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Aug 29
2016
  • Announcements
Read more about the DUSON 2016-17 Fight the Flu Campaign Get your free flu vaccination CONVENIENTLY in the Atrium at DUSON! Monday, September 12 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. More Locations September 15-16 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Duke South Clinic Area near South CafeteriaBring your Duke ID badge September 15 - November 1 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) Duke Raleigh Hospital Employee Health OfficeBring your Duke ID badge September 16-23 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Duke Hospital In front of Atrium CafeteriaBring your Duke ID badge September 19 - November 1 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Every...
Sep 23
2016
  • Message from the Dean
As part of our strategic plan kick off, you will be receiving a blue DUSON mug (in the coming weeks) to celebrate our new vision. So that I may get to know you better, and support the implementation of our strategic plan, we are scheduling monthly "Coffee with the Dean" sessions starting October 4.  We will randomly select faculty and staff, and you may receive an invitation to join me for coffee and a light breakfast to learn more about our strategic plan and getting involved. This is completely optional, and I encourage you to attend to get to know me and your DUSON faculty and staff...
Sep 23
2016
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
Join Duke University School of Nursing on Sunday, October 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. for a day of food, music and charity at the TROSA 2nd Annual BBQ & Friends fundraiser. Durham's top chefs and most beloved restaurants will offer their inspired takes on classic BBQ - with all proceeds going towards building TROSA's Comprehensive Care Center. Participants include: Nana's; Nanataco; Saltbox; Rise; Foster's Market; The Original Q-Shack; Tom & Jenny's candies; and Ben & Jerry's. Family fun provided by The Scrap Exchange. Music by local favorites Elephant Micah and Honey Magpie. Advance...
Sep 23
2016
  • News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Research Announcements
With more than 90,000 people affected by sickle cell disease (SCD) in the United States, it’s important to have health care services that will improve both patient reported outcomes and access of care. Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN, associate professor for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and Duke University School of Medicine, and Nirmish Ramesh Shah, MD, assistant professor for Duke University School of Medicine, are co-principle investigators on a $4.6 million grant entitled “Improving SCD Care using Web-based Guidelines, Nurse Care Managers and Peer Mentors in...
Sep 23
2016
  • University and Health System
From Mary Ann Fuchs, Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive... Nursing Newsletter - Gala Special Edition
Sep 23
2016
  • Announcements
As DUSON begins the strategic plan implementation process, we know that a clear vision is of utmost importance as we, faculty, staff, and students, engage and enroll in the process. In an effort to provide continuous communication to promote our strategic plan goals, strategies and process, the Monday Update will include feature articles on various aspects of the implementation process. For the next several weeks, we will feature more about the importance, goals and priority strategies of the six focus areas - Education, Research, Clinical Practice, Community Health Improvement, Global Health...
Sep 23
2016
  • Announcements
The School of Nursing recently released new gift giving guidelines that were developed by leaders from the offices that are the most frequent providers of gifts at DUSON. The purpose is to align the cost of gifts and giveaways with DUSON's goals. The process also defines responsibilities for gift planning and budgeting, including gift purchasing thresholds. Click here to view new gift giving guidelines.
Sep 23
2016
  • Staff Accolades
Congratulations to Cristy Van Sant on being recognized for her Commitment to Excellence. This staff recognition program celebrates staff who demonstrate the highest standards in their commitment to supporting our mission, vision and values. We thank all of those staff members who consistently demonstrate excellence in what they do for our School community. Click here for more information about the program and how to nominate a staff member. Read her nomination below: "Its my pleasure to nominate Cristy Van Sant for demonstrating excellence in her role as Clinical Research Coordinator. She...
Sep 23
2016
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) recently held its first Arnold P. Gold Foundation-American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Gold-AACN) White Coat Ceremony with more than 70 accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) students to celebrate Commitment to Excellence. DUSON was one of 50 schools of nursing across the nation and one of two schools of nursing in North Carolina to receive funding support to host White Coat Ceremonies, which emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care among health professionals. Since 2011, the School of Nursing has held Commitment to...
Sep 23
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Susan Schneider presented on "International Perspectives on Cancer Survivorship" at the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care in Hong Kong.
