program. DUSON is one of six nursing schools nationwide selected for the program through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The partnership provides federal funding for a five-year period that will support new faculty positions and increase enrollment each year in the School’s adult-gerontology nurse practitioner (NP) program in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program. “This program will allow us...
Jul 09
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf has been appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.
Jul 09
2015
  • Announcements
Join DUSON Spectrum and Duke University Women's Center for Prevent. Act. Challenge. Teach. (PACT) Training on Tuesdays July 21 and 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Pearson 1011. The training fosters meaningful discussion on issues such as sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, the meaning of consent, rape culture, practical intervention techniques and more. The training also provides engaging activities and will allow you to practice addressing realistic situations of gender violence that can arise in work environments. Click here to sign up.
Jul 09
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Oermann publishes an article entitled "Faculty openings, shortage, and mentoring in associate degree nursing programs" in the July 2015 issue of the Teaching and Learning in Nursing Journal. This journal is the official journal of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.

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