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Dec 12
2014
  • News
ABSN Program Streamlines Enrollment Process for Prospective Students Duke University's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program has streamlined the application process for prospective students with GPAs above a 3.0 by eliminating the requirement of taking the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). The GRE is a standardized test of verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. Many graduate schools in the United States require...
Dec 10
2014
  • Announcements
Learning & Organization Development (L&OD) course offerings for January through June 2015 are open for registration. Their catalog is scheduled to be distributed before the holidays, but you can sign up for courses now. For an overview of offerings, visit http://sn.im/2186em9. You can also start looking for courses directly in the LMS at http://sn.im/27bhzep - browse the “Category” link to find “L&OD Offerings.” In addition to several new courses, five new certificate programs have been added: Train the Trainer Excellence Customer Service Excellence Supervisory Excellence...
Dec 09
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Qing Yang published an article entitled "The facilitators of and barriers to adherence to hypertension treatment scale" in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Dec 09
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Chuck Vacchiano is the senior author on an article entitled "The accuracy of a near-infrared spectroscopy cerebral oximeter device and its value for estimating jugular venous oxygen saturation" that has been published in Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Dec 09
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu published the paper "Long-term care policy in China: 15 years of development and its future direction" in Global Health Journal. Abstract: This paper reviewed the policies related to long-term care in China since 2000. Using the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, this paper assessed the impact of the policy development on elder care services abilities, institutionalization of the elderly and unmet needs of long-term care. This paper also provided policy recommendations to help strengthen Chinese long-term care system development. Those suggestions included government's role...
Dec 09
2014
  • DUSON in the Media
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Deanna Jung wrote an op-ed titled "Rural emergency care: The impact of quality, outcomes" that has been published by My Journal Courier in Jacksonville, Ill.
Dec 08
2014
  • Student Achievements
From the Shores of the Arabian Sea to North Carolina's Famed "Research Triangle." RWJF Scholar makes her way from a remote fishing village in the south of India to a doctoral program in nursing at Duke University. PhD student Rose Mary Xavier, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, is featured in an article by the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation. Xavier was named one of only 16 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars this year. Read More
Dec 04
2014
  • Announcements
Help the NC Triangle Oncology Nursing Society collect NEW hats for children undergoing cancer therapy now until Dec. 18 by leaving new store bought or handmade kaps for children of ALL ages in the bins located in the Pearson Atrium against the wall next to room 1011. Kaps will be distributed to the UNC and Duke Pediatric Oncology Programs. Questions may be directed to Kathy Trotter at trott004@mc.duke.edu or Sue Schneider at susan.schneider@duke.edu.
Dec 04
2014
  • Other Items of Interest
Applications are now open for the Biomedical Informatics short course offered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The course is a premier and prestigious opportunity for a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics and provides continuing education to health care professionals interested in the application of computer technologies to medicine. Spring Course Dates: April 12-18, 2015 || Fall Course Dates: Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2015 The deadline for both courses is Dec. 15. Biomedical administrators, faculty and others who can become change agents for their institutions are...
Dec 03
2014
  • News
On the heels of the 26th annual World AIDS Day, we may ask ourselves what has been achieved in the three decades since the epidemic first began. According to the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, “Nearly half of all Americans with HIV live in the South, with prevalence rates in Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana now at 200 per 100,000 people—a rate surpassed in the U.S. only by the heavily populated Northeast. Many factors contribute to the increased presence of HIV infections in the South such as high rates of poverty, lack of education and a cultural tradition of stigma...
Dec 02
2014
  • Student Announcements
Dear Duke Students: Great discoveries and innovations in science, medicine and engineering can go unnoticed unless we tell the world about the work we’ve done. Science journalism helps gets the word out. Richard Merritt, a longtime science writer for Duke University and Duke Medicine until he passed away in 2013, understood the importance of telling the story of Duke scientific research. In his memory, the Richard Merritt Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Science Journalism has been established by his family, friends, and colleagues. If you’ve published a journalistic work focused on...
Dec 01
2014
  • DUSON in the Media
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Ryan Shaw's op-ed, the result of a short workshop on writing op-eds for the public and news media that was part of Duke's Science Communication fellowship for faculty, has been published by The News & Observer under the title "Wearable health monitors not quite there yet."
Dec 01
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
At the annual conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) in Miami, Fla., this November: Les Harmon presented a poster titled "Integrating and Enhancing HIV/AIDS Content in a Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program." Les Harmon gave an oral presentation titled "Integrating Routine HIV Screening into a Primary Care Setting in Rural NC," for which he received the Richard L. Sowell JANAC Article of the Year Award. Michael Relf presented an oral presentation titled "Entry Level Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Related to HIV for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners: A National Role...
Dec 01
2014
  • Research Announcements
IMPORTANT: Please take note of the New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-024). This new format applies to all NIH and AHRQ grant applications (theirs or a colleague’s) being submitted or resubmitted on or after January 25, 2015. This is a significant change in format, so faculty may want to consider setting aside enough time for reformatting their biosketches. Download the new biosketch sample and FAQs.
Dec 01
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Donna J. Biederman was a coauthor on a paper entitled "Using research poetics "responsibly": Applications for health promotion research" that was recently published in the International Quarterly of Community Health Education.
Dec 01
2014
  • DUSON in the Media
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Donna J. Biederman was recently interviewed by The Dallas Morning News for an article entitled "Hospitals grapple with challenge in caring for homeless" regarding medical respite for homeless persons. The article was picked up by HealthLeaders Media.
Dec 01
2014
  • Announcements
News from the Center for Nursing Discovery The benefits of Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification adds value to DUSON by improving healthcare simulation education through the identification of best practices. Recognition in this area strengthens patient safety efforts through support of simulation modalities and encourages performance improvement and knowledge expansion of the individual educator. Please contact Margie Molloy if you have any questions. Visit the CHSE website for more information.
Dec 01
2014
  • Announcements
  • Research Announcements
The renovated first floor of Bostock Library, The Ruppert Commons for Research + Technology + Collaboration (a.k.a. “The Edge”), will be opening January 5, 2015. This new space is geared towards the needs of interdisciplinary, data-driven, digitally reliant or team-based research, with staff, resources and programming available for supporting that work. Visit and learn more about The Edge by joining one of the early tours, especially for faculty, where you can learn more about services and resources that may be helpful in your or others’ research. The following dates are currently open:...
Nov 26
2014
  • Alumni Achievements
Elizabeth “Liz” Ross, MSN'14 (Informatics), was awarded a competitive and lucrative Kaiser Permanente Administrative Fellowship. The applicant pool consisted of 200 applicants, including MDs, LDMHAs and MBAs. Fourteen were brought on site for interviews, four of which were nurses. They picked six for the fellowship, and Ross will be starting a two-year position next August in Fontana, Calif. Click here for information on the fellowship.
Nov 26
2014
  • DUSON in the Media
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
An op-ed written by Ryan Shaw entitled "Technological gadgets cannot change human behavior" has been published in Times Union. It is part of Duke's Science Communication fellowship for faculty and is the result of a short workshop on writing op-eds for the public and news media.

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