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Jul 01
2016
  • Announcements
Dear Faculty Members, Back by popular demand!  Learn the tips and tricks that professionals use to make communicating on video look easy!  We have invited award-winning television news anchors Sharon Delaney and Melanie Saunders, both formerly of NBC 17, to present “Top Tips for Successful On-Camera Presentation” and share their proven secrets to being effective and relaxed in front of the camera. Here at the School of Nursing, we are using video more and more often to communicate to external audiences via our website, in direct outreach efforts and on social media, especially our YouTube...
Jul 22
2016
  • Staff Accolades
Congratulations to Danett Cantey, and Teresa Jenkins on being recognized for their 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 their nominations below: "I would like to nominate Danett Cantey for her continuing commitment to excellence in the Duke...
Jul 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Cary, Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Tracey Yap, Yuting Song, Amber Anderson and Andrew Burd co-authored an article entitled "Sustaining complex interventions in long-term care: a qualitative study of direct care staff and managers" in the July issue of Implementation Science. Other co-authors included Cathleen Colon-Emeric and Rasheeda Hall with Duke School of Medicine, and professor Emerita Ruth Anderson.
Jul 22
2016
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumni Michelle King Joyner recently published her DNP manuscript entitled "Structured Documentation of Home Ventilator Settings in Children: A Quality Improvement Project" in the June issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
Jul 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Robin Dail publishes article entitled "Perfusion Index in Very Low Birth Weight Premature Infants During Their First 2 Weeks of Life" in the Biological Research for Nursing. The article was co-authored with Drs. Diane Holditch-Davis, David Tanaka with Duke School of Medicine and John White with SAS Institute, Inc.
Jul 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Frank Titch was recently featured in a NC Association of Nurse Anesthetists news piece that highlights Titch's transition from military CRNA to civilian CRNA to nurse anesthetist educator. Click here to read article.
Jul 22
2016
  • Staff Accolades
Charnetta Cooper, division staff assistant, graduated Cum Laude from Stayer University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminal Justice Administration. Congratulations Charnetta!
Jul 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Cristina Hendrix and Eleanor McConnell provided training for Durham VAMC nurses who participated as learners in the Fundamental in Geriatric Nursing Education sponsored by the Durham Elder Care in Hospital (ECHo) program. ECHo, which started as a T-21 project in 2013, aims to increase knowledge and skills and improve attitude of nurses in providing care to older Veterans. This one-day interactive and experiential training discussed key elements and core concepts in geriatric care that included cognitive and functional assessment, nutrition, iatrogenic causes of delirium, polypharmacy,  pain...
Jul 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
Cristina Hendrix published an article entitled "Implementation of a delirium assessment protocol in an inpatient hospice setting" in the June issue of the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. The article was co-authored with DNP graduate Alison Harrison, Robert Smith, Beth Martin and Jennifer Pursley with Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, and Mary Champagne. Hendrix also made three presentations this past Spring. In April, Hendrix made a paper presentation entitled "Improving Delirium Assessment for Older Veterans: the Elder Care in Hospital (ECHo) program" at the 2016...
Jul 22
2016
  • Announcements
From the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives... Effective today, July 14, 2016, Duke University has placed a travel restriction on the city of Gondar Ethiopia. Over the last twenty four hours, we’ve seen a spike in violent protests that warranted this change.  Below is the latest alert from International SOS for your information. We have been in touch with Duke travelers in the city and are working with them to vacate the area.  If you are aware of other travelers in Gondar, let Christy P. Michels (christy.parrish@duke.edu) and/or Chris Boroski (Chris.boroski@duke.edu) know as...
Jul 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf was invited to participate with the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) as a subject matter expert on HIV-related stigma. He will also serve with a sub-committee of PACHA to formulate recommendations as part of the Stigma Reduction Summit. PACHA is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice, information and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention and cure of HIV disease and AIDS. The Stigma Reduction Summit will consist of a group of...
Jul 22
2016
  • DUSON in the News
Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin was featured in the The Green Sheet Farm Forum as more than 250 health care researchers, educators and practitioners from 35 states visited the state for the International Rural Nursing Conference in Rapid City. Click here to read article. Ryan Shaw recently published an op-ed in the News and Observer as he shared how the new smartphone game, Pokemon Go, encourages games to get off the couch and go outside. Click here to read article.  
Jul 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Jennifer Dungan recently published two articles. The first was published in PLOS One and is entitled "Case-only Survival Analysis Reveals Unique Effects of Genotype, Sex, and Coronary Disease Severity on Survivorship." The article was co-authored with experts from Duke Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center and University of Utah. Her second article was published in Nursing Research and is entitled "Pharmacognetics of Anesthesia: An Integrative Review." This article was co-authored with Edwin Aroke, PhD candidate with the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing.
Jul 21
2016
  • News
<iframe>For decades Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been committed to investing resources in recruiting and graduating nurses from diverse populations in an effort to help build a nursing workforce that reflects society.The Academy for Academic and Social Enrichment and Leadership Development for Health Equity also known as the Health Equity Academy (HEA) has been one program at Duke aimed at supporting minority students in the Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program.The program, funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce...
Jul 18
2016
  • News
The 2016-2020 strategic planning process began in the fall of 2015 and involved leaders from many levels within the Duke School of Nursing, University and Health System. The result: a six-pronged strategic plan that will guide the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) into its next phase of growth and development. Not only will it strengthen DUSON’s position within the University; it will also help bolster the place it holds among its peers nationwide. “You don’t become a preeminent school and stay one if you don’t continue to make important decisions about goals, talent and resources and...
Jul 15
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Staff Accolades
Providence Health and Services Alaska (PHSA) recently welcomed DUSON to convene a two-day onsite orientation for the upcoming Population Care Coordination Program. Shari Rushton, Marion Carter, Isaac Lipkus, Mary Paden, Janene Schneider, and Carla Nichols visited the campus. Click here to read more.
Jul 15
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Shari Rushton is part of a Duke University collaboration that was recently awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for $2.3 million for primary care training and enhancement. The project is led by the Duke Physician Assistant Program and is a collaboration between the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, DUSON, and Duke University School of Medicine MD program. Click here to read more about the award.
Jul 15
2016
  • Research Announcements
From the Center for Nursing Research... Great News! Yap and Lipkus Receive Research Awards Congratulations to Tracey Yap and her entire team for their NIH R01 AWARD entitled “Preventing Pressure Ulcers with Repositioning Frequency and Precipitating Factors.” This award is for a five-year period with a start date of July 1, 2016. The project was awarded at $2,866,272 for the five-year project period. Congratulations to Isaac Lipkus who has received an AWARD for his Duke Cancer Control and Population Sciences Pilot Studies proposal entitled "Exploring Feasibility and Smokers' Reactions to DMA...
Jul 15
2016
  • Student Achievements
MSN student Ryan Tucker was recently awarded a scholarship from the Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP). The program awards scholarships to students receiving education or training in a direct or indirect health care services discipline. In exchange for the award, scholarship program participants will agree to a service obligation in a Department of Veterans Affairs health care facility.
Jul 15
2016
  • DUSON in the News
  • Alumni Achievements
  • Student Achievements
Recently two ABSN students were featured in the news. Learn more about their stories below: ABSN student Holly Howard was recently featured in a News & Observer sport's story thanks to her family's business. When Howard isn't busy with her nursing studies, she's assisting her family with guided duck hunts. Click here to read the full story. ABSN alumni Cheryl "Kate" Burris was featured in a Phoenix News 12 story for saving the life of a stranger by donating a kidney. Click here to watch the news story.

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