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School of Nursing News

Jul 31
2014
  • Staff Accolades
Loretta Matters, MSN, RN, Associate Director of DUSON’s Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (CGNE), has joined the DUHS Department of Advanced Clinical Practice as the part-time Director of Duke NICHE (Nurses Improving the Care for Healthsystem Elders). Duke NICHE represents a successful academic-practice partnership model between a health system and a university-based school of nursing that aims to improve care of older adults by enhancing the expertise of front-line nursing staff and accelerating the implementation of evidence-based care approaches. Matters has been involved in the Duke...
Jul 30
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Terry Valiga, Helen Gordon and Beth Phillips coauthored a chapter entitled "Promoting and assessing critical thinking" that has been published in the third edition of S. DeYoung's "Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators."
Jul 30
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Terry Valiga and Beth Phillips gave a presentation entitled "It's Time We Stop Settling for Mediocrity in Nursing Education and Start Expecting Excellence" at the 2104 Nurse Educator's Conference in the Rockies.
Jul 29
2014
  • Other Items of Interest
Following is an excerpt from the policy brief "Hepatitis C Testing in the Birth Cohort 1945 - 1965 : Have you been tested?" published by the American Academy of Nursing on July 28, 2014, World Hepatitis Day. Executive SummaryIn July 2012 , t he American Academy of Nursing endorsed the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Emerging Infectious Diseases to accelerate efforts to remove barriers for hepatit is C screening and testing (Zucker, 2012). One month later the CDC announced its recommendation for the "Identification of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Persons Born During 1945 –...
Jul 29
2014
  • News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Rapid changes in learning technologies are creating a sense of urgency – and opportunity – in higher education.  Educators often think that they could make a significant difference in the lives of their students if only they had the opportunity to dedicate themselves to educational innovation.  Thanks to the 2014 CATALYST Awards, five members of DUSON’s faculty are getting the chance to spend a year putting their best ideas into action. “The CATALYST Awards serve as the perfect way for our faculty to dedicate time and resources to improving the educational experience,” said Marilyn Lombardi,...
Jul 25
2014
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Nancy Dias and her mentor Deb Brandon have received an award for Dias' National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) proposal entitled “Parental Bereavement Trajectories: Relationship to Health Risk Indicators.” This award, in the amount of $500, is for a one-year period from September 1, 2014 until August 31, 2015.
Jul 25
2014
  • Alumni Achievements
Julie Schreiner, a graduate of the MSN and DNP programs, wrote a blog post titled "Doctor vs. Doctor" for DNP Answers at www.advanceweb.com.
Jul 25
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Les Harmon has published an article entitled "Integrating routine HIV screening into a primary care setting in rural North Carolina" in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Additionally, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) selected his article as one of two ANAC 2014 recipients of the JANAC Article of the Year Award.
Jul 24
2014
  • News
Summertime might mean vacations at the mountains, or the beach for some, but for the faculty of the School of Nursing, summer is anything but being laid back. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, they are engaged around the world expanding their knowledge and sharing their expertise. We asked the classic question, “So what will you be doing during the summer break?” The following is just a snapshot of some of the answers we received about the activities keeping DUSON Faculty busy this summer: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA – Associate ProfessorBettger traveled to Singapore earlier...
Jul 22
2014
  • DUSON in the Media
Shacora Rorie, one of nine scholars participating in the Health Equity Academy (HEA), appears in a blog post entitled "What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer" at huffingtonpost.com.
Jul 22
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Cary and Beth Merwin have published an article entitled "Inpatient rehabilitation outcomes in a national sample of medicare beneficiaries with hip fracture” in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Jul 22
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Hockenberry and Cheryl Rodgers coauthored an article entitled "The influence of oxidative stress on symptom occurrence, severity and distress during childhood leukemia treatment" that has been published in Oncology Nursing Forum.
Jul 22
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Hockenberry has been appointed as the Research Chair for the Nursing Discipline within the Children’s Oncology Group, an international cooperative group of over 200 institutions who care for children with cancer.
Jul 18
2014
  • DUSON in the Media
Reuters published an article entitled "Nurses could manage chronic care on doctors’ orders" about a paper coauthored by Ryan Shaw, Cristina Hendrix, Alison Edie and Linda Davis that was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Jul 18
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Drs. Ryan Shaw, Cristina Hendrix, Alison Edie and Linda Davis published an article entitled "Effects of nurse-managed protocols in the outpatient management of adults with chronic conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis" in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Jul 18
2014
  • News
New Multi-Funder Initiative Aims to Help Reach Institute of Medicine Goal to Double the Number of Nurses with Doctorates  Duke University School of Nursing is one of only 14 schools of nursing nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The Future of Nursing Scholars program plans to support up to 100 PhD nursing candidates during its first two years.  As an inaugural grantee of the Future of Nursing Scholars program, Duke School of Nursing has selected PhD students Rose Mary Xavier...
Jul 15
2014
  • News
The Bridge to Doctorate program welcomes the first two cohorts of students to enroll in this new partnership between Duke University School of Nursing and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Division of Nursing. “These impressive and high-achieving students are the next generation of nurse leaders and scientists who are embarking on research that focus on problems that affect all of us. But they also have wide-ranging experiences and backgrounds that are critical in conducting biomedical and behavioral research and addressing healthcare disparities,” said Dr. Debra Brandon, Associate...
Jul 18
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu and Brenda Plassman, co-PI in Duke Medical Psychology, have received an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nation Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) R34 to support the planning and design of a clinical trial and/or evaluation study for their proposal entitled "Developing an Oral Health Intervention for Individuals with Mild Dementia." This award is for a one-year period, awarded August 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015, with a competing U01 component for study implementation through a cooperative agreement.
Jul 18
2014
  • Announcements
Join us September 22 through December 4 (Thanksgiving week off) for classes geared towards spoken Spanish and tailored to your needs. Learn it now to invest in your future and speak the language of your client. Ten-week courses are offered by El Centro Hispano in collaboration with Duke School of Nursing and the Latino Health Project at Duke University. Two-hour classes will be held weekly as follows: Level 1No previous Spanish knowledge required.Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Duke Regional HospitalMonday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Duke South Clinic Level 2Prerequisites: Basic grammar, verb Ser and...
Jul 15
2014
  • Staff Accolades
Clinical nurse educators Theresa Barnard and Vickey Keathley coauthored an article entitled "From Bedside Nurse to Clinical Instructor" that has been published by ADVANCE for Nurses.

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