Sep 23
2016
  • Announcements
We are so excited about this year’s campaign! Thank you to all who have participated to date. Nursing has a special place in each one of our hearts and throughout the campaign we will share some stories from faculty and staff that support the school’s Annual Fund. “I am proud to be a member of the DUSON community.  In addition to contributing my time and talent to the accomplishment of our mission and goals, I choose to participate financially in the Faculty/Staff campaign because I believe in our philosophy and want to make a difference in the lives of our students.” ~ Julie Cusatis, Senior...
Sep 23
2016
  • Announcements
Have lingering questions after the upgrade? Want tips for building course sites faster? Need printable “cheat sheets” you can use and share? Plan to attend the Sakai User Group meeting, Thursday, 9/29 in Pearson 1011 from 10 to 11 a.m.  We will share a variety of quick references and discuss strategies for importing course content that minimizes the need to edit links. Membership for the Sakai User Group is open to all, from beginning users to experienced site managers. Members share tips and lessons learned, and discuss Sakai processes, updates and new features. If you would like to be added...
Sep 23
2016
  • Announcements
This semester there will be two options for faculty members to participate in Writing Groups to support the development of scholarly manuscripts. The faculty members who have participated in previous semesters have found the groups helpful to them and have produced scholarly manuscripts supported by participation in the group. Details on each of the groups and instructions for signing up for a group follow: 1. One group will be coordinated by Dr. Diane Holditch-Davis. The group will provide critique and support for writing papers and other writing. Faculty can discuss writing projects at any...
Sep 23
2016
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
DUSON IT Department invites you to join them for its second annual Chili Cook Off on Friday, October 28 at 12 p.m. in the Atrium. Homestyle chili is defined by the International Chili Society as the cook's favorite combination of ingredients resulting in a dish seasoned with chili peppers and spices. If you plan to participate, RSVP with Denise Williams at denise.williams3@duke.edu by Saturday, Oct. 1.
Sep 23
2016
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Hanzhang Xu recently published an article entitled "Self-reported diabetes education among Chinese middle-aged and older adults with diabetes" in the Journal of Global Health. Co-authors include Drs. Bei Wu with New York University and Jianfeng Luo with Fudan University. Abstract: To compare self–reported diabetes education among Chinese middle–aged and older adults with diabetes in three population groups: urban residents, migrants in urban settings, and rural residents. Our study suggests diabetes education is a serious concern in China, and a significant proportion of the...
Sep 23
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bradi Granger, Katherine Pereira and Rachel Richesson recently published an article entitled "Assessing electronic health record phenotypes against gold-standard diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus" in the September issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Other co-authors include experts from Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, Duke University, and Duke Translational Medicine Institute. Abstract: We assessed the sensitivity and specificity of 8 electronic health record (EHR)-...
Sep 23
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumni Leslie Sharpe and Connie Bishop and faculty member Anne Derouin recently published an article entitled "Quick Screen to Intervene: Starting the Conversation About Pediatric Obesity" in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. The other co-author is Dr. Abigail DeVries with Piedmont Health Services, Inc. Bishop is also an alumni of the BSN '75 program. Abstract: The prevention and management of pediatric obesity are challenges for primary care providers. Screening tools that efficiently capture nutrition and exercise behaviors enhance opportunities for targeted education. This quality...
Sep 23
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Dean Marion E. Broome recently presented on "Comparison of Methods to Report Reviews of the Scientific Literature" at the Council for the Advancement for Nursing Science in Washington, D.C. Broome was part of a panel of three editors.
Sep 23
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Terry Valiga continues as the co-author of the fifth edition of "The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nursing" published by F.A. Davis Company. Co-author is Dr. Sheila Grossman. Whatever your role, practice or educational environment, here are the tools and techniques you can use to realize your leadership potential, advance your career, and contribute to the future of nursing. This 2009 AJN Book of the Year Winner, by two noted educators in the field of leadership development, guides you through the process.  An easy-to-read, interactive approach helps you identify the...
Sep 23
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Charles Vacchiano was recently invited to present two podium presentations entitled "Goal Directed Fluid Therapy: Fact, Fiction, Findings and the Future" and "Mild Traumatic Brain: A Potential Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists annual Congress in Washington, D.C. His presentations discussed the benefits of a physiological end point based fluid replacement protocol for high risk patients undergoing major surgical procedures and examined the diagnosis, symptoms, duration, treatment and anesthetic implications of mild traumatic brain injury.

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